Master of Science (Advanced) in Astronomy and Astrophysics Scholarship

Overview

Each year the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics ("the School") may offer an award known as the Master of Science (Advanced) in Astronomy and Astrophysics Scholarship ("the award"). 

The objective of the award is to support an outstanding domestic or international student to enable them to pursue the Master of Science (Advanced) in Astronomy and Astrophysics, offered by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the ANU College of Science.

Funding for this award has been provided by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
 

Field of study

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Eligibility

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

(a)    is a domestic or international student;

(b)    receives an offer of admission or is currently enrolled in the Master of Science (Advanced) in Astronomy and Astrophysics;

(c)    has achieved a minimum ANU GPA of 5.75/7.0 (or equivalent)*  in their undergraduate degree or completed at least 24 units of a cognate Masters level degree program with a GPA of 5.75/7.0 (or equivalent).  
 
*ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published   admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Benefits

Up to $20,000 ($5,000 per semester) paid over a maximum of two years full-time study.

Payment is made as a lump sum after each semester's census date.

How to apply

Applications for scholarships starting in Semester 1 must be received by 31st January of the respective year.

Applications for scholarships starting Semester 2 must be received by 30th June of the respective year.

Students can download application form and referee form template from the ANU scholarship database for the Master of Science (Advanced) in Astronomy and Astrophysics Scholarship.

Students send an email to rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au containing: 

  • the completed scholarship application form; 
  • a 1 page CV including description of prior research experience; 
  • a copy of all academic transcripts. If the applicant completed an ANU Bachelor degree previously, the transcript is not necessary. 
  • Students contact two referees with the referee template (available on the ANU Scholarship database) and referees send a completed form directly to rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au

Further information

For further information, please contact RSAA Student Administration rsaa.sa@anu.edu.au