National Security Policy Scholarship

Overview

The National Security College may award partial tuition scholarships known as the National Security College Entry Scholarships.The Scholarships are available for eligible students who receive an offer of admission to a Master of National Security Policy or Master of National Security Policy (Advanced), and are seeking admission for the first time. The awards are competitive, and are based on academic merit.

Field of study

National Security Policy

Eligibility

The Scholarship shall be awarded in three (3) divisions:

Division 1: Employees of the Australian Government Public Service, or State and Territory equivalents who have received an offer of admission from the National Security College.

Division 2: Other Domestic students who have received an offer of admission from the National Security College.

Division 3: International students who have received an offer of admission from the National Security College.

The Scholarship shall be available to an applicant who:

For Division 1: is an employee of the Commonwealth or a State/Territory and has completed a Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum of Distinction average or above and has been offered admission to the Master of National Security Policy or Master of National Security Policy (Advanced).

For Division 2: is an Australian citizen, a New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and has completed a Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum of Distinction average or above and has been offered admission to the Master of National Security Policy or Master of National Security Policy (Advanced).

For Division 3: is an international student and has completed a Bachelor degree with Honours or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum of Distinction average or above and meets the ANU English language requirements and has been offered admission to the Master of National Security Policy or Master of National Security Policy (Advanced).

Selection

The committee will consider excellence in academic achievement as the key criterion in making its decision. Consideration may also be given to any other factors, such as prior work experience, which the Selection Committee considers to be appropriate and in line with the College’s strategic direction and priorities. For students in employment, the Committee may seek confirmation of employer support for the study.

Benefits

The Scholarship covers the tuition fee for 50 per cent of College courses required to complete the program.

How to apply

Applicants must provide:

  • A statement of aims of no more than 500 words to support their application
  • A current Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 pages
  • Two (2) academic written references.

Further information

Application Dates

  Domestic Applicants International Applicants
Semester 1 1 July - 15 January 1 July - 15 December
Semester 2* 1 March - 30 June 1 Feb - 30 May

*The Scholarship will normally be offered in first semester; however, if not taken up, the College may offer a Scholarship in the second semester of that year.