The ANU National Security Policy Scholarship


The objectives of the The ANU National Security Policy Scholarship are to foster domestic talent in national security policy and attract high quality applicants who may otherwise have been excluded due to financial constraints and who can demonstrate long-term commitment to a career in national security in either the public service or policy research.

Funding for this Award has been provided by the College.

Field of study

National Security Policy


The Award is available each year to a commencing ANU student who is a domestic student; and receives an offer of admission to the Master of National Security Policy; and can demonstrate financial hardship.


Domestic recipients will receive a 50% tuition scholarship.
A recipient of the Award is responsible for making payment of all remaining tuition and non-tuition fees by the prescribed date as set out by the University each session. Recipients are also responsible for the costs of books, study materials, accommodation and all other costs of study.

How to apply

As well as applying for admission to the Master of National Security Policy, applicants must:
  • Complete the application form
  • Attach a statement of aims of no more than 500 words to support their application
  • A current Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 pages attached as part of the application
  • Two (2) academic written references.
The references must be "closed envelope" references are to be sent directly from the referee to the Senior Student Engagement Coordinator, at  prior to the closing date.
The statement of claims should address the following questions:
  1. What are your reasons for undertaking the Master of National Security Policy?
  2. What are your long-term objectives and how will the degree help you achieve them?
  3. How do your circumstances align with the selection criteria listed in the conditions of award?