Postgraduate commonwealth supported places

Overview

Postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are very limited in number and highly competitive. There is no application process for a CSP as domestic students who have received an offer of admission to a CSP-eligible postgraduate program are automatically considered prior to commencement each semester.

A CSP costs the equivalent of undergraduate fees for eligible graduate coursework programs. Information on Commonwealth Supported fee amounts is available here.

Eligibility

To be considered for a CSP, admissions offer holders must:

  • be a domestic student (i.e. Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or holder of a humanitarian visa);
  • receive and accept an admissions offer to commence in 2023 in an eligible masters program listed below.

Masters Programs

The following ANU masters programs are eligible for CSPs in 2023.

Master of Clinical Psychology 
Master of Science Communication 
Master of Science (Advanced)
Master of Biotechnology (Advanced)
Master of Energy Change (Advanced)
Master of Earth Science (Advanced)
Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)
Master of Environment (Advanced)
Master of Forestry (Advanced)
Juris Doctor 
Master of Professional Psychology 
Master of Public Health (Advanced)
Master of Neuroscience (Advanced)
Master of Culture, Health and Medicine (Advanced)
Master of Clinical Psychology
Master of Computing 
Master of Engineering 
Master of Applied Cybernetics
 
Selection for CSPs is based solely on academic merit, which is the GPA of the qualification used to determine a student's admission into one of the above ANU programs.
 
Eligible applicants will be assessed and considered for a CSP in January 2023. Only applicants who have been successful in securing a CSP will be notified via email.
 

Conditions

Recipients are expected to take up the CSP in the semester for which it was offered. Requests to defer a CSP will not be considered. 

If a recipient withdraws from their program or changes to a different program, the CSP is forfeited.

Further Information

From 1 January 2021, new higher education students will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) in order to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) or Commonwealth financial assistance HECS-HELPFEE-HELP and OS-HELP.

For more information, please visit - Unique Student Identifier