National University Scholarship


The National University Scholarship aims reward academic excellence in secondary school studies by providing assistance with living costs and other expenses related to tertiary studies.


The Award is available to a prospective ANU student who:

  • is a domestic student; 
  • completed Year 12 or equivalent in 2022 or 2021 (a gap year of up to 12 months for the purpose of travel and/or work will not impact on eligibility for this scholarship);
  • applies for admission to an undergraduate degree program offered by the University via the ANU Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application System or has ANU listed as a top 3 preference when applying for admission to the University via the University Admissions Centre (UAC); and 
  • receives an ATAR of 99.90 or above (no adjustment factors) or equivalent; and
  • has not enrolled in any undergraduate degree program prior to commencing at the University


The scholarships offer a stipend of $12,500 per annum paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for up to 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.

Applicants who have put at least one ANU program as a first, second or third preference when applying for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT) will also be considered.

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.

Further information

All eligible students who obtain the required ATAR score or equivalent will be made an offer (no bonus points).