Love Scholarship


Each year the University may award scholarships known as the ANU Love Scholarships ("the Scholarship"). 

The Love Scholarships offer a helping hand to students who have faced life circumstances that pose a serious and sustained challenge to their ability to participate in university studies. The Love  scholarships are a flagship scholarship program at ANU, promoting and supporting equity and diversity at the University.

The objective of the award is to help a student who is dedicated, has high ethics, is resilient, has met roadblocks during their life and will be able to move forward and shine as a result of being awarded the Love Scholarship.

Funding for this award has been provided by the late Emeritus Professor John Love.Professor Love established the Love Scholarship during his lifetime, with the first scholarships awarded in 2015. Following his death, Professor Love endowed the scholarships in perpetuity with a generous bequest to ANU.


Field of study

Any Discipline


The Scholarship shall be available for award each year to a new ANU student who:

  • is an Australian citizen or holds an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • is a current school leaver; and
  • is eligible for EAS bonus points; and
  • achieves an ATAR of 95 or higher - including any National Access Scheme (NAS) bonus points.


Selection will be made on the basis of application and academic merit.


The scholarship is valued at up to $50,000 over up to 5 years.  The scholarship will be paid as per the schedule below:

Year 1 $15,000
Year 2 $12,500
Year 3 $10,000
Year 4 $7,500
Year 5 $5,000

How to apply

To be considered for the award applicants must:

  • Apply for admission through the ANU Admission Scholarship and Accommodation (ASA) Application System
  • Select to be considered for scholarships and 'all eligible scholarships'
  • Answer the four scholarship questions in the ASA Application.
  • Provide the name and contact details of at least one referee.

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.