Placement Bursaries

With Student Advocacy and Support and UQU Student Rights Collective
With Student Advocacy and Support and UQU Student Rights Collective

Placement Bursaries - Applications open 18th July, 2022

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 2, 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?

There will be one round of applications during Semester 2. This will run from 18th July until 31st July. These will be assessed during Week 2-3, and processed in      Week 4 (week commencing 15th August).
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