UQ opens arms to student refugees and asylum seekers

14 December 2020

The University of Queensland will offer up to 10 scholarships annually for students from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds, with the first intake expected in Semester 1 next year.

The UQ Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarship will provide a full tuition fee waiver and an $8,000 annual living stipend for students to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies.  

The scholarship is available to students residing in Australia who are on a Bridging Visa E, Temporary Protection Visa or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO said removing financial barriers for refugees to study at university benefitted all aspects of Australian society.

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