Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

St John’s College offers a large number of awards to reward excellence and to support high performing students, regardless of background or means. Scholarships and prizes are awarded for academic achievement, and bursaries are given to support students in financial need.  There are some combined awards.

For further information on scholarships and bursaries and how to apply, please contact the Warden.

Supporting Our Students

The College determines recipients of all awards.  Some awards are administered by the College itself, while some are administered by the St John’s College Foundation, a charitable foundation established in 1991 with the object of supporting the College.  The large majority of awards come from generous benefactions by Old Johnians and other friends of the College.  If you would like to contribute funds for awards to support student excellence, then please contact the Warden on 07 3842 6600 or  Donations to the St John’s College Foundation are tax deductible.

General Conditions of Awards

Unless otherwise specified, the following conditions apply to all of the following awards:

  • Students must be enrolled, or accepted to be enrolled, full-time at The University of Queensland;
  • Awards are offered as remission of fees, divided equally into two equal instalments for the two main semesters of the academic year (not summer semester);
  • Recipients must contribute to the balance of fees not covered by awards;
  • Recipients must be in residence at St John’s College for the full academic year (two main semesters) in which the award is made; and
  • In the case of Bursaries (including combined awards), financial hardship must be demonstrated, and renewal is subject to annual review of need.
Types of Awards

We offer:

We especially welcome applications for admission from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, who may be able to secure significant residential fee support via the Australian Government’s ABSTUDY scheme.  Our Joe Croft Indigenous Award supports indigenous students with sundry fees and educational resources.


Where an award specifies that “the recipient must be a full-time student at UQ” (or similar) then this may be understood as referring to the time of receipt of a scholarship, and not necessarily the time of application.  Therefore, commencing students are eligible for awards where the recipients must be full-time students at UQ, provided that they are ultimately enrolled at UQ and resident in College for the period in which the scholarship is payable.  Note that all other eligibility conditions must be met; so, for instance, if the conditions refer to periods of previous enrolment at UQ then commencing students are not eligible.


Applications are now open.  Applications close at 11am on Thursday, 1 December 2016, for continuing students; and at 11am on Thursday, 19 January 2017, for commencing students, or students who have applied to commence.  Students who hope to commence in 2017 but who do not yet have an offer of admission should nevertheless apply by the closing date in order to be eligible.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be made using the prescribed application form.  All required supporting documentation must accompany the application form.  Results do not need to be in the form of a formally certified documents: a copy of the SI-NET screen showing results will suffice for UQ grades; similarly for online portal displays of OP scores.