Each year the University may offer an ANU Rural and Regional Equity Scholarship with the aim to increase access and provide opportunities for students from regional and remote areas of Australia to attend ANU and to support first year students with accommodation and living costs.
Funding for this award has been provided by a group of ANU undergraduate students from rural and regional Australia. It is the desire of this passionate group of students that the scholarship will enable recipients to engage in all facets of university life, with a genuine desire to give back to the ANU and wider community
- is a domestic student; and
- at the time of application to the University, resides in a remote or regional area as determined by the geographical classification defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard - ASGS 2016; and
- attended their final years of schooling in a regional or rural school (i.e. S01R); and
- is eligible for and receives adjustment factors for financial hardship.
Only applicants who meet all the eligibility criteria will be considered. Selection is made on the basis of the severity of financial hardship experienced. Where there are multiple applicants who are equally ranked on the basis of financial hardship, those applicants will be ranked first by lowest SEIFA and then by most total adjustment factors.
The scholarship provides a stipend of $5000 paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for the first year of the student's undergraduate program.
How to apply
All applicants applying for admission to ANU through the direct Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application will be automatically considered for the award based on them meeting the eligibility criteria and electing to be considered for scholarships.
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.