Global opportunities

We promote and coordinate UQ's participation in prestigious scholarship and mobility schemes so students can take part in meaningful overseas experiences.

Open Global Opportunities

Deadline: 14 April 2017

These Scholarships have been established to encourage and assist students and young professionals to pursue specialised study, research and experience in priority areas of interest in the bilateral Australia-China relationship.
Deadline: 28 April 2017

A Churchill Fellowship offers ordinary Australians the opportunity to travel to the far edges of the globe to conduct valuable research in their field and bring back knowledge, experience, ideas and innovation for the betterment of their industry, community and Australia. 
Deadline: 30 April

The American Australian Association awards Fellowships each year to Australians and Americans for advanced research and study in the United States and Australia respectively. Applicants must be accepted into a program either to complete research or study at the graduate level.
Deadline: 30 June 2017

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program is a prestigious scholarship scheme that provides an opportunity for high-achieving Australian undergraduate students to undertake study and work placements, for one or two semesters, in host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
Deadline: 1 August 2017

The Australian–American Fulbright Commission promotes educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States. A range of scholarships are available, including for pursuing postgraduate study or postdoctoral positions.

Closed Global Opportunities

Opens: mid-2017

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship supports exceptional individuals to undertake post-graduate study at one of Australia's leading universities. Valued at up to $120,000 over, typically, 2-3 years, scholarships will be awarded annually for research or coursework studies at graduate level. 
Opens: to be advised

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships funded by the Australian Government that support citizens around the world to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas.
Opens: May 2017

This scheme is open to graduates in the Allied Health sciences who are enrolled as PhD candidates in an Australian university and who have completed the first stage of their doctoral program.
Opens: June 2017

The Menzies Foundation inspires and nurtures Australia’s future leaders. To be eligible, applicants must hold a first class honours degree or a Master of Engineering with a distinction average and be planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their study.
Opens: May 2017

Each year the Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Australian graduates to enable them to study abroad at the world's best universities, appropriate to their career paths. Successful applicants have outstanding academic records, demonstrated leadership skills, and have a vision for a better Australia.
Opens: July 2017

The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law is for postgraduate courses of study at UK universities, principally Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. Applicants for the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law are encouraged to consider universities in Asia.
Opens: to be advised

Each year, there are nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students — chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service — to study at the University of Oxford. Applicants from UQ may direct their enquiries to qldrhodesscholarship@uq.edu.au.
Opens: April 2017

Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. 
Opens: to be advised

An opportunity for Bachelor of Laws students to undertake a 2-3 month Fellowship with the World Bank’s Special Litigation Unit under the Integrity Vice President (INT). The successful student will be supported by a scholarship of USD$7,500 (approximately AUD$9,850) to meet travel and living expenses.
Opens: to be advised

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Opens: to be advised

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships are awarded for graduate study at Harvard University. They include tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend of at least $29,000, which is sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single fellow for a ten-month academic year.