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About this scholarship


Each year the National Security College (‘the College’) may offer a number of awards known as The ANU National Security Policy Scholarship (‘the Award’).

The objectives of the Award 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.



Up to $52,000 per annum. Recipients will receive a 50% tuition scholarship.

1 on offer

Payments made per semester

Payments made for program duration


06-Nov-2023 to 03-Jan-2024

  • Student types

  • Student levels

    Postgraduate coursework, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    1 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance

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.

Additional information

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.
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?


Contact us:

icon_human Senior Student Engagement Coordinator
icon_human +61 2 6125 9978