Prestigious scholarships

Supporting your future

Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU, or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation. From recognition of academic achievements or athletic performance, to support for unique challenges and experiences, ANU has scholarships for you.

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The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale University and other world-renowned partner universities including ANU. The Fox International Fellowship Program aims to identify and contribute to the education of outstanding students and identify "citizen scholar ambassadors" who, by virtue of their academic and extracurricular record, can be expected in the future to participate in guiding the world toward a more peaceful order.

A 'citizen scholar ambassador' is a student whose research furthers the goal of the fellowship to expand and sustain global civic discourse and who possesses both the ability to communicate with a wider audience and the potential to become a leader in or out of academia. Due to this, the Fox International Fellowship is awarded on account of both the research proposal and the personal leadership qualities of the candidate.

The Fox Fellowship is a tremendous opportunity to engage in independent research at Yale University, audit classes, attend workshops, network with academics working in your field and join a vibrant Fox Fellowship alumni/ae group.

Each year one candidate from ANU is sent to reside at Yale and one or more Yale candidates attend the ANU.

Fox International Fellows undertake an independent research project for an academic year in one of the following areas:

  • Social sciences including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology and geography.
  • Humanities disciplines including philosophy, history and law.

The Fox International Fellowship period is ten months, beginning in mid-August 2023 and ending on 31 May 2024.

Value:  Knox Fellowships include tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend

The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships were established at Harvard University in 1945 by a gift from Annie Reid Knox, wife of the late Frank Knox, who served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy in the 1940s. Frank Knox believed that strong ties between the United States and the British Commonwealth were essential to international peace. The Knox Memorial Fellowship program promotes this legacy through scholarly exchange, in part by providing fellowships to students from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom who wish to conduct graduate study at Harvard University. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character and potential for leadership in their field.


Value:  Scholarship amounts vary according to the length and type of scholarship, but a typical post-graduate scholarship is valued at $40,000.

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in a bi-lateral academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life in the United States of America, and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.

A Fulbright Award is more than a Scholarship - it is, in the words of Senator Fulbright, a means of fostering "leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures... It is a modest program with an immodest aim-the achievement in international affairs of a regime more civilized, rational and humane than the empty system of power of the past."

Value:  As mentioned in the offer letter
Applications closed. Next round of applications to open in December 2023.


The Gowrie Bursary derives from a fund that was set up in 1943 to maintain research scholarships in perpetual memory of those Australian men and women who gave their lives for their country in the Second World War.

The bursary is targeted at those who are serving or have served in the Australian Armed Forces and their lineal descendants, particularly those for whom its relatively small monetary value will make a real difference.

Value:$75,000 per annum  10 - 20 on offer

The John Monash Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with postgraduate study at the world's best universities. The Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, academic field of study or choice of university, with successful applicants having demonstrated excellence in their field, leadership potential and a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia. The John Monash Scholarships are proudly supported by the Australian Government, private sector organisations, universities and individuals.

In memory of the late Mr Neville Bonner AO, the first Indigenous Member of Federal Parliament
Value:  Approximately $28,854 per annum
Applications closed. Next round of applications to open in January 2024.

A prestigious national scholarship for Indigenous students to study honours in political science at ANY Australian university.

Neville Bonner's life is a study not only of courage, conscience and compassion in the face of extraordinary adversity, but also of personal and national reconciliation.

Established in the year 2000 by the Federal Government, The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship is Australia's most prestigious scholarship for Indigenous Australians to study Honours in Political Science (or related subjects) at any recognised Australian university. One Neville Bonner Scholarship may be awarded each year.

Political Science may be broadly interpreted to include such subjects as government, political geography, political history, political anthropology and political economics. The Selection Committee may also consider application from other subject areas (consistent with the broad aim of the Scholarship) where there is a political component to the proposed thesis.

Value:  Up to $15,000 per annum
Applications due 22 February 2023, 23:59 AEDT.

The Oxford Australia Fund was initiated to endow scholarships each year for academically top Australian graduates to go to Oxford University for study and research.

The first scholarships were established at the Australian National University in connection with the Campaign for Oxford 1993, with donations from Australian Oxford alumni and then with a large benefaction from the late Mr James Fairfax AC. Since 1998, this Fund has awarded scholarships to ninety-eight Australian graduates.


The Australian National University (ANU) has been invited to nominate up to three Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates for the 2023-2024 round of the Oxford PhD Exchange (ANU to Oxford University).

The Oxford PhD Exchange is a graduate candidate exchange program between Oxford University and the ANU. The exchange aims to enable excellent PhD scholars to enrich their research in an international setting.

The 2023-2024 round of the Oxford PhD Exchange (ANU to Oxford University) is a tremendous opportunity for ANU Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates to engage in independent research at Oxford University, audit classes, attend workshops and, network with academics working in their field. This opportunity is open to all disciplines.

Applicants can apply for an exchange period of one academic year, or one or two academic terms.

Applicants for this exchange should be aware that first term at Oxford is from October-December 2023, second term is from January-March 2024 and third term is from April-June 2024.

Value:  Up to USD60,000 paid as a one-off payment

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. 

Value:  Up to $90,000, payments made for up to 3 years

The Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships were established through the generosity of the founder of the Ramsay Centre, Mr Paul Ramsay. 

Scholarships are open annually to Australian citizens to pursue postgraduate study abroad. The aim of the scholarships is to enable coursework and/or research to be undertaken at the world's best universities and colleges for up to two years (and in select cases up to three years). Levels of support for tuition and living costs are fully competitive with such prestigious awards as the General Sir John Monash, Commonwealth, Rhodes and Fulbright Scholarships.


Selection Criteria

The Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships are open for all Australian citizens and permanent residents. Ramsay scholars will be selected on the basis of:
  • Strength of character, leadership qualities, and commitment to serve others as demonstrated by their contribution to the community, public debate or professional involvement.
  • Outstanding academic achievement, and breadth and depth of intellectual vision.
  • Commitment to advancing a richer and deeper understanding of our civilisation through studies related to its history, philosophy, legal and political systems, religious beliefs and practices, literature and languages, science and social sciences, music, art and architecture.
Value:  Tuition, Room & Board, Stipend & more

Schwarzman Scholars is an unparalleled graduate program for the next generation of young leaders, anchored in a fully-funded 10-month Master's Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing's Tsinghua University. The experience encompasses unique opportunities in and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, opportunities to engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and visiting speakers, optional internships, career development, and travel seminars around China. Scholars will learn from world-class faculty and guest speakers about the China's importance on the global stage through a rigorous and dynamic core curriculum. Schwarzman Scholars prepares young leaders for a globally interconnected future and for careers in which they will join a growing alumni network of leaders who are working to build mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world. 

Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students' understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders that will build strong ties between China and the rest of the world.

For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Value:  Continuation of APS Salary, plus up to $40,000 international travel stipend, as well as professional development fund of up to $5,000 over the course of the scholarship

The Sir Roland Wilson (SRW) Foundation PhD scholarship provides high performing Australian Public Service (APS) employees a 3-year, full pay scholarship at ANU, to undertake research on topics of national significance.

Value:  Scholars continue to receive their APS agency salary

The Sir Roland Wilson (SRW) Foundation Pat Turner scholarship (Coursework) provides high performing Indigenous Australian Public Service (APS) employees a 1-2-year full pay scholarship at ANU to undertake a postgraduate coursework program.

Open all year
Value:  Tuition Fees, monthly stipend, travel grants

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford University. 

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Value:  Fees paid, monthly stipend, travel expenses

Each year, nine Rhodes Scholarships are available for outstanding Australians to study at the University of Oxford. Of the nine scholarships available each year in Australia, each state offers one Scholarship that is awarded by a selection committee of seven members based in the state. In addition, there are three Australia-at-Large Scholarships awarded by a selection committee based in Canberra. This selection committee will consider applicants from the ACT and Northern Territory ('the Territories'), as well as those candidates nominated by state selection committees. Please note that applicants cannot apply directly to Australia-at-Large.

About 100 Rhodes Scholars are selected from around 60 nominated countries around the world every year, with two Global Scholars selected from any other country.  There are now over 5,000 Rhodes Scholars worldwide, and alumni connections are growing.

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship valued up to $120,000 each
Value:  Up to $120,000 paid over 2-3 years

This scholarship was established by the Westpac Scholars Trust as part of Westpac's 200th anniversary celebrations, which was officially commemorated in 2017.
The scholarship is awarded to postgraduate students who are undertaking a Master by coursework or research or a PhD at one of nine participating world-class universities - which include ANU.  In addition to demonstrating academic excellence in their own field of study, Westpac Future Leader Scholars will have the desire and potential to become leaders, inspire others and build collaborative networks across disciplines, and have a vision to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Australia.

Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia's future in one of the Trust's four focus areas:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties
  • Enabling positive social change
  • Creating a more sustainable future

There are two scholarships available to prospective ANU students.


The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • up to $120,000 in scholarship funding over 2-3 years to cover costs including course fees, living expenses, learning experiences and travel expenses.
  • a bespoke Leadership Development Program designed to foster the potential of emerging leaders by building on your unique strengths and developing capabilities for success. It includes two residentials during the nine-month program.
  • the opportunity to add a global context to your education, with tailored international experiences of up to six months.
  • lifelong membership of the W100 Scholars Network - a diverse and growing community of inspiring Aussies ready to collaborate, challenge and offer support. Plus, hard-to-access networking and professional development opportunities.
  • attendance at the Westpac Scholars Summit in Sydney.