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Special admissions scheme for undergraduate law


This scheme seeks to enhance educational outcomes for applicants from an educationally disadvantaged and/or culturally diverse background.

    Who is eligible?

    The scheme is open to Australian citizens, or humanitarian visa holders, who are currently in Year 12 (or taking a gap year) and haven't previously studied at university (bachelor level or above).

    To be eligible for the special admissions scheme, you will need to either:

    • have experienced educational disadvantage through your schooling,
    • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, or
    • be the first in your immediate family to attend university. 

    In addition you must also:

    • meet the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program, and
    • achieve a minimum QTAC selection rank of 90 (excluding bonus points).

    How to apply

    To successfully apply for the special admissions scheme, you must follow three steps:

    1. Apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) through QTAC (or a law dual degree) as a first or second preference.
    2. Apply for QTAC's Educational Access Scheme.
    3. Send an online Special Admissions Scheme application to UQ.

    Applications must be lodged no later than Friday, 8 September 2017 for 2018 entry.

    Other scholarships

    We also encourage you to apply for the TC Beirne School of Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship offers:

    • $7000 per year for up to five years to help with living and study expenses
    • a dedicated academic mentor
    • a support network through non-residential membership of a UQ college
    • priority access to internships and career planning assistance.

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