R.G. Menzies Scholarship to Harvard


Applications are now closed for 2023. Next round of applications to open in December 2023.

Established in 1967 by the Harvard Club of Australia, the scholarship honours a great Australian Statesman and furthers Australian/ American relations.  

Awarded in partnership with The Harvard Club of Australia and The Australian National University, the scholarship program is administered by the ANU for postgraduate study at Harvard University in the United States.

The RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard is awarded annually to at least two talented Australians who have gained admission to a Harvard graduate school. The ideal candidates for the Scholarship are Australians whose primary objective, after completing their studies at Harvard, is to make a significant contribution to Australia's development.

Receiving an R.G. Menzies Scholarship places the scholar in elite company. Previous winners have achieved outstanding progress and recognition in their chosen fields, making major contributions to Australia. Accordingly, all scholars are actively encouraged to support and assist in furthering the objectives of the R.G. Menzies Scholarships throughout their careers. 

Field of study

Any Discipline


The Award is available each year to an applicant who:
  1. is a graduate with a bachelor degree from an Australian University or other recognised Australian tertiary institution; and
  2. is a graduate with Honours (or equivalent) from an Australian University or other recognised Australian tertiary institution; and
  3. is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident, and normally resides in Australia; and
  4. intends to return to Australia after the completion of their studies at Harvard; or 
  5. intends to directly represent Australia overseas; and
  6. has not commenced or previously undertaken a postgraduate degree course at a United States university; and 
  7. has applied for, and/or has been admitted to, a full-time residential postgraduate degree program (excluding PhD programs) at Harvard University; and
  8. intends to attend their Harvard University program in person; and
  9. must not have accepted another major scholarship of more than 50% of the value of the Award. Such scholarships include, but are not limited to, Fulbright, Frank Knox, Ramsay and Monash awards.


The scholarship is valued at up to USD $60,000.

Further information

For any future assistance or query regarding the application process, please contact: philanthropic.scholarships@anu.edu.au.