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Frank and Swan Halim HDR Health and Medicine Top-Up Scholarship at the University of Queensland, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Frank and Swan Halim HDR Health and Medicine Top-Up Scholarship 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

The University of Queensland was the first university in the state and was formally founded on April 16, 1910, with the gazette of nominations to the first UQ Senate. It was founded by a 1909 Act of the State Parliament. In Brisbane’s Old Government House on George Street, education began in 1911. In the first year, there were 83 students (60 males and 23 women), and three faculties (Arts, Science, and Engineering).

Following the First World War, the University quickly outgrown its inner-city position. A second location in Victoria Park (where the Medical School is presently located) was obtained in 1922. Dr. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister, Miss Mary Emelia Mayne, donated money four years later to buy the St. Lucia property where the university’s main campus is presently situated. The first structure, subsequently known as the Forgan Smith structure in honor of the then-Premier, was finished in 1939 after construction on the St. Lucia site began. It served as the cutting-edge command center for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific during World War II.


In 2020, Frank and Swan Halim created the HDR Health and Medicine Top-Up Scholarship in honor of all Queenslanders and Australians who had extended hospitality to them and supported them throughout their lives.

Details about Frank and Swan Halim HDR Health and Medicine Top-Up Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $13,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Frank and Swan Halim HDR Health and Medicine Top-Up Scholarship

You qualify if you are awarded a basic stipend scholarship to pursue a higher degree via research. Although it is not required, there is a desire that the scholarship go to students who are studying Parkinson’s disease.

Selection Criteria

Your application will be evaluated based on these factors:

  • Academic success and potential for academic success
  • Anything else that the selection committee deems pertinent to the applicant’s potential future research progress.

Application Procedure for Frank and Swan Halim HDR Health and Medicine Top-Up Scholarship

In the upcoming scholarship cycle, when applicants apply to UQ for a higher degree through a research program, their application will be taken into account for this scholarship.


The standards and conditions of the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships apply to this generous HDR top-up scholarship. All beneficiaries of charitable scholarships are expected to adhere to the terms of the UQ research and travel scholarships, including the reporting and progress standards.

These philanthropic scholarship recipients are directed to mention the awards in any publication that is published as a result of the study that was carried out when they were recipients of the fellowship.

The scholarship recipient may also be asked to give a presentation on the work completed while receiving the award; in this instance, they must accept the invitation or risk losing the scholarship. Your application’s information is gathered for three purposes: determining your eligibility for the scholarship, choosing the beneficiaries of the award, and managing the scholarship. For the aforementioned objectives, the University of Queensland may release the information you give the Donor. Unless otherwise permitted or mandated by law, the University will not share the information with a third party without your permission. Please refer to the University‚Äôs Privacy Management Policy for further details.

Depending on the circumstances, a domestic part-time student with caregiving duties, a medical condition, or a handicap that restricts them from studying full-time may qualify for scholarship consideration.

Schedule A: Postgraduate Research Scholarships (PDF, 569.68 KB)

The Submission Deadline is: 24 September 2023

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