2. Selection process

Students are nominated by their School Principal in Year 10 as young people with strong motivation and demonstrated academic potential to succeed at university.

In 2019, up to 120 Year 10 students from selected state secondary schools across Queensland will be chosen to participate in the Program.

Principals are invited to nominate up to three current Year 10 students (from their school and/or surrounding state P-10 feeder schools) who they believe are strong candidates for the program. 

To be considered for the program, nominated students must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • Be ATAR eligible
  • Low-income financial status
  • Motivated, with demonstrated academic potential to succeed at university on completion of Year 12
  • Supportive family environment
  • School attendance rate of at least 85%

Selection of Young Achievers is carried out by a panel comprising University staff and program donors. In addition to the program’s eligibility criteria, the student’s leadership potential and/or demonstrated school and community involvement may also be taken into consideration in the selection process.

Nominations must be completed and endorsed by the School Principal in consultation with the student and the student's parents/guardians. A nomination for the program is not a guarantee of a place.

If successful in being selected for the UQ Young Achievers Program, students and their parents/guardians will be asked to formally accept this place by agreeing to the Program's Terms and Conditions.