Visit the UQ Scholarships website to see the full range of University-wide scholarships, including opportunities for international students and high school students. In addition to the following School specific scholarships and prizes, the Faculty of Science also offers several opportunities that students may be interested in.

Undergraduate scholarships and prizes

ASAVA Prize In Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) student
Eligibility: Demonstrated best performance in rosters in clinical hospital & surgical rosters and the oral presentation of a clinical case report and gains the highest results in small animal medicine and surgery examinations.
No application required.

Australian Veterinary Association Student Award (AVA Prize)   

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) student member of the association
Awarded on: The individual who, through their academic work and participation in student affairs, is considered to be an asset to the student body and potentially an asset to the veterinary profession and the association.
No application required.

Australian Society for Animal Production Prize in Animal Production 

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students who completed VETS5024 and submitted in their final year a critical essay in an area of relevance to livestock.
Prize: $200; certificate from the Australian Society of Animal Production; and two year membership to the Australian Society for Animal Production
No application required.

Australian Veterinarians Public Health Student Prize

Open to: Final-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Highest results in VETS5012
No application required.

AVA Prize for Undergraduates (AVA Prize) Veterinary Pathology

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) student members or non-members
Awarded on: Outstanding achievement in the subject of veterinary pathology
No application required.

AVA Bachelor of Veterinary Science Dux (AVA Qld Division Prize)

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Best academically performing student from years 2 to 5.
No application required.

Centre for Veterinary Education Clinical Competency Award    

Open to: Final-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Recognised by the School as being the most competent in clinical skills over the clinical portion of their undergraduate degree.
No application required.

Destination Australia Scholarships

Purpose: To attract and support domestic and international students to study in regional Australia
Open to: Undergraduate and postgraduate students studying an approved degree program at the UQ Gatton campus and living in a regional area

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Dr John Springhall Prize in Veterinary Science     

Open to: Fourth year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Prize: $500
No application required.

Duncan Kemp Prize  

Open to: A Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) student entering fifth year of the Veterinary Science program who submits an application which includes evidence of having lived and worked on an animal-based farm or property
Prize: $650
Applications due: Semester 1
Find out more and apply

Equine Veterinarians Australia Prize for Equine Medicine and Surgery 

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Highest results for VETS4022 and VETS5015
No application required.

Ewing Veterinary Science Scholarship

Purpose: To support financially disadvantaged students to undertake and continue undergraduate studies in the discipline of Veterinary Science.
Applications due: Semester 1
Find out more and apply

Gaulton Family Prize in Small Animal Surgery

Open to: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Prize: $1000
No application required.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Buddy Prize In Veterinary Nutrition  

Open to: Team of students enrolled in ANIM2501 who choose dogs or cats as the focus of their applied nutrition assignment
Prize: $600 and a certificate supplied by Hill's Pet Nutrition
No application required.

Internationalisation Scholarship

Purpose: To enable domestic and international students to travel internationally, with preference for travel to those institutions with which the School of Veterinary Science has an existing or developing partnership.
Applications due: Semester 1
Find out more and apply

James Conway Langdon Scholarship in Veterinary Science        

Open to: First year Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) student who upon graduation, will use their best endevours to serve at least 2 years' employment with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries or with CSIRO
Applications due: Semester 1
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John Ryley Memorial Prize in Pig Medicine

Open to: Fourth year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Prize: $150
No application required.

Miriam E Wippell Undergraduate Scholarship

Open to: First year Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students who are entering tertiary study for the first time
Applications due: Semester 1
Find out more and apply

Neil May Memorial Prize  

Open to: Second year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) student
Prize: $175
No application required.

Ola Mary MacPherson Prize

Open to: Final-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) female students completing the Bachelor of Veterinary Science program
Prize: $500
Applications due: Semester 2
Application form: Here

Molly and Jim Ashe Memorial Award in Shelter Animal Care

Open to: Students enrolled full-time in a program managed by the School of Veterinary Science
Awarded on: Contribution to improving the health and well-being of animals cared for in shelters, through either research, student placements and/or through volunteering in an animal shelter
Applications due: Semester 1
Find out more and apply

Associate Professor Martin Pearson Prize

Open to: Fourth year students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) program
Awarded on: Evidence of interest in anaesthesia
Applications due: Semester 2
Application form: Here

RHG Burns Memorial Prize  

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Prize: $150
No application required.

The Allan Tindall Scholarship in Animal Production and Livestock Health

Open to: Domestic student enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) program
Applications due: Semester 2
Application form: Here

Donald Tugby Prize in Excellence in Equine Clinical Practice

Open to: Students entering fifth year in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Awarded on: Demonstrated commitment to equine practice
Applications due: Semester 2
Application form: Here

UQVSA Malcolm McLennan Prize   

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Greatest contribution to SVS life over the 5 year program

Veterinary Alumni Prize      

Open to: Fourth year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Prize: At least $500 which corresponds to the annual gift from Alumni friends
No application required.

Veterinary Epidemiology Prize       

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Highest mark for an 5th year epidemiology assignment
No application required.

Virbac Prize for Clinical Excellence in Small Animal Clinics and Surgery

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Demonstration of highest clinical excellence in practical work on small animals during medical, surgical and radiological rosters at Gatton
No application required.

The VSS Prize for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery      

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Best academic performance in small animal surgery.
No application required.

The VSS Prize for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine   

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Best academic performance in small animal medicine.
No application required.

Webb-Jenkins Veterinary Travel Scholarship in the School of Veterinary Science       

Open to: Domestic student enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) program
Applications due: Semester 2
Application form: Here

Zoetis Rural Practice Rotation Award        

Open to: Final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon) students
Awarded on: Highest combined mark for the clinical assessment and clinical viva.
No application required.

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Postgraduate scholarships

Daniel Walker McLeod Bursary

Purpose: The purpose of the scholarship is to support students undertaking postgraduate studies in the field of veterinary science.
Applications due: Semester 2
Application form: Here

Dr David Galbraith Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Companion Animal Health

Purpose: The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support meritorious students to pursue postgraduate research to improve the health and quality of life of feline and canine companion animals.

Fred Z Eager Research Prize in Veterinary Science

Purpose: To provide a prize to encourage research in Veterinary Science within the University of Queensland.
Applications due: Semester 2
Application form: Here

Jester Research Scholarship in Veterinary Science

Purpose: The Scholarship is open to current or future male domestic (i.e. Australian and New Zealand) PhD/MPhil candidates in the field of veterinary science. The Scholarship provides a stipend of AUD$30,000 per annum tax free for three years, with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.

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Other scholarships and events

UQ Summer and Winter Research program

Applications for the 2021 UQ Winter Research program scholarships have closed.

Find out more about summer and winter research.

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External scholarships

Apiam Animal Health New Horizons Clinical Placement Scholarship

Purpose: Financial assistance to a veterinary student for final year clinical placements undertaken in 2021 in terms of travel and accommodation expenses associated with undertaking clinical placement in an Apiam clinic.

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Testimonial

“The Webb-Jenkins Veterinary Travel Scholarship allowed me to complete some of my placements at incredible places. Firstly, I went to the Hunter Valley where I got to immerse myself in the everyday activities of a thoroughbred stud. I got to observe everything from pregnancy testing mares, diagnosing rattles in a foal to stallions serving mares. I got to spend time with one of the best racehorses in history, Black Caviar, and her foal.

“South to Nowra where family friends own and operate a robotics dairy farm. To me, this was the forefront of technology, making it possible to milk cows 24 hours, 7 days a week, as well as keeping track of cell count and distance walked individually. The facility allowed for the cattle to be cycled through four different pastures each day, including time on the feed pad for their silage ration. The robots enabled the cattle to choose when they wanted to be milked therefore being more comfortable and relaxed. Cattle were also able to be drafted into a ‘sick pen’ enabling the farmer to check for things such as mastitis, coming on season, or ready to be dried off.

“The Webb-­Jenkins scholarship made it possible for me to experience these amazing opportunities that I otherwise would not have been able to encounter.”

– Emily Lukas, Webb-Jenkins Veterinary Travel Scholarship recipient