Engage in a formal research project over the summer semester with the UQ Summer Research Program.

You'll gain valuable academic and professional skills, develop links with industry and academic contacts, and have the chance to road-test research.

The program runs from mid-November to mid-February. 

You'll receive a scholarship for the duration of the program. You can also count your participation towards attainment of the UQ Employability Award.

Apply for a scholarship

Applications for the 2022/2023 Summer Program will open on 15 August 2022.

1. Check requirements


Find full eligibility criteria in the UQ Summer Research Student Guidelines.

  • Undergraduate applicants (excluding BAdvSc(Hons) students) must have completed a minimum of 16 units (one year of full-time study or equivalent) at time of application. BAdvSc(Hons) students can apply anytime in your first year.
  • Postgraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 units (or equivalent) at time of application, and both your undergraduate and postgraduate GPA will be considered
  • Applications made by students who don’t fulfil the above conditions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Selection process

  • The Associate Dean (Academic) will determine the successful scholarship recipients.
  • A meritorious process will be used, based largely on GPA and the projects available.
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in a UQ Faculty of Science program.
  • You must nominate at least three projects that you wish to be considered for and can nominate up to five projects.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 5.5 are unlikely to be successful.
  • Prior Summer Research Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply (excluding BAdvSc(Hons) students, who may apply for a second scholarship).


Credit transfer

Selected Science disciplines offer this program for credit through one of several research project courses:

Recognition towards degree requirements depends on your program's structure and degree rules. 

After gaining permission from the relevant school, you can enrol in a research project course by using the application form in the course's electronic course profile (ECP).

For more information, email the UQ Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au.

Deadlines and more details

Find full application details, including submission deadlines and guidance on how to apply, and view testimonials from previous scholars.