School leaver scholarships

The University of Southern Queensland is pleased to announce a number of exciting new innovations to our academic merit scholarships program for 2020.

No application process

If you have placed your USQ chosen course as your first preference via QTAC, there is no need to apply for academic merit scholarships. The scholarships will be automatically awarded to 2019 school leavers achieving the ATAR or equivalent OP as outlined, and who commence full-time study in Semester 1 in any Bachelor degree program in 2020.

All Bachelor programs are eligible

At USQ, we are about people following their dreams. We haven’t restricted the scholarships to any one area of study. You are free to choose what you want to be. Studying on-campus at either Toowoomba, Ipswich or Springfield.

Just another good reason to choose Australia’s number one University for graduate starting salary and Queensland’s number one university for graduates obtaining full time work.†

† Good Universities Guide, 2019

Become rewarded

Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship $29,000*

For students with results at or above ATAR 97.5 or OP 2.

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Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship $20,000*

For students with results at or above ATAR 90 or OP 6.

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Executive Dean’s Scholarship $6,000**

For students with results at or above ATAR 85 or OP 8.

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Future Community Leader Scholarship

To support ten students commencing a bachelor's degree.

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View our range of scholarships

* The total scholarship value is $29,000 ($24,000 in cash over 4 years or $18,000 over 3 years), plus a $5,000 Study Abroad package, the opportunity to undertake our leadership and development program and participate in the Student Ambassador program.

** Based on a student undertaking a 4-year degree receiving $5,000 per annum. Students undertaking a 3-year degree will also receive $5,000 per annum, for a total scholarship worth $15,000.

*** Based on a student undertaking a 4-year degree receiving $1,500 per annum. Students undertaking a 3-year degree will also receive $1,500 per annum, for a total scholarship worth $4,500.