International House is committed to ensuring that International House is accessible to deserving students, regardless of their personal circumstances. IH Equity Scholarships are awarded to help disadvantaged undergraduate students with costs associated with residential accommodation. The IH Equity Scholarship is generally awarded to residents impacted with multiple disadvantages, including.

  • demonstrated financial hardship
  • relocating from regional and rural Australia
  • first in a family to attend university
  • hampered by disadvantages beyond their control.
  • low socio-economic background, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments such as ABSTUDY, Austudy, Youth Allowance, Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension

Students who have experienced educational disadvantage, who are from rural and remote locations, or are marginalised in some way now have an equal opportunity to live and learn at International House. Meeting the scholarship eligibility criteria doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be awarded a scholarship. There are a limited number of Equity Scholarships and there are more applicants than scholarships.  As part of a competitive application process, applicants are ranked against eligibility criteria and institutions award scholarships to applicants who best meet that eligibility criteria. If you’re unsuccessful it doesn’t mean that you’re not in need; rather, it means that there are other applicants who’ve been assessed as being in greater need.



The scholarship will have a maximum value of $2,500, which will be paid as a reduction in International House college fees.



To be eligible applicants must:

  • have applied to be a commencing resident/resident of International House
  • be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate university program
  • be able to participate in a selection panel interview
  • not be in receipt of any other Equity Award from another institution or university
  • remain enrolled in full-time study for Semester 1 and Semester 2 in the year of Award
  • remain a resident of International House for Semester 1 and Semester 2 in the year of Award
  • maintain a GPA of 4.5 or above for Semester 1 and Semester 2 in the year of Award

Selection criteria

Applicants are reviewed on:

  • financial hardship
  • marginalised background
  • adversity, educational disadvantage
  • personal medical conditions, disabilities or special needs

How to apply

Applicants should provide:

  • documents to prove financial hardship
  • submit a personal statement (one A4 page maximum) outlining financial need, and/or disadvantage, and/or personal circumstances for which you believe you meet the criteria for this Award.
  • submit a personal statement outlining aspirations and career goals for the future, and why staying at International House with the support of an Equity Scholarship will help you achieve these.


Print and forward the application and all supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential Award Application
Advancement Director
International House
1/5 Rock Street

Email: ihfoundation@inthouse.uq.edu.au

Closing date

Applications must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 15 February 2019.

Further information

Please direct all enquiries regarding the IH Award Program to:

Symantha Liu
Advancement Director
E: advancementdirector@inthouse.uq.edu.au
P: 07 3721 2485
M: 0438 424 261