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Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary at the University of Queensland, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

Plans for a university in Queensland initially appeared in the 1870s. A royal committee headed by Sir Charles Lilley in 1874 advocated for the immediate establishment of a university. Those opposed to colleges held that technical education was more important than intellectual education in a society where basic industries predominated. The institution’s supporters disassociated themselves from Oxford and Cambridge in reaction to this opposition and proposed a separate paradigm that was based on the mid-western states of the United States. The Second Royal Commission recommended five faculties for a new university in 1891: arts, law, medicine, science, and applied science. 

Basic education takes precedence over secondary and vocational education in Queensland since budgets for education have always been a low priority and the colony had a reading rate of 57% in 1861. The government refused to support the establishment of a university despite the Royal Commission’s recommendations.


To garner support from the greater community for a university in Queensland, a group of private individuals founded the Queensland University Extension Movement in 1893. Adult education public lecture classes were organized by them. 245 students registered for the extended classes in 1894 and the lectures were regarded as useful and practical. 

The University Extension Movement created the University Congress in 1906 to provide a forum for interested delegates to promote the idea of a university. A draft bill establishing a Queensland University was created, which spurred interest in the concept. It highlighted how important university education is to Queensland’s economy and how practical it is. The proceedings of the Congress were sent to Queensland Premier Kidston. In October 1906, Victoria Park’s sixty acres were designated for academic use. The University of Queensland is a major supporter of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, Queensland’s first academic health science system. 

The Brisbane Homestay and Friendship Association gave money to a fund, which is used to support the Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary, which was started in 1994.

Details about Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: Brisbane Homestay and Friendship Association/University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $4,900

Number of awards: 1

Study level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary at the University of Queensland:

  • A UQ student who has completed two or more units of Japanese coursework
  • Are an Australian citizen
  • Have been granted admission to a Japanese university’s exchange program.
  • Never studied the Japanese language in Japan before

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will consider:

  • Your grade point average for the Japanese classes you took
  • Your application’s evidence of your financial necessity
  • Describe in your submission how you will profit from experiencing the language and the cultural interaction while in Japan.

Application Procedure for Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary

Interested applicants should fill out the online application form. Use the tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.


Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary Rules (PDF, 94.71 KB)

What Next?

As soon as they get your application, the school will email you to let you know. Send an email to if you don’t hear from them within two days of applying. They’ll provide you with written notice if you’re successful.

The Application Deadline is: 3 September 2023

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