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University of Queensland Wensley Sporting Scholarship, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Wensley Sporting 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 of Queensland (UQ) is a public research university mostly based in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. UQ was established in 1909 by the Queensland government and is one of the six sandstone universities, an informal title for the state’s oldest institution. UQ is also a founding member of edX, Australia’s leading Group of Eight, and the worldwide Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

In The Economist Intelligence Unit 2016 MBA rating, UQ Business School’s Master of Business Administration degree is ranked first in the Asia Pacific and top ten internationally. The Australian Financial Review ranks UQ’s MBA program first in Australia. The Australian Financial Review ranks UQ’s MBA program first in Australia. UQ is also ranked first in Australasia for biological sciences by U.S. News & World Report and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.


The institution is also well-known in a variety of engineering areas. It is rated third internationally in mining and minerals engineering, 76-100th worldwide in chemical engineering, 76-100th in civil engineering, 101-150th worldwide in material science and engineering, and 101-150th worldwide in electrical and electronic engineering.

In the first-world topic rankings released by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), UQ placed first in Biodiversity Conservation and top ten in 13 areas based on the number of research articles published in top-tier journals. UQ is rated in the top 50 in the world in 20 subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. UQ is first in Australia, second in the world in Sports-Related Subjects, and third in the world in Mineral & Mining Engineering.

Some of UQ’s rankings include 36th in the world by U.S. News in 2022, 47th in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022, 43rd in the world by 2024 QS World University Rankings, 53rd in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, 37th in the world by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022, and 33rd in the world by 2022 NTU rankings. According to the Aggregate Rankings of Top Universities issued by UNSW, UQ was the 42nd best-ranked institution in the world in 2022 in terms of aggregate performance across QS, THE, and ARWU.

The Wensley Sporting Scholarship was formed in 2020 by Alumni Friends as part of the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative in honor of The Honourable Dr Penelope Wensley AC. The Alumni Friends Giving Society endowment fund funds this scholarship.

Details about Wensley Sporting Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $4,500

Number of awards: 1

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student, Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Wensley Sporting Scholarship

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the Wensley Sporting Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • Can demonstrate financial necessity and be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa. 
  • Full-time enrollment is required unless there are extraordinary circumstances that the committee deems appropriate.

Selection Criteria

The school will consider:

  • Sports accomplishments to date; 
  • Evidence of financial need; 
  • Potential to play your chosen sport at the highest (state or national) level;
  • Any other data the selection committee deems pertinent to your future academic performance.

Application Process for Wensley Sporting Scholarship

Interested and eligible candidates should fill out the application form to apply. Use the tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.

Wensley Sporting Scholarship Rules (PDF, 148.39 KB)

Scholarship application guide.pdf (PDF, 72.44 KB)

The Application Deadline is: October 31, 2023

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