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 close at 11.59pm AEST on 8 September 2019.

1. Check requirements


Find full eligibility criteria in the UQ Summer Research 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 at any time in first year.
  • Postgraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 units (or equivalent) at time of application, and your GPA will be calculated on both your undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
  • 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.
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in a UQ Faculty of Science program, and to those who are further along in their studies.
  • Students may be requested to select a different project depending on the number of places available in each project.
  • 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 six 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 program.

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

Application details

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