Scholarships and Bursaries at Duchesne College

Scholarships and Bursaries at Duchesne College

Duchesne College is the home of outstanding young women, and the College seeks to nurture all students in the tradition of Madeleine Sophie Barat, and by acknowledging and celebrating the five Sacred Heart goals

Duchesne College offers a number of bursaries to support diversity and provide access to a College experience for young women studying at a Brisbane tertiary institution. Many of our College residents come from backgrounds where College fees present a considerable challenge to themselves and their families. Residents also have the opportunity to work part-time in our College or to set up payment plans, to assist with the payment of fees

The further development of scholarships, bursaries and grants is integral to the mission of Duchesne College, as it enables students to reside at the College who may not otherwise have the means to do so. 

Duchesne College Council Bursaries

The Duchesne College Council Bursaries were established in 2007. The bursaries are awarded to students in financial need who, in the opinion of the Selection Panel, will derive significant benefit from residing at College and will be valuable contributors to College life.


In 2020, the College awarded a number of bursaries to commencing and returning students for 2021, each valued between $2000 and $5000. 

The O'Dwyer Family Bursary

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

The University of Queensland/ Duchesne Young Achievers Program (YAP) - Duchesne College Accommodation Grant

Duchesne College supports the Young Achievers Program by providing an accommodation grant for students who are part of the Young Achievers Program.

More information.

The University of Queensland/ 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.

More information and applications.

 Applications for 2021 have now closed. Details for 2022 Scholarships and Bursaries will be available in early 2021.

In addition to the scholarship and bursary program at Duchesne College, each university has an extensive range of scholarships for students. Further information on scholarships provided by each university and other providers can be found below:

The University of Queensland Scholarships

UQ offers more scholarships than any other university in Queensland, so you should take some time to research everything they have on offer. Scholarships at UQ are awarded for academic excellence, to assist students wishing to undertake research, to provide support for students experiencing financial hardship, to assist elite athletes to help defray costs associated with overseas study. Depending on the rules and conditions of the schoalrship you apply for, it might be possible to hold more than one scholarship at once.

Australian Catholic University Scholarships

Griffith University Scholarships

Queensland University of Technology Scholarships

Central Queensland University Scholarships

Other Financial Support

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Australia students may be eligible to have their full residential fees paid for by Abstudy.

Donations to Duchesne College to support our scholarships and bursary program are warmly welcomed.


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