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About this scholarship


The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is delighted to invite Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for the Garrurru Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship.

The objective of the Award is to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous Australians enrolled in undergraduate degree programs offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. The College aims to achieve this through the provision of support that removes some of the pressures that may be faced by students, particularly those transitioning to University life. The scholarship money will be paid to students upon enrolment who may then choose to use the funds in whichever way will support their individual study purposes most appropriately.



$ 15,000

per annum

the funds can be used for any number of study support purposes, for example; accommodation, textbooks, transport, childcare, course fees or other costs associated with undertaking their course or program of study

1 on offer

Payments made per semester

Payments made for 3 years


01-Mar-2023 to 15-May-2023

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Undergraduate, Flexible double degree
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    1 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit, Indigenous
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance

Field of study

Asian Studies, International Security Studies, Asian and Pacific Languages and Pacific Studies.



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

(a)    is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;  and

(b)    identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; 

(c)    is recognised as such by their community; and

(d)    receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate degree program offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Additional information


The scholarship provides students with support to the value of $15000 per annum for the duration of a standard undergraduate program (i.e 3 years full time for a single undergraduate degree or 4 years full time for flexible or vertical double degree).

The recipient will also be provided with pastoral support from the Tjabal Centre, and/or the Manager, Education Services within the College. The award is paid in consultation with the recipient, which may include a bi-annual payment (after census date), direct tuition fee payment, or accommodation payment, unless otherwise stated in the letter of offer.

All students applying directly to ANU for admission and who elect to be considered for scholarships will be assessed for this Award if they meet the eligibility criteria. 

Where there are no eligible direct applicants or where the pool of eligible direct applicants has been exhausted, the Award may be offered to an eligible student applying for admission via the University Admissions Centre (UAC).

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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Contact us:

icon_human Manager, Education Services - ANU College of Asia and the Pacific