There are a number of scholarship options available to students that are based on academic ability. Students are encouraged to explore funding options at an early stage.

Internal scholarships

The University of Queensland (UQ) offers a variety of scholarships to international and domestic students. For further information, visit the UQ Graduate School website.

External scholarships

A number of external parties offer scholarships such as the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Cancer Council Queensland. Other external scholarship can also be found at Nature, and PhdSeek.

Honours scholarships

In 2017, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute will be offering Honours scholarships. 

The primary objectives for Honours Scholarships are to:

  • Encourage students of high academic ability to take the first step in their career path as a biomedical translational researcher.
  • To build research capacity in high priority areas related to biomedical translational research.

For: New or continuing students intending to enrol in an Honours program at The University of Queensland for the 2017 Academic year (students enrolled mid-year in 2016 will also be considered).

How much: 

  • Diamantina Institute Scholarships: 3 at $3,250 each
  • Otto and Joan Hirschfeld Memorial Honours Scholarship in Immunology: 1 at $6000

How long: 2 semesters

Application Deadline: 5pm. 3 March 2017

Honours Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership and creativity.

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) is a modern research facility where clinical and basic science are used to study diseases such as cancer, immune disorders, chronic diseases and infection. The Institute has a vibrant community of over 200 researchers, students and support staff. We have delivered global, world-changing discoveries to humanity, such as the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine.

Based at the Translational Research Institute beside the Princess Alexandra Hospital, UQDI has strong clinical interactions and world-class facilities that enable researchers to be at the forefront of their fields. UQDI's position within the TRI allows for a much greater collaborative research environment, allowing our researchers to focus their efforts on turning their scientific discoveries into better treatments for diseases including a variety of cancers, osteoporosis, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute focuses on bringing the discoveries of basic science to the patient. Over recent decades, the gap between the laboratory and medicine has widened as science has become increasingly complex.

The UQDI therefore aims to translate the greatest opportunities for research discoveries into the cause, mechanism, prevention and treatment of major disease. Patient-based studies for testing new drugs and therapies for autoimmune diseases and cancers are undertaken at the UQDI to the highest possible ethical standard.

UQDI Key Research Themes

  • Autoimmunity
  • Cancer
  • Bone and joint disease
  • Infection
  • Genomic Medicine

Scholarships will be announced at the 2017 Honours morning tea in early April.

For further information, please download the Honours Scholarship Information document, or contact the UQDI Postgraduate Administration Officer on (07) 3443 7019 or email