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Economics Jean W Maddock Bursary at the University of Queensland, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Economics Jean W Maddock Bursary at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Bursary

The University of Queensland (UQ), also known as Queensland University, stands as a prominent public research institution situated primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. Established in 1909 by the Queensland parliament, UQ holds the distinguished status of being one of the six sandstone universities, an informal designation given to the oldest university in each state. The university is also recognized as a founding member of edX, a leading institution in Australia’s Group of Eight, and an active participant in the prestigious Association of Pacific Rim Universities, emphasizing its commitment to international research collaboration.

The picturesque St Lucia campus, nestled along the riverside inner suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane central business district, serves as the main hub of UQ’s academic and research activities. Beyond St Lucia, UQ’s influence extends throughout Queensland with additional campuses and facilities, with notable locations including the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School. Internationally, UQ has established a presence through the UQ North America office in Washington D.C. and the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States.


UQ offers a comprehensive range of academic programs, including associate, bachelor, master, doctoral, and higher doctorate degrees, facilitated through a college, a graduate school, and six faculties. The university’s commitment to cutting-edge research is evident in its over one hundred research institutes and centers, each contributing to various research programs. Notable examples include the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Boeing Research and Technology Australia Centre, the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation.

Reflecting its global standing, UQ consistently ranks among the top universities worldwide. Notable 2022 rankings include 36th in the world by U.S. News, 47th by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 43rd in the QS World University Rankings 2024, and 70th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024. UQ’s excellence in research is further underscored by its 37th position in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022 and 33rd place in the 2022 NTU rankings.

Beyond academic achievements, UQ is committed to fostering inclusivity and supporting students in need. The Economics Jean W Maddock Bursary, established in 2019 and sustained by the generous contributions of the Maddock family, exemplifies this commitment. This bursary aims to encourage and support financially disadvantaged students pursuing studies at UQ’s School of Economics, embodying the university’s dedication to creating opportunities for all and fostering a supportive academic environment. As UQ continues to thrive on the global stage, initiatives like the Maddock Bursary contribute to its mission of providing accessible and impactful education.

Details about Economics Jean W Maddock Bursary at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: Up to $3,000

Number of awards: 1

Study level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Study Area: Business and economics

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student, Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Economics Jean W Maddock Bursary

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for the Economics Jean W Maddock Bursary at the University of Queensland:

  • are a domestic student
  • able to show a financial disadvantage
  • are enrolled in any economics course full-time.

Selection Criteria

The University will consider the following:

  • proven necessity for money
  • academic excellence
  • whatever more deemed necessary for your future professional success in the field of economics.

Application Process for Economics Jean W Maddock Bursary

Are you interested and eligible for the bursary? Complete the online application form. Each applicant will need the following:

  • supporting documents
  • must write a statement outlining how this scholarship will affect you both personally and professionally, as well as your desired career path and any relevant leadership or community service experiences.
  • should offer evidence of your financial hardship, such as a health care card or recent income tax assessment.

Completing the form will require a minimum of 20 minutes. Your application is saveable, so you can access it whenever you’d like.

Use these tips for putting together a great application to help you through this method.

Note: Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email acknowledging it. Shortly following the deadline, the selection committee will convene and send you an official letter with the results.


jean-maddock-bursary-rules.pdf (PDF, 125.98 KB)

The Application Deadline is: 31 March 2024

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