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The University of Queensland Robert Philp Scholarship, Australia 2023

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

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The University’s expansion was hindered by World War I, but after the war, university enrollments for both education and research soared as demand for higher education in Australia increased. As a result, the early 1920s saw the developing school in need of a bigger campus because its original location on Brisbane’s George Street had little room for expansion. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister Mary offered the Brisbane City Council a donation of around £50,000 in 1927 so that it could purchase 274 acres (111 ha) of land in St. Lucia and present it to the University of Queensland as its permanent residence. The pitch drop experiment was started by Thomas Parnell in the same year. 

The experiment has been regarded as the world’s oldest, and it is still going on today. Lack of funding prevented the St. Lucia campus from being built. Because of this, the first structure for the University at St. Lucia wasn’t finished until 1938. After the day’s premiere, it was finally given the new name Forgan Smith Building, and construction was completed in 1939. The Forgan Smith Building was utilized as a military post during WWII, first as an advanced headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific.


The Senate is The University of Queensland’s governing body, and it is made up of 22 members from the university and the community. The chancellor and deputy chancellor are appointed by the Senate. The University of Queensland Act of 1998 empowers the Senate to select employees, manage and control university affairs and property, and manage and control funds to promote the institution’s interests.

UQ is ranked 36th in the world by U.S. News in 2022, 47th by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2022, 43rd by the 2024 QS World University Rankings, 53rd in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, 37th in the world by the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022, and 33rd in the world by the NTU rankings in 2022.

This scholarship was founded in 1909 as a tribute to the Honourable Sir Robert Philp, KCMG, a former Premier of Queensland, with a fund of $2,732.45 raised by public subscription.

Details about the Robert Philp Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: At least $1,500

Number of awards: At least 1

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Current UQ student

Robert Philp Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible Robert Philp Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • In your third year of the UQ Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree as a student.
  • Full-time enrollment.

Selection Criteria

The institution will consider:

  • Your total performance in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science program to date
  • Individual statement
  • Any other information that the screening committee could think is important to the applicant’s potential for future success in their area.

Application Procedure for Robert Philp Scholarship

Interested applicants should fill out the online application form. Candidates will need:

  • evidence of your overall academic success in the program
  • a declaration about oneself.

Before submitting your application, make certain all supporting documents are attached. Use these tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.

Note: The school will send you an email to confirm they have received your application.


Robert Philp Scholarship Rules (PDF, 166.75 KB)

The Application Deadline is: 22 September 2023

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