fees & scholarships

Fees & Scholarships .

Entry Scholarships .

As part of our commitment to widening access to residential colleges, Grace College has a range of Entry Scholarships for incoming first-year residents.

We also offer a variety of awards, scholarships and bursaries to current residents.

Grace College Scholarships .

In 2024, Grace College has General Entry Scholarships and Dr Dorothy Radford Indigenous Entry Scholarships.

Entry Scholarships are open to all new, full year (35 week) applicants, at the following amounts:

Eligibility and applications .

Scholarships are awarded based on Academic Achievement, Community Participation & Service, Financial Need, with preference given to applicants who are:

  • Of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background;
  • From a drought-affected, flood and/or fire affected rural or remote region;
  • Attending university as an international student; and/or
  • Outstanding sportspersons, arts performers or contributors to community at state, national or international level (open to both domestic and international applicants).

Scholarships close 19 January 2024, see Admissions for all key dates.

Application Form & Criteria

Previous recipients .

Coming from an immigrant family with both parents currently in low-paying culinary occupations in regional Queensland, I would not have imagined being able to come to the University of Queensland without the help of the scholarship. The scholarship has allowed the content of my worries to be not of how I was going to manage my tight budget but of how to start my upcoming assignment. The financial support from Grace has been nothing short of a blessing.

My scholarship has helped by allowing me to study without the worry of working to be able to keep my position here at Grace, helping me focus on my uni work and this community. For me the best thing about Grace is the community, I love my fellow Gracies. All of the events we have on at Grace are fun and bring this great sense of connection and relationship between everyone at college. I just enjoy hanging out with this great group of people I live with.

I am someone who has dealt with financial hardship for a long time, and with parents who are separated with my dad overseas and my mum in NSW, it is hard to receive that consistent financial support. Given other personal financial situations, I myself am paying for my Grace fees with my savings from work; and working while studying is very hard to do to accumulate the needed fees for Grace. This scholarship helped me immensely as it meant I could take more time to focus on my academics and enjoy the college environment, without having to dedicate so much time working. It relieved a huge level of stress off my shoulders and brought so much joy to me and my family

The scholarship helped me to focus on my studies and I felt relieved and grateful that I could enjoy myself without worrying about finances. My studies are going really well, I am enjoying my courses very much and I haven’t felt too overwhelmed this year.

UQ Accommodation Grants & Scholarships .

UQ Young Achievers’ Accommodation Grants

As part of the support UQ Young Achievers receive from UQ, they may also apply for an accommodation grant. In addition to this Grace College supports the Young Achievers’ Program by providing an accommodation subsidy of $3,000. UQ matches this grant to make the subsidy $6000 per year for up to 3 years. In 2023, Grace is offering 2 subsidised places for new residents who are Young Achievers.

For more information on the program and to apply, please visit the UQ Young Achievers’ Program website.

UQ Residential Scholarships Scheme

The University of Queensland provides some accommodation scholarships too! For eligibility and to apply, see the UQ Residential Scholarships Scheme website.


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