National Merit Scholarship

Overview

The National Merit Scholarship rewards academic excellence in secondary school studies and provide assistance with costs related to tertiary studies.

Field of study

University wide

Eligibility

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or Permanent Humantarian Visa.
  • Completed Year 12 or equivalent in 2018 or; completed Year 12 or equivalent in 2017(A gap year of up to 12 months for the purpose of travel and/or work will not impact on eligibility for this scholarship)  
  • Have not enrolled in a tertiary program
  • Have put at least one ANU program as a first, second or third preference when applying for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT).

You do not need to:

  • restrict your program choice
  • be interviewed for scholarship selection
  • send your Resume/CV.

Selection basis

An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score between 99.75 to 99.85 or equivalent (no bonus points).

Benefits

The scholarships offers a stipend of $6,500 per annum paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for up to 5 years.

How to apply

No application is required. All eligible applicants with ANU as a first, second or third preference when applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT) will be automatically considered.