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About this scholarship


Each year ANU normally offers one scholarship to an Indigenous Australian to undertake graduate study.



$ 36,652

per annum

Payments made fortnightly

3.5 years duration for PhD only

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate research, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit, Indigenous
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on full-time study load
  • Extension duration

    6 month extension available.

Field of study



  • Australian Citizens identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • Applicants for a research scholarship must hold a Bachelors degree with at least upper second-class honours, or equivalent prior studies including some research work
  • Applicants for a coursework scholarship must hold at least a Bachelors degree

Eligible Programs

Doctor or Philosophy, Professional Doctorate, Master of Philosophy, Master by Research, Master by Coursework, Graduate Diploma

Additional information


Travel to Canberra from within Australia; reimbursement of some removal expenses; thesis reimbursement allowance.

No separate application is required. Applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander will be automatically considered for this scholarship during their application for admission.

Additional information for Coursework Applicants:

  1. Complete the Postgraduate Research Course and/or Scholarship application form; AN
  2. Postgraduate Coursework Application Form for Local Students
  3. Note: Some ANU coursework programs require application through the University Admissions Centre. Details of these programs and how to apply for them are provided on the Postgraduate Coursework Application Form.

Before lodging an application, applicants applying for admission to a coursework program should first check the closing date of the program, as the closing date for some coursework programs may be earlier than the scholarship closing date.

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

Contact us:

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