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 and meet one or more of the criteria below may be eligible for an Access and Equity Bursary of up to AUD $5,000 for semester length study/Year in Asia, or up to AUD $1,500 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).
  • Have not previously recieved funding under the Vice Chancellor's Travel Bursary, Access and Equity category.

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

  • 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, criteria met 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 Winter 2024, Semester 2, 2024 exchange and Year in Asia students are now open and will close 12 May 2024. Once applications close, outcomes are expected to be advised within two weeks.


Any enquiries should be directed to Global Programs at

Please note - In consultation with the First Nations portfolio, Global Programs now has funding available through the Vice-Chancellor's Coursework Travel Grant - First Nations Students, to support learning abroad experiences for ANU students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Students will need to register here to ensure they are considered. Please feel free to contact Global Programs for more information.

Eligible students can receive up to a maximum of AUD $10,000 of Vice-Chancellor's Coursework Travel Grants/Bursaries available through Global Programs for their learning abroad program. This amount can be made up of any combination of funding types under the Vice-Chancellor's Coursework Travel Grant/Bursary Scheme.


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