UQ Scholarships at Duchesne

UQ Scholarships at Duchesne

Duchesne College is the home of outstanding young people. The College seeks to nurture all students in the tradition of Madeleine Sophie Barat, and by acknowledging and celebrating the five Sacred Heart goals. The further development of university bursaries, scholarships and grants at our Brisbane College is integral to the vision of Duchesne, as it enables students to reside at the College when they may not otherwise have had the means to do so.

UQ Bursaries at Duchesne

Duchesne offers UQ College bursaries to promote diversity and equality of access to a College experience. The majority of our students come from backgrounds where College fees present a considerable challenge, with virtually all students working during the holidays to assist with the payment of fees. In addition to payment plans, Duchesne also offers UQ College accommodation scholarships to allow exemplary students to remain in residence.


Through the Duchesne College Council Bursaries, established in 2007, the College aims to financially support students. Bursaries are awarded to students in financial need who, in the opinion of the Selection Panel, will derive significant benefit from remaining at College and who will be valuable contributors to College life.


In 2020, the College will award up to 20 bursaries at an average value of $5,000 each. Some university bursaries offered at our Brisbane college include:

The O'Dwyer Family Bursary

The O’Dwyer Family has generously established an endowment to provide a scholarship for a student who might otherwise be unable to undertake undergraduate university studies as a resident of Duchesne College.

Indigenous Student Bursary

Duchesne College provides scholarships for Indigenous students who may otherwise be unable to undertake their undergraduate university studies as a Resident of Duchesne College.

UQ/Duchesne Young Achievers Program (YAP) Bursary

Duchesne College, in partnership with UQ, offers an accommodation grant for students who are part of the Young Achievers Program.

UQ/Duchesne College Music Achievement Bursary

Duchesne College, in partnership with UQ, offers an accommodation grant for students who have experienced a challenging pathway to gaining university entrance and who will be enrolled at UQ in a specific Music program.


UQ College Scholarships for Duchesne

The following university scholarships at our Brisbane College are available for students commencing their undergraduate studies in 2020:

The Duchesne Excellence Scholarship, which recognises excellence across one or more areas of college life, including academic, service, cultural and sporting endeavours. In 2020, the College will award up to 20 Duchesne Excellence Scholarships at an average value of $1,000.

UQ Scholarships

QUT Scholarships

Government Funding

Tertiary Scholarships for rural and regional students

All bursary applications use the same form and terms and conditions. You only need to apply once for as many as you are eligible for:

2021 Bursaries Information 2021 Bursaries Information (205 KB)

Bursaries Application 2021 Bursaries Application 2021 (54 KB)

All applications for 2021 will close at 16:00 on 9th October. Late applications will only be considered at the discretion of The Head of College.



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