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.

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.

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 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

The Endowed Dr J & Dr M Fulcher Scholarship in Law

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

Applications for 2017 close on 17 March 2017.  For full information, click here.  To access the application form, click here.

The J.M. Donnelly Scholarship

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

Applications for 2017 close on 24 March 2017. For more information, click here to read the scholarship overview. Download the scholarship application form here.

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. High Achievers Scholarship

This scholarship recognises high achievers studying law.

Scholarship Times

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


Law school prizes

Most prizes are automatically awarded to students on the basis of the greatest proficiency in a particular course or courses. These prizes are automatically awarded ie students are not required to submit an application.

Allens Prize for Overall Excellence

Available to students who in 2016 completed the last of their compulsory level 1, 2 and 3 courses for the LLB program.

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.

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.