The TC Beirne School of Law has a proud tradition of providing undergraduate and postgraduate legal education of the highest quality. The school’s outstanding teaching staff and deep commitment to students have contributed to its reputation for excellence.

As part of this commitment, the school offers students a number of prizes and scholarships annually. Prizes or scholarships that require an application to be made are advertised by the school.

Scholarships and prizes are available to students studying at the TC Beirne School of Law:

TC Beirne School of Law scholarships

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Available to domestic students enrolled in or enrolling in the LLB(Hons) program.

Applications have closed.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Student Support Scholarship

Available to domestic students enrolling in the LLB(Hons) program.

Applications have closed.

Leadership, Excellence & Diversity Scholarship

Available to domestic students enrolled in or enrolling in the LLB(Hons) program.

Master of Laws (LLM) & Master of International Commercial Law (MICLaw)

Available to international students enrolled in or enrolling in the LLM or MICLaw programs.

Applications have closed.

McCullough Robertson Endowed Scholarship for Law Students

Available to currently enrolled LLB or LLB(Hons) domestic students with a social, physical or economic disadvantage. 

Applications close on 9 March 2018. Click here for more information.

The Richard Cooper Scholarship

Available to domestic students enrolled in or enrolling in the Master of Laws (LLM) program or a Research Higher Degree (RHD).

The J.M. Donnelly Scholarship

This scholarship encourages and supports female students of Samoan heritage to undertake studies in law.

Applications are now open. Download the scholarship application form here.

The Endowed Dr J & Dr M Fulcher Scholarship in Law

This scholarship provides opportunities for academically qualified indigenous students who are economically disadvantaged.

Applications close on 9 March 2018. For full information, click here.  To access the application form, click here.


The law school scholarships are maintained by the income from the TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship Endowment Fund, which is open to further gifts.


BEL faculty & UQ scholarships

BEL faculty scholarships

Visit the BEL faculty website for scholarships offered to students studying in the schools of business, economics or law.

UQ Link Program

These scholarships provide assistance to students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship, and are assessed for eligibility by QTAC at time of application.

UQ scholarships

For a comprehensive guide to scholarships at UQ for all students please visit the UQ Scholarships page.


Other scholarships

International Indigenous scholarships

The Aurora Project offers a number International Indigenous scholarships.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships 

Available for women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program; up to and including the final year of a masters program.

Scholarship Times

International scholarships and financial aid news & updates for higher education.

The Bar Association of Queensland Scholarship

The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support students from a financially disadvantaged background who wish to study Law or are studying Law at the University of Queensland. Applications close 9 March 2018. High Achievers Scholarship

This scholarship recognises high achievers studying law.


Law school prizes

Most prizes are automatically awarded to students on the basis of the greatest proficiency in a particular course or courses. With the exception of The University of Queensland Law Society Medal for Outstanding Achievement, these prizes are automatically awarded ie students are not required to submit an application.

Allens Prize for Overall Excellence

Eligible students are those who IN 2017 completed the last of their compulsory level 1, 2 and 3 courses for the LLB program. Applications closed.

Pro Bono Publico Award

Recognises and celebrates one graduating student each year who has made an exceptional contribution to the community through their pro bono legal work. Available on nomination for law students who graduate in 2017.

Full list of prizes

Research scholarships and awards

The Research Scholarships Office in the University’s Graduate School administers the major research scholarship schemes for students undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

The Richard Cooper Scholarship

Available to domestic students enrolled in or enrolling in a Research Higher Degree (RHD) or the Master of Laws (LLM) program.

Applications for 2017 have closed.

Owen Fletcher Postgraduate Research Publication Award

Details of the Award will be made available to all RHD students when applications are called for each year.

UQ Summer & Winter Research Scholarship Programs

This experience provides students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment during vacation periods.