Queen’s College is dedicated to facilitating academic excellence and inspiring global engagement.
Access and equity are core elements of Queen’s mission to form a diverse community of keenly engaged, academically excellent, curious global citizens. To that end, we annually offer over 100 scholarships in the following categories:
- Entrance Scholarships
- Continuation Scholarships
- Special Scholarships
Many scholarships at Queen’s rely on annual gifts and we recognise and thank our generous donors.
Entrance scholarships are awarded to students entering the College for the first time, in the first year level of an undergraduate degree.
Entrance scholarships are awarded on both academic merit, measured on the basis of results obtained in Year 12 such as the ATAR score, and aptitude for life in the community of Queen’s College. The magnitude of the scholarships range from a 10% fee reduction to greater than 50% fee reduction.
During the application process, undergraduates are prompted to apply for scholarships depending on the information provided. For example, there are interstate, international, rural, and outer Melbourne scholarships, which are offered depending on the applicant’s address. There are scholarships based on the intended degree, as well as scholarships based on College activities, such as choral scholarships (for the College Choir). There are some scholarships that are related to the applicant’s school, while others arise from the College’s commitment to reconciliation and supporting Indigenous students.
Continuation scholarships are given to students returning to Queen’s, and are based on a combination of their contribution to College, academic performance and financial need.
Special scholarships are highly prestigious, and are largely awarded based on academic achievements, collegial contributions, or professional potential.
The Dr Winston Rickards Scholarship is an example of a special scholarship, awarded in honour of the distinguished paediatrician and child psychiatrist, who was a student at the College from 1938 to 1942 and for many years Vice-President of its Council. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing student showing academic and professional potential in the field of medicine or the health sciences, particularly if showing an interest in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.