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JD Adams Memorial Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland in Australia for 2023

Application is now open for the JD Adams Memorial Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University and Scholarship

Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia, is home to the public research institution known as the University of Queensland (UQ, or Queensland University). One of the six sandstone universities, or the oldest university in each state, UQ was established in 1909 by the Queensland parliament. The University of Queensland is rated second in Australia and 42nd overall in 2023 based on the rankings of the three most prestigious institutions in the world. In addition, UQ is a founding member of edX, the top Group of Eight in Australia, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, which does extensive worldwide research.

Some of UQ’s rankings include 36th in the world by U.S. News in 2022, 47th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2022, 50th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, 53rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2023, 37th in the CWTS Leiden Ranking in 2022, and 33rd in the 2022 NTU rankings.


UQ is now ranked as the second-best institution in Australia and 42nd overall as of 2023. These rankings are provided by the Aggregate Rankings of Top Universities (UNSW), which calculates the average of all significant rating organizations (such as QS, THE, and ARWU) and lists the results.

Queensland has a significant emphasis on scientific, medical, and technological research. The creation of the cervical cancer vaccinations Gardasil and Cervarix, developed by UQ Professor Ian Frazer, is one example of the university’s scientific achievement. UQ had assumed the lead in several fields of cancer research, according to a 2009 study from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

John Dugald Adams, a longtime contributor and a 1961 Bachelor of Commerce alumnus of this university, left a bequest to the university under his will in 2017, creating the JD Adams Memorial Residential Scholarship, which was created in 2018. Adams passed away in 2017. This award is a part of Round 2 of the UQ Residential Scholarships Scheme. 

Note: To be eligible for all scholarships in this scheme offered via this program, you only need to submit one application.

Details about the JD Adams Memorial Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $10,000 towards accommodation costs

Number of awards: 12

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for JD Adams Memorial Residential Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the JD Adams Memorial Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • be a domestic student
  • hailed from a rural or regional ancestry
  • can establish a financial hardship-related educational disadvantage as defined by QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme
  • enroll as a commencing student in 2023.
  • be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree at UQ in the year the scholarship is given, or have plans to enroll.
  • be a resident (or plans to be one) at a recognized lodging establishment.

Selection Criteria

This scholarship will be given to students who have exhibited educational disadvantage due to financial difficulty and who have shown academic achievement (OP/ATAR/QTAC Rank).

Application Procedure for JD Adams Memorial Residential Scholarship

Apply using the online application system. The following documents are required of applicants: 

To assist you in completing this procedure, use the institution’s tips for putting together a great application.


UQ Residential Scholarships Rules (PDF, 432.57 KB)

What Next?

As soon as the school gets your application, they will email you to let you know. Contact them at if, after completing your application, you haven’t received a confirmation email within 2 working days.

The Submission Deadline is: 24 July 2023

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