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The University of Queensland Graham and Valmai Burnett Gatton Residential Scholarship, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Graham and Valmai Burnett Gatton Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a prominent public research university located primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia. It was founded in 1909 by the Queensland parliament and holds the distinction of being one of the country’s six sandstone universities, an informal term denoting the oldest university in each Australian state. UQ is renowned for its membership in several prestigious associations, including being a founding member of edX, a prominent member of the Group of Eight, and an active participant in the international research-focused Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

UQ’s main campus, situated in the riverside inner suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane central business district, is a prominent educational and research hub. The university’s presence extends to various other campuses and facilities throughout Queensland, with the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School being among the largest. UQ also has international establishments, including the UQ North America office in Washington D.C. and the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States.


The breadth of academic offerings at UQ encompasses associate, bachelor, master, doctoral, and higher doctorate degrees, which are administered through a college, a graduate school, and six faculties. UQ boasts an extensive network of over one hundred research institutes and centers, dedicated to pioneering research programs in diverse fields. Some 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.

The university’s research initiatives have yielded significant breakthroughs, such as the development of the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, contributions to the development of a COVID-19 vaccine during human trials, and advancements in high-performance superconducting MRI magnets for portable scanning of human limbs. UQ takes pride in its accomplished alumni, which include two Nobel laureates, Peter C. Doherty and John Harsanyi, over a hundred Olympians who have won numerous gold medals, and 117 Rhodes Scholars.

Among the distinguished UQ alumni and former staff are prominent figures like Sam Hawgood, Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco; Dame Quentin Bryce, the first female Governor-General of Australia; Ed Byrne, former President of King’s College London; Max Lu, a member of the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology; Geoffrey Rush, an Oscar and Emmy award-winning actor; Tim Munro, a triple Grammy Award winner; Andrew N. Liveris, former CEO and chairman of Dow Chemical; and individuals who hold various leadership roles, including directorships at organizations like IBM.

The Graham and Valmai Burnett Gatton Residential Scholarship is a valuable initiative made possible by the generous gift from Mr. Graham Campbell and Mrs. Valmai D. Burnett. This scholarship is dedicated to supporting student accommodation at UQ’s Gatton campus and is a significant component of the UQ Residential Scholarships Scheme. You only need to submit one application to be considered for all scholarships in this scheme.

Details about Graham and Valmai Burnett Gatton Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $10,000 towards accommodation at the Gatton campus

Number of awards: Up to 9

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student, Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Graham and Valmai Burnett Gatton Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the Graham and Valmai Burnett Gatton Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • Be a domestic student.
  • Be commencing student in 2023.
  • Be a resident or intend to become a resident at Gatton Halls of Residence.
  • Be enrolled in an Approved Program at UQ in the year of the award.
  • Demonstrate financial hardship.

Note: This scholarship will be awarded based on financial difficulty.

Application Process for Graham and Valmai Burnett Gatton Residential Scholarship

Interested and eligible candidates should fill out the online application form. You will want documentation of your financial difficulties, such as income from family members, ATO documents, or Centrelink statements. To assist you with this process, make use of these tips for putting together a great application.

Note: You will get an email from the admissions office confirming receipt of your application. Within two working days of completing your application, if you haven’t received your confirmation email, email


UQ Residential Scholarships Rules (PDF, 568.37 KB)

The Submission Deadline is: 29 January 2024

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