Vice-Chancellor's Coursework Travel Bursary - Access and Equity

The Vice-Chancellor provides funding through ANU Global Programs to assist coursework students who meet specified criteria to facilitate learning abroad, enrich their academic experience and enable them to undertake approved periods of overseas short-term and semester study.

Students who meet the approved criteria outlined below may apply or be automatically considered where specified for a VC Coursework Travel Grant/Bursary of up to the specified amount.

To be eligible for support, students must be enrolled in a bachelor, Juris Doctor or master by coursework program and otherwise meet the specific eligibility requirements referenced under each funding category.

Where applications are necessary, these must be lodged and approved before the activity is undertaken.

Access and Equity Bursaries

Students who can demonstrate financial need who are registered with ANU under one of the categories below may be eligible for a bursary of up to AUD $7,000 for semester length study or Year in Asia, and up to AUD $3,000 for short course programs.

In order to be considered for an Access and Equity Bursary, students must:

  • be an Australian domestic student; and
  • be financially disadvantaged (confirmed through provision of a Centrelink Income Statement. For students who do not receive Centrelink, a parent's Centrelink Income Statement will also be considered).

This may include students that also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (confirmed with the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre)
  • have a long-term health condition or disability and be registered with ANU Access and Inclusion
  • be a recognised primary carer of a person with a disability and be registered with ANU Access and Inclusion
  • be a holder of refugee status/Australian humanitarian visa
  • be from a regional and remote background (confirmed through the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (AGSS) Remoteness Areas Classification 2011)
  • be the first in family to attend university (determined by information provided at enrolment) 

Amounts will be determined according to destination, forecasted expenses and the overall VC Coursework Travel Grant/Bursary budget for that period. Students who have already received a VC Travel Bursary under the Access and Equity category are not eligible to receive a second bursary.

Applications will be accepted twice per year for semester length, Year in Asia and short course programs. Only students who have not yet started their learning abroad experience are eligible to apply. Students who have yet to receive their program applications outcome can provide their acceptance letter after application deadline by contacting ANU Global Programs.

Applications for the Trans-Tasman exchange bubble in Semester 2, 2021 will open Tuesday, 1 June 2021 - Thursday, 10 June 2021. Once applications close, outcomes are expected to be advised within two weeks.


Any enquiries regarding the equity assessment can be directed to Access and Inclusion at All other enquiries should be directed to Global Programs at