Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five-day residential program to inspire high school students about rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food industries.

It is open to students in years 11 and 12 and is held each July at UQ Gatton.

By participating in FEAST you’ll get to:

  • test-drive university and meet other students with similar interests
  • explore science disciplines through hands-on activities and workshops
  • meet UQ students and staff and attend industry-run sessions
  • experience living in the UQ Halls of Residence and take part in social and sporting activities
  • expand your knowledge of UQ Science study options and programs
  • learn about current challenges faced by scientists, including climate change, biosecurity, feeding the world and protecting endangered wildlife.

Numbers are limited, and due to high demand you can only attend FEAST once.

How to apply

Registrations for FEAST 2019 are closed. 

Fill in our online form to express your interest for FEAST 2020.


For participants from Australian and New Zealand schools: $450 (subject to change), which includes:

  • four nights' accommodation on campus in the UQ Halls of Residence (all linen and bedding provided)
  • all buffet meals from Sunday night to Thursday lunch
  • all program activities and bus tours.

You must make your own travel arrangements to and from the event.

Apply for a bursary

You can apply for a UQ bursary to support the cost of attending FEAST. The bursary covers the program cost, including all activities, food and accommodation. It doesn’t cover return travel costs to UQ Gatton.

We’ll consider your application if you are:

  • located in a regional area more than 400 kilometres (based on Google Maps) from Gatton
  • experiencing financial hardship
  • of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

You can apply for a bursary to support the cost of your FEAST application. You’ll need to submit a short personal statement about your study goals and how the bursary will help you meet them. We offer bursaries to successful applicants in the first week of April. Bursaries are limited.


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(07) 5460 1229
Students in Feast workshop

FEAST 2019

30 June 2019 2:00pm4 July 2019 1:30pm
Register your expressions of interest for FEAST 2019
Students in Feast workshop

FEAST 2018

1 July 2018 7:00am5 July 2018 1:00pm
Registrations closed