The Australian National University is a public research university located in the Australian capital of Canberra in Australia. Founded in 1946, the university has expanded from one of the more recent additions to the Australian higher education system to one of the best universities in Australia. It has consistently been ranked as the No. 1 university in Australia, No. 1 in the Southern Hemisphere as well as among the top 35 universities in the world based on the QS rankings. The campus is based in Acton, Canberra and is academically comprised of seven teaching and research colleges.
The university has grown into an elite institute of higher education providing education for more than 20,900 students. It has a strong international student community and the university itself has been ranked among the top 10 international universities in Australia. In terms of academic studies, ANU’s key academic strengths lie in the fields of geography, philosophy, politics, economics and anthropology although its other academic fields are equally dominant. The prestige of the university has led it to producing world-class alumni that include a range of Nobel laureates, Rhodes Scholars and high ranking government officials.
This article lists some of the key scholarships for Australian National University. Additionally, students should examine the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Prospectuses for information on admission into the university.
Undergraduate Australian National University Scholarships
- Australian National University Undergraduate Funding Page
- Types of Scholarships: University scholarships, departmental fellowships, student loans
1. ANU Chancellor’s International Scholarships
One of the newly established fellowships is the Chancellor’s International Scholarship program of the Australian National University. This program was created with the aim of attracting international students who showcase outstanding academic caliber and research qualities.
This is one of the few Australian National University scholarship programs that are awarded jointly to undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. As such, the university is able to offer up to 200 scholarships of this program on an annual basis. In the case of international undergraduate students, around 45 scholarships are awarded.
The benefits of the scholarship will vary depending on the category of the study (level of study and origin of the student). For undergraduate students, the scholarship value goes up to AUD 25,000.
The award is available for prospective students who are originally international students, have received an offer of admission to study at ANU for a coursework program, are of self-funded purpose. Additionally, there are region-specific requirements that can be found on the scholarship website.
There is no alternative application process. Students are automatically considered for the scholarship alongside their application for admission to the university and after receiving an offer. Selection of successful candidates will be made based on meeting the academic criteria as well as academic merit.
2. ANU Global Diversity Scholarships
ANU is one of the most international universities in Australia. As means of increasing its status as a hub for foreign students, the university established the Global Diversity scholarship program. On an annual basis, Australian National University confers these scholarships (which amount to around 100 scholarships per year), in order to attract more students from diverse areas of the world.
For the 2021 scholarship year, the total award of the scholarship includes a package of up to $18,750 per year that is tenable for a period of four years subject to satisfactory academic progress.
The award is available for students who are defined on an overseas/foreign status. Students should additionally be originating from a country listed on the ANU Targeted Diversity Source regions. Finally, students should have received an offer to study a pathway program at ANU and can study under any discipline of their preference.
Applicants need not submit an alternative application for this ANU scholarship. Once applied for admission, students are automatically considered for the scholarship after meeting the initial eligibility criteria and for further showing high academic merit. Further information can be found on the scholarship website.
3. ANU Humanitarian Scholarship
The ANU Humanitarian Awards are another scholarship program that is more unique to the university in its consideration of student admissions. These scholarships are mostly awarded in the form of financial support to improve access to education for students who are originally from a refugee background.
The financial award of the package includes an annual stipend that is typically awarded in the form of installments during each semester. Further details regarding these stipends can be found on the scholarship website.
This Australian National University scholarship award is available to students who are not citizens of Australia or any kind of associated permanent resident status. Students should be on a temporary protection visa, a safe haven enterprise visa or be an asylum seeker. Finally, students should have also received an offer of admission to the university.
Applications are made via the University Admissions Center with the deadline on the 12th of January 2021 for the 2021 admissions cycle. Further updates on the application process can be accessed on the scholarship website.
Postgraduate Australian National University Scholarships
Types of Scholarships: university scholarships, departmental/collegiate scholarships, private organization scholarships
1. ANU Master of Philosophy Scholarship
The ANU Master of Philosophy scholarships are operated on a departmental/collegiate level and are awarded by individual academic colleges. These are similar to PhD scholarships in the sense that they are offered in the format of stipends to prospective MPhil candidates who are due to study the respective program on a full-time level.
The Australian National University financial awards include stipends that provide travel and removal allowances for research students, thesis allowances and dependent child allowances.
Scholarships are open to students from both domestic and international level. Students should additionally have achieved a minimum of a Second upper class degree for undergraduate studies, although based on the competitive nature of the scholarship, a first class is more favourable. The scholarship is only offered to students due to study an MPhil research program at ANU.
Students due to study an MPhil research program.
No separate application is required as students are automatically considered for the scholarship once they meet the eligibility criteria. Further information can be accessed on the scholarship website.
2. ANU PhD Scholarships
Among the numerous graduate scholarships offered to students by the university, ANU offers a wide variety of PhD scholarships for prospective postgraduates. Funded by each of the colleges of ANU, these scholarships include stipends that are awarded to recipients who are due to study a PhD on a full-time basis. International students are required to enrol full-time and not in part-time study.
The benefits of the award include travel and removal allowances based on the situation of the student, paid leave on respective circumstances, thesis allowances and dependent child allowance.
This ANU scholarship is awarded to potential as well as current PhD students who are either international or domestic in fee-paying status. As a minimum requirement, students should have an undergraduate qualification with first-class honours or a preferential Master’s degree qualification.
Students due to study or currently studying a PhD program.
There is no separate application for this scholarship program. All eligible candidates for a PhD program who meet the eligibility criteria will be automatically considered. Further information regarding the application process is available on the scholarship website.
3. Chappell & White PhD Scholarships
One of the more unique departmental scholarships of ANU include the Chappell and White PhD fellowships. Awarded to students conducting PhD studies, these Australian National University scholarships are operated by the Research School of Earth Sciences and is only offered every 3 years. The program was established in order to provide support for students of high academic caliber who are interested in pursuing research in the field of petrology.
The stipend includes an award of AUD 28,092 per academic year. It also provides thesis reimbursement, travel allowances, health coverage for international students and other requirements based on the candidate.
The award is provided to a prospective student and runs every 3 years. The student can be a domestic or international applicant who is enrolled or due to be conducting research for a PhD program in the field of petrology. A minimum first class undergraduate qualification is a mandatory pre-requisite.
Students due to be studying an Earth Sciences PhD in petrology.
Applications are forwarded to the Research School of Earth Sciences. The relevant details of the process will be advertised on the scholarship page so prospective applicants should be sure to constantly check the website for information.
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