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University of Queensland Osiecki Scholarship for Classics, Australia 2023

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

About the University of Queensland and the Scholarship

One of the six “sandstone universities,” or the oldest institution in each state, is the institution of Queensland. 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.

Southwest of Brisbane’s central business district, the main St. Lucia campus takes up most of the riverfront inner neighborhood of St. Lucia. Queensland is home to several UQ campuses and facilities, the largest of which are the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School. The UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States, and the UQ North America headquarters in Washington, D.C., are two of UQ’s international locations.


On December 10, 1909, the State Parliament passed an act creating the University of Queensland to mark the 50th anniversary of Queensland’s separation from the colony of New South Wales. The Act authorized a senate of 20 persons to oversee the university, and Sir William MacGregor, the new Governor, was chosen to serve as the first chancellor and RH Roe as the vice-chancellor. Following the governor’s relocation to the Fernberg home of Bardon, Old Government House… [formerly Government House] on George Street was set aside for the university, igniting the initial discussions over the ideal location for the institution.

The First World War slowed the university’s expansion, but as demand for higher education in Australia grew following the war, university enrollments for research and education soared. Early in the 1920s, the expanding institution was forced to hunt for a campus with larger space because its initial location in Brisbane’s George Street had limited growth potential.

Mr. Henry Osiecki and Dr. Vera Osiecki founded the Osiecki Scholarship for Classics in 2014 through Bio Concepts Pty Ltd. It is funded by an annual revenue from the Osiecki Scholarship for Classics Endowment.

Details about the Osiecki Scholarship for Classics at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $6,250

Number of awards: 2

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Osiecki Scholarship for Classics – Eligibility Criteria

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

  • are in their final year of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, including dual programs, and are full-time students in one of the following fields of study:
    • Latin, or Classical Languages
    • Ancient History
    • Ancient History/History
    • Ancient Greek
  • don’t have another scholarship like that.

Selection Criteria

Your application will be evaluated competitively, accounting for:

  • intellectual standing and the likelihood of success in school
  • scholarly work demonstrating a strong interest in classics and ancient history; 
  • anything else the selection committee feels is important to your ability to succeed in your studies in the future.

Note: Applicants that express a desire to pursue postgraduate courses will receive preference.

Application Process for Osiecki Scholarship for Classics

Interested candidates should fill out the online application form and provide short statements which respond to the selection criteria.

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

Terms and Conditions

Osiecki Honours Scholarship for Classics Rules (PDF, 135.26 KB)

What Next?

The admission office will email you to let you know when they have received your application. If you have not received an email within 2 days of applying, email them at If you’re considered qualified, they will forward your application to a selection panel to examine. If you’re successful, they will inform you in writing.

The Application Deadline is: 3 September 2023

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