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University of Queensland EY Energy Scholarship, Australia for 2023

The University of Queensland is now accepting applications for its partially funded EY Energy Scholarship.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The University of Queensland, the state’s first university, was established by an act of the State Parliament in 1909, and on April 16, 1910, the first UQ Senate nominations were gazetted, marking the beginning of the institution’s formal existence. Old Government House on George Street, Brisbane, was the first location to offer instruction. There were 83 students (60 men and 23 women) enrolled in three faculties in the first year: Arts, Science, and Engineering.

The University rapidly flourished after World War I, outgrowing its inner-city site within a short period. The Medical School presently occupies the extra property that was obtained in Victoria Park in 1922. After four years, Dr. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister, Miss Mary Emelia Mayne, donated money to purchase the St. Lucia property where the university’s current main campus is situated. The first structure, subsequently known as the Forgan Smith structure in honor of the then-Premier, was finished on the St. Lucia site in 1939 after construction began. It was transformed during World War II into the cutting-edge command center for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific.


The University and the Queensland Agricultural College joined forces in 1990 at (now Gatton), 80 kilometers west of Brisbane, becoming the State’s two oldest higher education institutions and resulting in a significant rise in enrollments. The two schools have a long history of working together on teaching and research projects. The old Queensland Agricultural College began enrolling students in 1897.

The Challinor Centre mental health hospital had occupied the location where UQ constructed a sizable campus in Ipswich’s provincial center in 1999. The University of Southern Queensland took over this campus in January 2015, however, UQ continued to provide classes there until 2016 to help certain students finish their degrees there. 

A yearly grant from Ernst & Young maintains the EY Energy Scholarship, which was established in 2013.

Details about the EY Energy Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: Ernst & Young/University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $7,500

Number of awards: One

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for EY Energy Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the EY Energy Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • are a domestic student
  • have completed at least 32 units and fewer than 48 units toward an Approved Program and Relevant Field – see below; 
  • are full-time students enrolled in an Approved Program in the Relevant Field; and 
  • do not hold any other scholarships that the Head of School deems to be comparable.

Approved Program

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Master of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • or an engineering dual program.

Relevant Field

  • Electrical Engineering

Selection Criteria

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Your level of interest in working at Ernst and Young for at least one vacation period
  • Your leadership potential
  • Any other factors the selection committee deems important to your success as an engineer in the future.

Application Procedure for the University of Queensland

Log in or register using the UQ application portal

You’ll need:

  • a cover letter
  • your resume
  • a copy of your most current studies reports from mySI-net. 

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


EY Energy Scholarship Rules (PDF, 123.19 KB)

What Next?

The institution may get in touch with you to schedule an interview if your application is shortlisted. The results of your application will also be sent to you through email.

The Application Deadline is: 20 August 2023

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Australia scholarships here.