Awards and Prizes
Details of the scholarships and prizes available to UQ students, including those listed below, can be found in the UQ Scholarships website.
The prize of a Book Voucher to the value of $1000 and a certificate is awarded to the student who, upon completion of their major achieved the highest academic results, in a major related to the Languages of the European Union; French, German, Spanish or Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.
Established in 2002 and maintained by an annual gift from the Institute of Modern Languages.
Each year the Institute of Modern Languages awards three $500 prizes to first year students of Spanish, Chinese and Korean, and a third year student of Indonesian. Prizes are awarded on the basis of grades in Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Indonesian.
This Scholarship was established in 2013 for the purpose of encouraging and assisting meritorious students who plan to be future teachers of a language other than English. The scholarship will assist students who participate in the UQ Abroad Program at an official UQ partner university in a country where their target language is the predominant language. One Scholarship per year will be awarded, to the student who demonstrates academic achievement in their language courses, and interest in teaching into their target language and culture, and personal qualities including leadership potential.
In 2015 there will be one scholarship available in each semester for students undertaking their language study in a semester abroad. Students planning to study abroad in semester 1 and 2, 2015 are encouraged to apply. Guidelines and application forms will be available at the School office or downloadable online by the end of August 2014.
This scholarship was founded in 1931 by gifts under the will of Duncan McNaughton, of Roma.
Two scholarships are awarded to students about to enter the final year of their first Honours degree course within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. They are awarded on the basis of merit and general suitability.
This scholarship was founded in 1936 by pecuniary gifts from Mr Simon Edwin Munro, Mrs Helena Mary Whitehouse and Mrs Jessie Hamon, in memory of Mrs Mary Alison Miles Munro.
Two scholarships are awarded each year to students of the Bachelor of Arts on the basis of proficiency shown in the first two semesters of a modern foreign language.
The Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships (ELTF) are an Australian Government initiative for trainee language teachers to improve their language and cultural skills through an intensive short-term study program. The fellowships will, among other things, provide practising language teachers and trainee language teachers with the opportunity to improve their knowledge, skills and understanding of the languages and cultures about which they are teaching.
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The scholarship was established in 2010 and is maintained by a gift from the Queensland Government and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist meritorious students undertaking studies in the Indonesian language to continue their studies. Available to domestic students who have completed at least four units in Indonesian language courses. Selection is based on academic achievement in Indonesian language courses undertaken by the applicant, the interest the applicant demonstrates in Indonesian language and culture, personal qualities (including leadership potential), and any other matter that is considered to be relevant to the applicant's future professional success in the Indonesian language discipline. Value: $2,000 for one year, subject to academic progress and full-time enrolment.
Chinese Government Scholarships for Study in China are offered by the Chinese Ministry of Education, and administered by the China Scholarship Council.
Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches a “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese in China.
Organised by the Confucius Institute at UQ in collaboration with UQ faculties, UQ Research Internship Study Tour to China is based at partnering institution in Tianjin University.
The program entails a four-week research internship study tour of China including language tuition and cultural activities.
The Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan provide Australian students with opportunities to study Chinese in Taiwan and increase the understanding of Taiwanese culture and society as well as to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Australia and Taiwan.
This scholarship was established in 1991 by a gift from Mrs Mabel Barnett, nee Pingel, who graduated from the University in 1935.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has finished the Bachelor of Arts degree and who is starting an honours degree in Fench. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit.
The French Government offers a number of awards to Australian teachers of French, or final year students who propose teaching French in the future. Students take up positions as Assistant(e) in French High Schools for eight months from 1 October each year. A living allowance and assistance with accommodation and medical expenses are provided.
This prize was established in 1984 by a gift from Dr and Mrs M.C. Grassie and Dr S.L. Grassie in memory of Graeme, their son and brother.
It is available to students enrolling in an appropriate program of study leading to a PhD or MA after having completed a BA with honours or its equivalent in French Studies from this University. If no eligible students enrol in an appropriate PhD or MA program, the prize is to be awarded to the student completing the BA (Honours) program in French studies who achieves the highest GPA in his or her honours year.
Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant
Nicolas Baudin grants are travel grants designed to encourage Australian students to study for a semester or a full academic year in France. This travel Grant from the Embassy of France is worth $2,300.
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"Eiffel" postgraduate scholarships
Postgraduate scholarships in the following fields: engineering, law, political sciences, economy, management. The application is filed by the French university on the behalf of the foreign student.
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"Eiffel" doctoral scholarships
PhD scholarships in the following fields: Sciences (engineering sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano- and bio-technology, earth and environmental sciences, information and communication sciences and technology); Economics and management; Law and political sciences. The PhD must be awarded through a joint supervision or a co-tutorshiip with a foreign higher education institution partner.
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French Company Experience Program
The French Embassy has designed an internship program for current students aimed at strengthening French-Australian cooperation. The internship allows students to gain professional experience in international French companies. Internship duration is for either 6 or 12 months, with one half taking place in Australia and the other half based at the company headquarters, or one of its branches, in France. Students who are either Australian citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
Each year the number of internship available will vary depending on the requirements of each participating company.
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The GM Bonnin Memorial Scholarship
This Prize was established in 1975 as a memorial to the late Dr G.M. Bonnin, by his former colleagues, students and friends.
Two scholarships are awarded annually to one day and one evening student with the best results in Introductory German Language 2.
This prize was established in 1986, by former colleagues and students, as a tribute to Professor Keith Leopold in recognition of the valuable services rendered by him in the teaching of German.
It is awarded annually to the student who shows the greatest proficiency in GRMN2130 Translation from German.
The scholarship was established in 1962 by a legacy from Mrs Hilda Maria Reber, who died in 1958.
It is awarded annually to the student who, in completing the requirements for the degree, showed the greatest proficiency in level 3 German courses and is proceeding to the Honours program in German Language and Literature as a full-time student.
If in any year there is no student of sufficient merit for an award under rule 1, the scholarship shall be awarded to the full time student in the advanced stream who has shown the greatest proficiency in their second year courses (GRMN3010 and GRMN3020) and who enrols in third year courses both semesters in the following year (GRMN3110 and GRMN3120).
The scholarship may be terminated by the senate if in its opinion the scholar is not satisfactorily pursuing the relevant course.
Scholarships for the 8-week course at the University of Freiburg are available to students who are in their second (or later) year of study. Interested students should contact the coordinator of the German program.
These scholarships provide for at least one year's study at a German University. Up to seventeen scholarships are awarded annually for the whole of Australia. A number of these always go to Queensland graduates from all faculties. The scholarships are normally awarded to recent Honours graduates or to students enrolled in German Studies Honours (IV).
Scholarships are now also on offer for undergraduate students enrolled in Dip.Ed. and German who intend to become teachers of German. The scholarships consist of a two-month language and cultural studies course at one of the Goethe Institutes in Germany, fares to Europe, accommodation and a small living allowance.
In most years the Goethe Institute offers at least five scholarships to enable Queensland teachers of German to spend a long vacation in Germany. The scholarships are normally awarded to graduates (Pass or Honours) who have been teaching German for at least five years.
Scholarships are also offered from time to time for study at a University in German-speaking Switzerland and/or Austria, (usually Zurich or Graz). Information and application via the International Education Office, University of Queensland.
Established in 1994 and maintained by the income from a fund donated by the Brisbane-Japan Homestay and Friendship Association.
This bursary is awarded annually to enable a student of the University to attend Komazawa University, Japan on a study or exchange program. The Bursary is open to students who have completed at least #4 of Japanese courses in the University.
For study in Japan for Australian citizens aged over 18 in third or later years specialising in Japanese language or culture.
The prize, established in 2011, is maintained by a gift from the Queensland Government, UQ International and the Faculty of Arts. The scholarship to the value of $2,000 is made available for the purpose of encouraging students undertaking studies in the Portuguese language to continue their studies.
The scholarship was established in 2010 and is maintained by a gift from the Queensland Government and UQ International.
This scholarship is worth $2000 and is available to domestic students who have completed at least 4 units in Russian language studies.
A prize awarded periodically by the Pushkin Scholarship Fund, a local Brisbane Russian community organization, on the advice of the coordinator of the Russian program. The intention of the award (subject to available funds) is to subsidise attendance by eligible students who have completed at least three semesters of Russian courses at an approved in-country Russian language course. Further information from the coordinator of the Russian program.
For more details, contact Dr John McNair.
The prize was established in 2008 and is maintained by an annual donation from The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain in Australia.
Books to the value of $200 and a certificate are awarded to the student enrolled in a BA Honours in a Spanish-related research area who previously completed the BA pass program majoring in Spanish, with the highest overall marks in Spanish Language Studies.