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Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship at the University of Queensland, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The University of Queensland (UQ), also known as Queensland University, is a prominent public research institution situated primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. Established in 1909 by the Queensland parliament, UQ holds the distinction of being one of the six sandstone universities, representing the oldest university in each state. As a founding member of edX, a leading institution in Australia’s Group of Eight, and an active participant in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, UQ has a strong international and research-intensive presence.

The expansive St Lucia campus, situated southwest of the Brisbane central business district in the inner suburb of St Lucia, forms the core of UQ’s academic activities. Additional campuses and facilities are strategically located throughout Queensland, with notable sites including the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School. UQ’s global footprint extends to overseas establishments such as the UQ North America office in Washington D.C. and the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States.


The University of Queensland’s Vice-Chancellor from 2012 to 2020 was Peter Høj. After UQ’s first extensive fundraising effort was made public, Peter Høj and his spouse, Mandy Thomas, created an endowment accommodation scholarship to aid Indigenous Australian students. The need to provide better access for historically underprivileged Australians as well as Peter’s conviction in the economic and personal benefits of education served as the driving forces behind this donation. Peter has also appreciated and learned from Australia’s Indigenous peoples during his stay, both on the UQ campus and in the Queensland community.

This scholarship seeks to assist the next generation of Indigenous students who are addressing this historical injustice in a modest but significant way by striving to bring about change in their communities and throughout the globe. This scholarship is among the UQ Residential Scholarships Scheme. You only need to submit one application to be assessed for all scholarships in this scheme.

Details about Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: Full cost of accommodation covered for a standard room at Kev Carmody House

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student, Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Selection Criteria

The university will consider:

  • shown evidence of financial necessity (ATO notice, Centrelink statements, etc.)
  • academic aptitude
  • human attributes, such as the capacity for leadership
  • anything else the selection committee feels is important to your success in your field of study going forward.

Application Procedure for Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship

Interested and eligible candidates should apply using the online application portal. Each candidate will need:

  • QTAC reference number
  • proof of financial difficulty such as Centrelink statements, ATO statements, family income, etc.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status (if relevant)
  • academic and community service/leadership accomplishments.

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

What Next?

When your application is received, the scholarship office will notify you by email. Please email them at if, after completing your application, you do not get a confirmation email within two working days.


UQ Residential Scholarships Rules (PDF, 568.37 KB)

The Submission Deadline is: 29 January 2024

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