RSFAS Introduction to Actuarial Science Merit Scholarship

Overview

Each year the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics ("RSFAS") may award up to 5 RSFAS Introduction to Actuarial Science Merit Scholarships.

The objective of the award is to encourage students who are considering an actuarial career to engage in the "Introduction to Actuarial Science" massive open online course (MOOC). The award acknowledges the high academic quality of students and aims to meet the RSFAS goal of attracting enrolment into the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies.

Field of study

Actuarial Studies

Eligibility

The award is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:

  • Is a domestic student;
  • Has completed a Year 12 qualification in Australia;
  • Has received an approved Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or ENTER score and applied for admission to the ANU through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) during the intake this award is being offered;
  • Has achieved a pass mark in the "Introduction to Actuarial Science" MOOC as defined in the MOOC; and
  • Has been granted entry into the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics during the intake this award is being offered.

Selection

Selection is made on the basis of academic merit. Students will be ranked according to their ATAR/ENTER score. Unadjusted scores will be used for the purposes of ranking. UAC equivalency tables will be used for comparison of scores.  Other factors such as "Introduction to Actuarial Science" MOOC results may also be taken into account.

Benefits

The Scholarship is valued at $10,000.  The award will be paid in two equal instalments, the first instalment after the Census Date following commencement of program, and second instalment after completion of 48 units in the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies.

Please note: The Scholarship does not cover any necessary admissions and deposit fees, the payment of reading and study materials, living expenses, accommodation or any other costs associated with studying.

How to apply

Applications opening soon.

Further information

The award will be offered in semester 1 only