ANU Changing Futures Scholarship


Each year the Australian National University may offer the ANU Changing Futures Scholarship to acknowledge the achievement of, and offer financial support to, applicants who have been shortlisted for an alternative scholarship but who were unsuccessful in that process.


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

  • is a domestic student;
  • is shortlisted for a scholarship but is unsuccessful in the final stage of that Scholarship process;
  • receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate program at the University.


Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria.  Preference will be given to applicants who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

  • Financial hardship;
  • Indigenous Australian;
  • Long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse;
  • Refugee status;
  • Attended the final years of schooling at a low ICSEA school (school below 900);
  • Natural Disasters

Preference may be given to:

  • applicants who qualify for multiple categories as above and/or
  • applicants who are not receiving another award from the University.


The scholarship provides a stipend of $8,000 per annum for up to 3 years paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester.

How to apply

There is no application as students are automatically considered based on them meeting the eligibility criteria or conditions prescribed under the Eligibility section.

When you apply directly to ANU for admission as a domestic undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to be considered for this opportunity within the same application. Other such support options are enlisted on the Direct application scholarships page.