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UQ Young Scholars Program

UQ Young Scholars Program

Applications close 

Friday 12 August, 4:00pm​

The University of Queensland is once again delighted to offer students from your school the opportunity to participate in the Young Scholars Program (YSP).

Designed to nurture and develop our future leaders, the Program presents students with an exciting opportunity for academic extension and enrichment and is centred around igniting young change-makers’ passions for leadership, academic achievement and community development in today’s global society.

The 2016-2017 UQ Young Scholars Program involves:

·         A five-day (four night) Residential Camp at the St Lucia Campus

(Sunday 27 November – Thursday 1 December, 2016) 

·         A YSP Reunion at UQ Open Day (Sunday 6 August, 2017) 

·  Online engagement activities and networking through the exclusive YSP Facebook group 

·         YSP Newsletters 

During their participation in the Program, UQ Young Scholars are challenged to think critically about today’s major global issues and are exposed to a wide range of potential study areas and career opportunities. They will engage in discussions and collaborative forums in group settings and enjoy a range of complementary social, sporting and cultural activities. 

To ensure diversity in the Program and to allow each student to make their special contribution, UQ will select nominees from a wide range of schools, backgrounds and interest areas. Financial hardship should not be perceived as a barrier to participation. Program fee waivers and travel bursaries are available for students who are able to provide evidence of financial hardship. 

Information on applying for the program can be found online at 

I would appreciate it if you could pass on this information to Year 11 students who you believe will be strong candidates for the UQ Young Scholars Program. 

Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm Friday, 12 August 2016.  

Thank you for your support in presenting this unique extension and enrichment opportunity to your students. 

For further questions on the UQ Young Scholars program, please contact 07 3365 2835 or email youngscho​​