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The University of Queensland Government Cyber Security Undergraduate Scholarship, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the University of Queensland Government Cyber Security Undergraduate Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The University of Queensland (UQ) is an Australian public research institution situated mostly in Brisbane, the state capital. UQ was founded by the Queensland government in 1909 and is one of the six sandstone universities, which refers to the oldest institution in each state. The University of Queensland is placed second in Australia and 42nd globally in 2023 according to a composite of the three most prestigious international university rankings. UQ is also a founding member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a global association of research-intensive universities, and edX, the leading Group of Eight in Australia.

Following World War I, the University grew quickly and outgrew its inner-city location. An additional property in Victoria Park (currently used by the Medical School) was acquired in 1922. Dr. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister Miss Mary Emelia Mayne supplied monies four years later to purchase the St Lucia property where the University’s main campus is presently located. Construction on the St Lucia site began in 1937, and the first structure afterward dubbed the Forgan Smith structure after the Premier at the time, was finished in 1939. During WWII, it was the advanced headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific.

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In 1999, UQ developed a substantial campus in the provincial capital of Ipswich, replacing the Challinor Centre mental health institution. This campus was transferred to the University of Southern Queensland in January 2015, however, UQ continued to teach at the USQ Ipswich campus until 2016 to help select students with their studies. Two Nobel laureates (Peter C. Doherty and John Harsanyi) are among the graduates and former workers of UQ, along with over a hundred Olympians who have won multiple gold medals and 117 Rhodes Scholars. 

The University of Queensland Government Cyber Security Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to encourage and support third-year students studying cyber security at The University of Queensland, with a preference for female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Details about the University of Queensland Government Cyber Security Undergraduate Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Number of awards: Up to 5

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Queensland Government Cyber Security Undergraduate Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the University of Queensland Government Cyber Security Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • Are full-time students in any of the following programs:

Bachelor of Computer Science

a dual degree including the Bachelor of Computer Science  

  • Have completed 28 – 36 units toward the Approved Program
  • Do not have a scholarship that the Head considers comparable.

Selection Criteria

Academic accomplishment, personal traits, especially leadership potential, and any other item that the selection committee believes is important to your future success in the engineering profession will be considered for the scholarship.

Preference will be given to candidates who are –

  • female; or
  • an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person.

Application Process for University of Queensland Government Cyber Security Undergraduate Scholarship

Apply using the UQ application portal and attach the following documents:

  • a cover letter
  • your resume
  • a copy of your most recent studies report from mySI-net. 

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

Rules

QLD-Govt-Cyber-Security-UG-scholarship-rules (PDF, 143.01 KB)

Note: If you are chosen for an interview, the admissions office will contact you. They will also send you an email with the results of your application.

The Application Deadline is: 20 August 2023

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Australia scholarships here.

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