PLEASE NOTE: We have received an unprecedented number of undergraduate applications for 2024 residency, which has left us with the difficult decision to close our application portal following our October offer round. Our waiting list is also at capacity.
Emmanuel College welcomes applications from local, regional, interstate and international students planning to study at The University of Queensland. We also offer a number of places to students accepted at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University and Australian Catholic University (ACU).
You don’t have to wait until you have received your offer from university to apply to Emmanuel. Actually we start taking applications up to a year in advance of students commencing at the College, and we also make residential offers to a students in September and October, and then in December following the release of ATAR results. So the earlier you start the application process the better. This gives you plenty of time to organise your documentation and arrange a suitable time for you to attend your interview.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact our Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2024 Full year applications: CLOSED
2025 Full year applications: Open 12 February 2024
We have multiple offer rounds throughout the year:
Visit HERE for ATAR release dates and QTAC Application Offer Rounds
2023/2024 Applications open now
Offer rounds for postgraduate resident applications are announced on an individual basis
Write a letter (about 500 words) to the Principal explaining why you would like to live at Emmanuel College and why you would be a suitable resident
One copy of your passport/birth certificate/driver’s license or equivalent
A recent portrait photograph – this will remain on your records while you’re at College
Have the following documents (as applicable) ready:
A non-refundable application fee of $175 AUD will be requested online at the completion of the application form. This can be paid by Visa or MasterCard.
After completing your online application form, you will be emailed a link to book your interview.
You’ll attend your interview with a member of our Student Engagement Team. This can be conducted in person or over Teams.
Following your interview we will assess your application. The number of students we shortlist varies from year to year, but we do our best to accommodate as many suitable students as possible.
If your application assessment has been successful, you will hear from a member of our Student Engagement Team during one of our offer rounds.
Upload the following documents to the College online application portal once you have received them:
Emmanuel College provides financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries for new students commencing at College, and returning students.
While both scholarships and bursaries provide financial assistance, they have different eligibility requirements. Scholarships are awarded on merit based academic accomplishments, sporting or cultural achievements, irrespective of financial need. Bursaries in contrast, are granted to a student who faces economic barriers when it comes to applying to, or remaining at, Emmanuel College. Students are welcome to apply for both scholarships and bursaries.
Emmanuel College is committed to providing access and equity to enable the participation of young adults from all walks of life, who wish to join the Emmanuel community, while pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate university studies.
Scholarship and bursary applications close on the following dates:
New students: Sunday 31 December 2023
Returning students: Thursday 30 November 2023
The Associate Member Program offers key aspects of the College experience to students who, although they do not live at Emmanuel, want to be involved in the academic, networking, mentoring and social aspects of College life. Emmanuel has a diverse population with students and staff from all over Australia and the world. The program offers the following benefits:
Orientation Week Program in Semester 1 (compulsory, extra accommodation and activity payment required).
Associate members live in and participate in all activities, establishing bonds with the College community.
Gill Student Centre
State-of-the-art learning and quiet study area
70+ small-group tutorials (usually 3-6 students) offered with experienced and qualified tutors to assist students consolidate learning in addition to University courses.
Academic Mentoring and Wellbeing Care
Senior staff are on hand to provide academic and wellbeing support.
Dining Hall Access and Meals
Associate members are welcome to join their College friends for lunches in the Dining Hall, and dinner on the nights they attend tutorials and formal dinners. Associate members are also welcome to have other meals in the Dining Hall for an additional fee per meal.
Bag Pipe and Drum Lessons
Associate members are welcome to join the Emmanuel College Highlanders at The University of Queensland Pipe Band.
UQ Sport Gym Membership (extra payment required)
Students can purchase a UQ Sport Gym Membership through the College at a significantly reduced rate.
Associate members can participate in cultural activities, such as musical and theatrical performances.
Community service is encouraged and the Students’ Club runs many community service activities and projects throughout the year.
Associate Member Program information brochure
Apply for Associate Member Program as a new associate member
Documents required for application include: