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About this scholarship


Each year the Australian National University offers  the National Indigenous University Scholarship with the aim of acknowledging the academic excellence of Indigenous students in secondary school studies and provide assistance with costs related to tertiary studies.



$ 12,500

per annum

Payments made per semester

Payments made for 5 years


01-Mar-2024 to 13-May-2024

  • Student types

    Domestic, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Undergraduate, Flexible double degree
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit, Indigenous
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance

Field of study




The Award is available each year to a commencing ANU student who:

  1. is a domestic student; and
  2. identifies and is accepted as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
  3. receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate degree program at the University; and
  4. 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); and
  5. has not enrolled in any undergraduate degree program previous to commencing at the University.

Additional information


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

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.

Students applying through other channels ie. UAC 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.

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