UQ has a wide range of scholarships, internships and awards available for students in the humanities and social sciences:


We encourage students to undertake internships to enhance your studies and strengthen your employment opportunities. Some of these opportunities become available through the Faculty or Schools, while others are external programs that you can apply for.

Several UQ initiatives were launched in 2013 to offer undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to participate in practical and research-based internships and projects, including:

  • Internships with the RD Milns Antiquities Museum
  • Research placements with the UQ Art Museum and the Queensland Writers Centre
  • Academic research projects across several Humanities and Social Science disciplines
  • Internships with major publishers

Contact your School Office for discipline-specific opportunities

UQ Advantage Award

The UQ Advantage Award is a new program for undergraduate students that combines participation in a range of extra-curricular activities across three core categories and access to a unique symposium series. 

The program provides opportunities that will help you realise your aspirations, become a leader in your chosen field, and make a positive impact on society. 

Dean's Scholars

Each semester, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences identifies and recognises the top 100 undergraduate students who complete a full-time semester study load comprising at least 6 units of study in Humanities and Social Sciences courses. Eligible students will be notified by the Faculty.

A congratulatory event with guest speakers is held to recognise all Dean’s Scholars, and each student will be given a welcome pack containing:

  • certificate of congratulations from the Executive Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty;
  • Some additional information and items.

An honour roll listing the current Dean’s Scholars names will be published on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences webpage.

Dean's Commendations

Dean's Commendations for Academic Excellence recognise students enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate honours programs or study abroad students who have excelled academically - with a minimum semester GPA of 6.6 - and who have shown a strong commitment to their study.
A notation indicating the award of a Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence is made on the recipient's Studies Report and Academic Transcript.