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Bursaries

With Student Advocacy and Support, UQU Student Rights Collective and UQU Association of Postgraduate Students
With Student Advocacy and Support, UQU Student Rights Collective and UQU Association of Postgraduate Students

Postgrad Emergency Bursary

The APS Postgrad Emergency Bursary was established to offer support to postgraduate students experiencing financial hardship during their studies at UQ to assist with non-study related expenses.
Eligibility Conditions
To apply for a APS Postgrad Emergency Bursary you must:

  • Be a current enrolled UQ student in a doctoral, masters, graduate certificate or graduate diploma program

  • Be experiencing extenuating circumstances that will impact your ability to finish the semester or study quarter. This may include, but is not limited to, the following: reduced working hours due to research obligations, end or reduction of scholarship, unforeseen disruptions to study.

  • Provide evidence to substantiate your claim that you are or will experience financial hardship

  • Not have applied for another UQU bursary within the same year.

Placement Bursaries - Applications Closed

Studying at university is a great experience, and having the opportunity to get hands on learning while doing placement is the best way to develop practical skills that you can use in the workplace. But for some, doing placement can be a struggle as you may not be able to financially support yourself for necessities.

Student Advocacy and Support and the UQU Student Rights Collective have established the Placement Bursaries initiative to help students facing financial hardship from decreased work hours as a result of undertaking a compulsory placement.
Eligibility Conditions
To apply for a UQU Placement Bursary you must :

  • Be a current enrolled UQ student (undergraduate or postgraduate)

  • Be undertaking a placement in Semester 1, 2022

  • Be experiencing extenuating circumstances that will impact your ability to have financial stability during your placement. This may include, but is not limited to, the following: reduced work hours, having a disability that will make it difficult to work and engage in placement simultaneously, and/or having to relocate to complete the placement.

  • Provide evidence to build a case to show that you will experience, are experiencing or have experienced financial hardship due to the placement

  • Must not have applied for a poverty on placement bursary within that same year. (Students may only apply for one poverty on placement bursary per year)

Placement Bursary FAQs

How long will the Bursary Program be available?

The first round of applications will run until 6th March and will be assessed and processed in week 3 (week commencing 7th March 2022).   Due to the high volume of applicants, we are currently not taking applications for Round 2.
The criteria used to assess the students level of need will be
  • The student’s current income (e.g. employment, Centrelink payments, scholarships, other income)
  • The student’s current expenses (e.g. rent, bills, unexpected expenses etc)
  • The student’s personal circumstances (including but not limited to: whether the student needs to relocate to do a rural placement, whether the student’s ability to earn an income will be significantly impacted by the placement etc)
Students will be required to provide evidence of their circumstances these will include:
  • Compulsory evidence
    • Bank statements for the previous 2 months showing income and expenses
    • Any evidence which proves their personal circumstances ( e.g. letters confirming placement)
    • List of current living expenses