Consider applying for a scholarship when you apply for entry to a program.  Most scholarships are annual and will open for applications toward the end of the year and close by the start of first semester. Some scholarships are offered on a semester basis (twice yearly).

All coursework students

For an incentive to do your best at your coursework, view 'prizes' to see what you can earn from achieving top results in particular courses.

International students already in Australia

If you are an international student already living in Australia, you may be eligible for a tuition fee scholarship.

Scholarships for undergraduate law students

 
ScholarshipNationalityEligibility

Closing Date

McCullough Robertson Endowed Scholarship for Law StudentsDomesticStudents enrolling full-time in 2023 experiencing social, physical or economic challenges.17 February 2023
Endowed Dr J & Dr M Fulcher Scholarship in LawDomesticStudents enrolling full-time in 2023 experiencing demonstrated financial challenges.17 February 2023
The J.M. Donnelly ScholarshipDomesticFull-time female, Samoan student.  This scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.Closed
Law Scholarships for International Students - UndergraduateInternationalHigh achieving students commencing study in LLB (Hons) or duals in Semester 1, 2023.Closed
Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD)DomesticFull-time students commencing in 2022 with demonstrated educational, social &/or financial challenges, or are from a rural and regional area.12 November 

The Honourable John Muir QC Scholarship

DomesticStudents enrolling full-time in 2023 experiencing demonstrated financial challenges.17 February 2023
UQ Summer & Winter Research ScholarshipsInternational or DomesticCurrent UQ coursework students.18 September 2022
The UQLA Endowment Fund ScholarshipDomesticFull-time students enrolled in 2023 experiencing financial hardship.17 February 2023
The Bar Association of Queensland Scholarship DomesticFull-time students enrolled in 2023 experiencing financial hardship.17 February 2023
TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship (LLB (Hons))DomesticStudents enrolling full-time in 2023 experiencing demonstrated financial challenges.17 February 2023
Global Leaders ScholarshipInternationalHigh achieving new students from  Hong Kong, India, Japan, Latin America and VietnamTwice yearly
 
 

All scholarships

Search across all scholarships available to new and current UQ undergraduate students:

Visit the UQ scholarships website 

Scholarships for postgraduate law students

 
ScholarshipNationalityEligibilityClosing date
Law Scholarships for International Students - Postgraduate courseworkInternationalHigh achieving students commencing study in LLM, MIL or MICLaw (or duals) in Semester 1, 2023.Closed
Richard Cooper ScholarshipDomesticDomestic students enrolling full-time in 2023 in the Master of Laws (LLM) or a Higher Degree by Research.17 February 2023
Global Leaders ScholarshipInternationalHigh achieving new students from Europe, India, Japan, Latin America and Taiwan.Twice yearly
 

All scholarships

Search across all scholarships available to new and current UQ postgraduate students.

Visit the UQ scholarships website

Research grant

The Owen Fletcher Research Fund provides a grant for $1000 for the best publication or conference paper by a research postgraduate student published in a refereed academic journal or presented at a conference. The award will be made by the Law School’s Research Higher Degrees Committee on the recommendation of a judge or panel of judges appointed by the Committee for that purpose.  

Prizes and Awards for law students

Most prizes are automatically awarded to students on the basis of the greatest proficiency in a particular course or courses, students are not required to submit an application.   However, the prizes displaying below are not automatically awarded and students are required to submit an application.
 

Prize Name

Requirements

Award

The Pro Bono Publico Award

Graduating student that has participated in at least one Pro Bono activity. 

$500 towards a national conference; inscription on the Pro Bono trophy

The UQLS Medal for Outstanding Achievement

Est. in 2000 and maintained by an annual donation from the UQLS.

Best overall performance in the selection criteria.

Cast medal; inscription on honour board

The Allan Robb Memorial Prize

Est. in 1991 in memory of Allan Robb, an honours graduate of the University in Law and Arts & maintained by a gift of approx. $11500 from the Trustees of the Allan Robb Memorial Fund.

Highest marks in the first attempt at the course entitled Law of Trusts B or Trusts and Equity II.

Money

The Ashurst Prize in Labour Law

Est. in 2013 and maintained by an annual gift from Ashurst. 

Highest marks in first attempt at the non-examination assessment in LAWS5122.

$500

The Corrs Chambers Westgarth Prize in Civil Procedure

Est. in 2017 and supported by an annual gift from Corrs Chambers Westgarth).

Highest overall mark for first attempt in LAWS5215 Civil Procedure or LAWS4701 Civil Dispute Resolution.

 

$1,000

The David Leeder Davies Prize in Competition Law

Est. in 1992 & maintained by the income from a gift of $8000 from the family & friends of the late Mr David Leeder Davies.

Highest mark in first attempt in LAWS5138 Competition Law.

Law Books (it is anticipated that recipients utilise the funds according to the wishes of the donors)

The Dr M.H.M Kidwai Memorial Prize

Est. in 1979 as a memorial to the late Dr M.H.M Kidwai & maintained by a fund subscribed by his former colleagues, students & friends.

Highest overall mark in the first attempt at the course entitled Administrative Law.

Money for the purchase of books

The Gadens Prize in Commercial Law

Est. in 2008 and maintained by an annual gift from Gadens Lawyers.

Best performance in first attempt at LAWS5136 Commercial Law.

$1,000

The Gitanjali Bajaj Prize in Public International Law

(Est in 2018 and maintained by an annual gift from Gitanjali Bajaj)

Best performance in first attempt in the course entitled Public International Law.

$1,500

The Herbert Smith Freehills Prize in Law

Est. in 1993 & maintained by an annual gift from Herbert Smith Freehills.

Highest overall mark in the first attempt at the courses entitled Law of Contract A & Law of Contract B or Law of Contact I & Law of Contact II.

$2,000

The Howden Saggers Lawyers Prize in Criminal Procedure

Est. in 2008 and maintained by an annual gift from Howden Saggers Lawyers.

Highest overall marks at first attempt in the courses entitled Criminal Law and Procedure A & Criminal Law and Procedure B or Criminal Law: Principles, Offences & Defences and Criminal Law: Process and Procedure or Criminal Law

$1,000

The Janine McMaster-Kirkwood Prize in Income Tax Law

Est in 2015 and maintained by an annual gift from the Kirkwood Family

Best performance at first attempt at LAWS3101 Income Tax Law in each semester.

$750 for each semester

The John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Law

Est. in 1963 by a bequest of approx. $8000 under the will of Professor Herbert John Wilkinson, in memory of his son John Hughes Wilkinson.

LLB or LLB(Hons) students - Highest results in law courses taken over the program.

Money

The Kay Young Memorial Prize

Est. in 1989 & maintained by the income from a gift of $1500 from the husband & friends of the late Mrs Kay Young, a graduate of the University of Queensland Law School.

Highest mark in first attempt at the course entitled Jurisprudence.

Money

The Maria De Donatis Memorial Prize in Corporate Law

Est. in 1998 & maintained from a gift from the family & friends of the late Maria De Donatis, a graduate of the University of Queensland Law School and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Female student with the highest overall marks at the first attempt at the courses entitled Corporate Law, Law of Property A and Law of Property B or Corporate Law, Foundations of Property Law and Interests in Property.

Money

The McInnes Wilson Lawyers Prize in Law of Torts I & Law of Torts II

Est. in 2018 and maintained by an annual gift from McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Highest overall marks at the first attempt in Law of Torts I and Law of Torts II completed in the same calendar year.

$1,000

 

The Minter Ellison Prize in Law

Est. in 1977 & maintained by an annual gift from Minter Ellison.

Highest overall marks for the LLB or LLB(Hons) program.

$1,000

Minter Ellison Chris Douglas Memorial Prize

Est. in 2020 from a gift from Minter Ellison dedicated to the memory of late Partner, Chris Douglas.

Highest overall marks for first attempt in Law of Torts A & Law of Torts B or Law of Torts I and Law of Torts II and Law of Contract A and Law of Contract B or Law of Contract I and Law of Contract II.

$2,000

The RJ Bulley 1960 Prize

Est. in 2006 and originally maintained by an annual donation from the Hon. RJ Bulley.  From 2012 this prize was funded through an endowment established by a bequest.

Highest marks in the course entitled Law of Evidence.

Money

The Robertson O’Gorman Prizes in Criminal Law

Est. in 2014 and maintained by an annual gift from Robertson O’Gorman (for a period of 5 years from 2014 – 2018).

Two top performing students in first attempt in LAWS2708 Criminal Law.

 

Each prize $1,000

The Ross Anderson Memorial Prize

Founded 1961 on the initiative of the UQ Staff Association by contributions amounting to approx. $600 from the parents and friends of Harry Ross Anderson, first Professor of Public Law, and first Staff Association representative on the Senate of the University, who died on 23 February 1961.

Highest overall mark in first attempt at the course entitled Constitutional Law.

Money for the purchase of books

The Tax Institute Prizes in Law

Est. in 1998 & maintained by annual gift from the Taxation Institute.

Prize 1 – Highest mark in first attempt at LAWS5144.

Prize 2 – Highest mark in first attempt at LAWS5223 in a year when the course is offered.

Prize 3 – Highest mark in first attempt at LAWS7012.

Registration in the ‘Young Tax Professionals Series’; and a certificate of achievement

My Tax Saver Prize

Est. in 2007 and maintained by an annual gift from My Tax Saver Pty Ltd.

Highest overall mark at first attempt in LAWS5144.

One year subscription to My Tax Saver

The Thomas William McCawley Memorial Prize

Est. in 1995 by a bequest of $10000 by Miss M. McCawley to perpetuate the memory of her father, the Honourable Thomas McCawley.

Greatest proficiency in LAWS5122 Labour Law taken for the first time.

Money for the purchase of books

The Thomson Reuters Prize

Est. in 2020 and awarded directly from the donor to the student.

Highest mark in first attempt at LAWS5231.

$150 Book e-Voucher

The Virgil Power Prize

Est. in 1946 by a gift of $700 from the members of his family in memory of the Honourable Virgil Power.

Students completing the LLB or LLB(Hons) program. Highest overall marks in compulsory level 3 and 4 courses.

Money

The Walter Harrison Prize

Est. in 1967 as a memorial to the late Professor W.N.L. Harrison & maintained by the income from a fund in excess of $1700 subscribed by his former colleagues in the profession and at the University, students & friends.

Highest mark for the first attempt at the courses entitled Law of Property A & Law of Property B or Foundations of Property Law and Interests in Property.

Money

#transformlaw KWM Prize

Est. in 2018 and maintained by an annual gift from international law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) to support a prize in new legal technology.

Best team determined on the basis of the proposal and performance at the final presentation to the selection
committee.

$10,000 shared equally between the team members