National Indigenous University Scholarship


There shall be a number of scholarships available for new indigenous students at ANU known as the National Indigenous University Scholarship. The objectives of the National Indigenous University Scholarship are to acknowledge the academic excellence of Indigenous in secondary school studies and provide assistance with costs related to tertiary studies.

Field of study

University wide


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

  • is a domestic student;
  • identifies and is accepted as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate degree program at the University;
  • has completed their Year 12 or equivalent qualification within the last two years and achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or ANU Selection rank of 95.0 or above (no adjustment factors);
  • has not enrolled in any undergraduate degree program previous to commencing at the University;


Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria.


The scholarship provides a stipend of $12,500 per annum for a maximum of 5 years.

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.