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About this scholarship

Each year the National Security College may offer an award known as the National Security College Indigenous Excellence Scholarship.
The objectives of the Award are to support an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student to complete a postgraduate coursework award at the ANU National Security College, and to attract a high achieving prospective Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student who otherwise may not have the opportunity to undertake studies with the NSC.
Funding for this Award has been provided by the National Security College.



$ 24,000

per annum

This is a cash payment scholarship worth a maximum of $36,000 over 72 units of study ($24,000 per annum).

1 on offer

Payments made per semester

Payments made for program duration


18-Mar-2024 to 20-May-2024

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

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

    1 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit, Indigenous
  • 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:
  1. is a domestic student; and
  2. identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and 
  3. receives an offer of admission to the Master of National Security Policy or Graduate Certificate of National Security Policy.

Additional information

The scholarship offers a stipend of a maximum of $36,000 ($24,000 per annum) paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester, for the duration of the program (up to 72 units).
The recipient is responsible for making payment of all tuition fees by the prescribed date as set out by the University each session. Recipients of the Award are 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?
All enquiries regarding the National Security College Indigenous Excellence Scholarship should be made to:
Senior Student Engagement Coordinator
National Security College
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Contact us:

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