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About this scholarship


Each year the Australian National University offers the ANU HDR Fee Merit Scholarship (concurrently with the ANU University Research Scholarship) to support high achieving international HDR students who are conducting research which aligns with the strategic directions of the University.



Covers International Student Fees (ISF) and full OSHC, including family cover (for students on a Student Visa Subclass 500 only)

Payments made for 3.5 years

  • Student types

    International, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate research
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on maintaining base stipend scholarships
  • Extension duration

    6 month extension available.

Field of study




The award will be available each year to a prospective or continuing student who:

  • is an international student enrolling in an accredited HDR course of study at the University; and
  • has also been awarded an ANU University Research Scholarship; and
  • has achieved a minimum of Honours 1 (H1) or H1 equivalent in their prior studies.

Additional information


The scholarship covers:

  • International Student Fees (ISF) for the duration of the award.
  • For recipients who hold a Student Visa (Subclass 500):  Full Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for the program duration, including cover for immediate family.

There are no additional benefits offered under this award.

No application is required specifically for this scholarship as all eligible candidates will be considered based upon their application for admission

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In order to be considered for this scholarship in the main round of scholarship offers International students are required to apply for admission by either 15 April or 31 August. 

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to make contact with the relevant Graduate Studies Convener or a prospective supervisor, prior to lodging an application, to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.

Deadlines for scholarship rounds

Scholarship roundClosing dateCommencement Year
2023 Round 1 InternationalClosing 31 August 20222023
2023 Round 1 DomesticClosing 31 October 20222023
2023 Round 2 International and DomesticClosing 15 April 20232023


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