Think about what you could achieve with the Employability Grant

The Employability Grant scheme has been designed to promote student mobility and to encourage participation in a wide-range of extra curricular and related activities which enhance students' academic and career development. The Grant offers financial support to subsidise UQ students' involvement in activities which will enrich their studies and university experience.

Please note: If you are participating in a short-term global experience supported by the Global Experiences Office, you will automatically be considered for short term funding by the Student Employability Centre. You will, therefore, not be eligible to apply for an Employability Grant.

Employability Grant Guidelines


These grants are for students currently enrolled in a degree program at The University of Queensland (i.e. undergraduate, honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or coursework masters). The grants are not for students enrolled in research higher degree programs.

Please refer to the full selection criteria in the Employability Grant Guidelines.


The amount of the grant will vary up to a maximum of $1000, depending on availability of funding, location of activity, level of involvement in the activity, the amount of co-funding by academic unit. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from other sources such as your Faculty or School.

Each application will be considered on a case by case basis.

Location Amount
Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Up to $300
Other Queensland Up to $500
New South Wales Up to $500
Victoria Up to $500
Australian Capital Territory Up to $750
Western Australia Up to $750
South Australia Up to $750
Northern Territory Up to $750
Overseas Up to $1000


Application dates

Grants will be awarded 4 times during the year. Due dates for applications are by 11:59pm on the following dates each year:

  • 15 March: For an activity commencing between mid-April to 30 June
  • 15 May: For an activity commencing between mid-June to 30 September
  • 15 August: For an activity commencing between mid-September to 31 December
  • 15 November: For an activity commencing mid-December to 30 April

Late applications will not be accepted.

If you have not finalised your supporting documentation (eg. letters of acceptance or support from activity coordinator) please submit your application by the closing date. You will be required to submit your supporting materials prior to approval.