Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

American Australian Association Fellowship

The University of Queensland (UQ) has partnered with the American Australian Association to provide fellowships for advanced research and study in Australia. UQ provides two fellowships each year: one to support an American to undertake research at UQ, and another to support a UQ student or graduate to undertake research in the USA. The fellowships are valued at up to $40,000 each, and are intended to support part of the costs of one year of research or study . Applicants may apply for a fellowship in any field of study. Click here to learn more.


 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of countries in the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programs in Australia, and for Australians to undertake these activities overseas.

For further information, please visit the North America Endeavour Scholarships website.

  1. The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for international students for up to 4 years to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study at UQ.
  2. The Endeavour Research Fellowship provides financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from North America to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards a Masters or PhD (which they are enrolled in a participating country) or postdoctoral research in any field of study at UQ.
  3. The Endeavour Executive Award provides professional development opportunities of one to four months for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from North America.


Fulbright Award

Fulbright and Anne Wexler Scholarships are available to American citizens from all academic fields to undertake research or study in Australia for 3-12 months.

  1. Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships are open to American university postgraduate students to undertake research towards their US PhD and/or undertake a year of research in cooperation with UQ; or to support enrolment in a UQ postgraduate program. This scholarship supports an 8-12 month program.
  2. Fulbright Senior Scholarships are available to American citizens to engage in 4 – 6 months of research or teaching at an Australian institution. The scholarship is directed towards academics at the level of Associate Professor and/or Professor.
  3. The Anne Wexler Australian-American Studies Scholarship in Public Policy enables American postgraduate students to undertake a Master’s degree in Australia in the field of public policy.
  4. The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) supports Australian educational institutions through grants to bring U.S. Specialists in selected disciplines to Australia for a period ranging between two and six weeks.


RotaryRotary Peace Fellowships

Each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their Rotary Peace Centers, including UQ’s Rotary Centre for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution.

UQ is proud to partner with The Rotary Foundation to provide a tailored Masters Degree, aimed at potential world and community leaders, designed to have a practical effect on addressing international and regional conflicts. effect on addressing international and regional conflicts.

Rotary awards up to 50 Master’s Degree fellowships in fields related o peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15­–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field study expenses. For more information, click here.



National Science Foundation GROW Fellowships

Universities Australia recently signed an agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States to include Australian universities in the GROW program – Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide. GROW is a collaboration between NSF, international partners and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide NSF Graduate Research Fellows with expanded opportunities to enhance professional development through research collaborations overseas. Research Fellows are eligible for an international travel allowance of up to A$2,500 per month to undertake research opportunities of 3-12 months with investigators in Australia.

GROW is open only to recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

Please visit the National Science Foundation website for further information, including how to apply.


Scholarships Database

UQ’s database of scholarships for international students can be found here. The UQ Graduate School has a list of international student scholarships on their website.

The Australian Government’s Study in Australia website provides information on scholarships through its Scholarships Database. The database allows you to search a comprehensive list of scholarships available to US and Canadian students at the University of Queensland.


International Financial Aid

The University of Queensland participates in, and assists students to apply for student loan programs offered by the US and Canadian governments to cover tuition fees and study related expenses while enrolled as a full-time student at UQ.

  1. Canadian provincial / Federal loans
  2. US Federal Government loans
  3. US Private Loans
  4. US Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
  5. AmeriCorps

William Hatleberg, 2012 UQ USA to Australia Fellow

“I am ultimately interested in pursuing a PhD in evolutionary developmental biology. The UQ-American Australian Association fellowship will provide me with additional research experience (and a valuable introduction to developmental biology) that will ultimately help me achieve my master’s at UQ studying the origins of animal complexity in sea sponges.

“In addition to getting the chance to work in one of the leading evolutionary developmental biology labs and gaining valuable research experience, I am very excited to get the opportunity to work in Australia. I am also very excited to be able to work in such close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Because of my passion for marine aquariums (specifically the biology and husbandry of corals and reef invertebrates), I am really looking forward to the field work on the reef, and getting the chance to work with a really fascinating species that is only found on in Australia.”