In accordance with our mission and values, we want to make an Emmanuel College education available to the most outstanding students, regardless of the financial means of their families, and to embrace students from diverse backgrounds around Australia and throughout the world. Our scholarships and bursaries program offers up to $500,000 annually to assist deserving university students gain the benefits of Emmanuel College life. Our scholarships recognise students’ academic, sporting, musical and other merits. Bursaries can be an invaluable help to students and families needing financial assistance. A number of our scholarships and bursaries are funded through philanthropy and gifts from donors and benefactors who, in many cases, are alumni.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and the continuance of a scholarship from semester to semester depends on the scholarship holder maintaining high academic achievement. Scholarship recipients are expected to correspond with their benefactors at least twice a year.
Bursaries are awarded on the basis of need and the College requires evidence of financial hardship from an applicant seeking a bursary.
The majority of scholarships and bursaries are offered as a remission in College fees rather than as a cash payment. They are awarded on an annual basis to cover one full academic year and the remission shall be applied across both semesters. Applicants may apply for either a scholarship or a bursary, or they may apply for consideration in both categories. They may also apply for more than one scholarship at a time.
How and when to apply
Download the Emmanuel College scholarships and bursaries listDownload
Apply by completing and submitting the application formDownload
Existing Emmanuel College residents: Submit your scholarship or bursary application no later than 30 November.
New applicants: Email your completed scholarship or bursary application form and supporting documentation in one pdf file to the Principal’s Personal Assistant Sharon Burridge. This is to be done as soon as possible AFTER you have made your SEPARATE online application for residence through the Emmanuel College portal.
For new applicants, a decision will be made once your enrolment at university is confirmed. For students already enrolled at university, a decision regarding your application will be made once GPA results are released.
All scholarships and bursaries are awarded on an annual basis and applicants must reapply each year.
Emmanuel College Short Research Project Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to support an existing resident with accommodation costs at the College while undertaking supervised research at The University of Queensland in either the Winter or Summer breaks.
Download the Emmanuel College Short Research Project Scholarship application form.Download
AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarships
AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Indigenous students undertaking Engineering and other mining-related degrees who aspire to work for BHP Billiton and to one day become leaders in the business. Students living or planning to live at Emmanuel College can apply for a scholarship, which provides financial assistance for accommodation, living, and education expenses; ongoing professional development; and career support. Scholarship criteria and application forms are available from the AIEF website.
University of Queensland Scholarships
The University of Queensland provides and has links to a number of scholarships; details are available at the UQ scholarships website.