Love Scholarship


Each year the University may award scholarships known as the ANU Love Scholarships ("the Scholarship"). One scholarship, the Love Scholarship for Physics is offered to a student who is studying Science, and intends to do a Physics major, within RSPE. The other two scholarship on offer are open to all prospective ANU students.

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 scholarship is to strengthen educational outcomes for students both in terms of skills development and preparation for further study or employment, improved equity access figures for the University, and raised awareness of the acute disadvantages that some students face in accessing university education.

The Love Scholarships program was generously established by Professor John Love in 2014. The Love Scholarship for Physics is funded by the Research School for Physics and Engineering (RSPE) and runs in parallel with the Love Scholarships.


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.