Scholarships and prizes
We offer a range of scholarships to support you through your studies.
Our scholarships reward excellence, relieve financial stress and provide networking opportunities that improve employment prospects.
Law and justice students also receive sponsored awards for academic performance and community involvement.
More than money
'The Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship provided me with networking opportunities which lead to job prospects.
So it's really not only the monetary reward that matters when applying for scholarships, you never know what else you may receive.'
New Colombo Scholarships
Law student Tess Van Geelen received her New Colombo Plan Scholarship from Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. Tess will use her scholarship to investigate environmental law issues in China and Mongolia.
Five law and justice students were awarded the highly competitive New Colombo Plan scholarships in 2017 and 2018.
Learning Potential Fund
'I hope to be a successful solicitor who works for the greater good.
Coming from a rural and isolated area, I am a big believer in making the most of every opportunity.
Without the Learning Potential Fund, I would not have been able to come to university and work toward my dream.'
At our annual Prize Ceremony, we celebrate our students' achievements and community engagement.
Students also have the opportunity to meet our law and justice prize sponsors.Jack Nolan (pictured) received the 2018 Tom Cain Trophy for Outstanding Achievement.
The Faculty of Law Deans' List is another way in which we recognise students who achieve academic excellence.
We offer a number of peer mentoring programs, where experienced students help others with their study and legal practice skills.These include:
- LLB Help Me program, which provides regular drop-in sessions, virtual chats, workshops and events
- Justice Mentor Program (JuMP), with drop-in and online options and an intensive mentoring program.
Our Low Income Contact Officer assists students who are experiencing financial hardship with textbook loans, computers, subsidies for placements and photocopy cards.
Our specialist librarians are available to assist with your law and justice research.
QUT Law Society
The QUT Law Society Inc. (QUTLS) is a student-run volunteer society that seeks to holistically enhance the university experience. Our activities include:
- events that connect members and the profession
- competitions to develop practical skills
- sports and health initiatives
- publications and media
- social events.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support
We provide a range of ongoing support and assistance in a culturally supportive environment through our Indigenous Project Officer. We host academic, cultural and social activities throughout the year, including a specialised orientation program.
Working closely with the Oodgeroo Unit, we can connect you with the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal and justice community, employers and organisations who offer tailored programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law and justice students.