Think about what you could achieve with the UQ Employability Grant

The UQ 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.

UQ 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 UQ 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.


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 February: For an activity commencing between mid-March and mid-June
  • 15 May: For an activity commencing between mid-June and mid-September
  • 15 August: For an activity commencing between mid-September and mid-December
  • 15 November: For an activity commencing between December and mid-March

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.

Application date

Applications for the November 2018 round are now open. 

Late applications are not permitted.

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