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The University of Queensland Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarship in Australia for 2023

Application is now open for the Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering 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 public research institution known as the University of Queensland (UQ, or Queensland University) is principally situated in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. The University of Queensland is placed second in Australia and 42nd globally in 2023 according to a compilation of the three most prestigious global university rankings. Additionally, UQ is a founding member of edX, the top Group of Eight in Australia, as well as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, an organization with a focus on global research.

Southwest of Brisbane’s central business area, the main St. Lucia campus takes up a large portion of the inner-city neighborhood of St. Lucia beside a river. The Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School are the largest UQ campuses and facilities, which are spread out across Queensland. There are two UQ facilities abroad: the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States, and the UQ North America office in Washington, D.C.


According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2016 MBA rating, the Master of Business Administration program at UQ Business School is overall ranked first in Asia Pacific and within the top 10 internationally. According to the Australian Financial Review, UQ’s MBA program is the best in the country. UQ is ranked first in both the Academic Ranking of World Universities and U.S. News & World Report for life sciences institutions in Australasia.

The institution is also at the top in several engineering specialties. In terms of mining and minerals engineering, it is ranked third in the world. In terms of chemical engineering, civil engineering, material science and engineering, and electrical and electronic engineering, it is ranked 76-100th, 76-100th, and 101-150th, respectively.

The Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarship was created as a memorial to the Honourable Sir Thomas McIlwraith, KCMG, LLD, who served as Queensland’s third premier and in honor of his long and valuable service to the Colony as well as his visionary and inclusive spirit of statesmanship in the interests of not only Queensland but of Australasia and the Empire as a whole.

Details about Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: Equal to the annual income from the endowment

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Study area: Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • are enrolled full-time in one of the following approved programs 
  • have completed at least 48 but no more than 52 units toward an approved program:
  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Master of Engineering
  3. A dual engineering program

Selection Criteria

The university will consider:

  • academic accomplishments
  • leadership attainments
  • community service and engagement
  • any other matter the selection committee considers applicable for your future academic success.

Application Process for Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarship

Use the online application form to apply. You will require a cover letter, a résumé copy, and a copy of your most current mySI-net studies report. You may get through this procedure by using the university’s tips for putting together a great application.

What Next?

The school may get in touch with you to set up an interview if your application is shortlisted. The results of your application will also be sent to you through email.


Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarships Rules (PDF, 93.58 KB)

The Submission Deadline is: 20 August 2023

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