ANU HDR Fee Merit Scholarship


Each year the Australian National University offers the ANU HDR Fee Merit Scholarship (concurrently with the ANU University Research Scholarship) to support high achieving international HDR students who are conducting research which aligns with the strategic directions of the University.

Field of study



The award will be available each year to a prospective or continuing student who:

  • is an international student enrolling in an accredited HDR course of study at the University; and
  • has also been awarded an ANU University Research Scholarship; and
  • has achieved a minimum of H1 or H1 equivalent in their prior studies.


The scholarship covers:

  • International Student Fees (ISF) for the duration of the award.
  • For recipients who hold a Student Visa (Subclass 500):  Full Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for the program duration, including cover for immediate family.

There are no additional benefits offered under this award.

How to apply

No application is required specifically for this scholarship as all eligible candidates will be considered based upon their application for admission

Further information

In order to be considered for this scholarship in the main round of scholarship offers International students are required to apply for admission by either 15 April or 31 August. 

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to make contact with the relevant Graduate Studies Convener or a prospective supervisor, prior to lodging an application, to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.

Deadlines for scholarship rounds

Scholarship round Closing date Commencement Year
2023 Round 1 International Closing 31 August 2022 2023
2023 Round 1 Domestic Closing 31 October 2022 2023
2023 Round 2 International and Domestic Closing 15 April 2023 2023