Australian Excellence Scholarship


Each year the Australian National University offers an award known as the Australian Excellence Scholarship to acknowledge the achievement of and provide financial support to students achieving the highest ANU selection rank or ATAR in each Australian state and territory.

Field of study

Any Discipline


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

  • is a domestic student;
  • receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate degree program offered by the University;
  • is placed in the top three applicants in their state or territory based on their ANU selection rank or ATAR.


The scholarship provides a stipend of $12,500 per annum for up to 5 years.  The scholarship will be paid at the beginning of each semester.

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.