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About this scholarship

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The Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships were established through the generosity of the founder of the Ramsay Centre, Mr Paul Ramsay. 

Scholarships are open annually to Australian citizens to pursue postgraduate study abroad. The aim of the scholarships is to enable coursework and/or research to be undertaken at the world's best universities and colleges for up to two years (and in select cases up to three years). Levels of support for tuition and living costs are fully competitive with such prestigious awards as the General Sir John Monash, Commonwealth, Rhodes and Fulbright Scholarships.


Selection Criteria

The Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships are open for all Australian citizens and permanent residents. Ramsay scholars will be selected on the basis of:
  • Strength of character, leadership qualities, and commitment to serve others as demonstrated by their contribution to the community, public debate or professional involvement.
  • Outstanding academic achievement, and breadth and depth of intellectual vision.
  • Commitment to advancing a richer and deeper understanding of our civilisation through studies related to its history, philosophy, legal and political systems, religious beliefs and practices, literature and languages, science and social sciences, music, art and architecture.



Up to $90,000, payments made for up to 3 years

25 on offer

Payments made for 3 years


01-Feb-2023 to 31-Mar-2023

  • Student types

  • Student levels

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

    25 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit

Field of study

Any discipline as well as dedicated scholarship for Master of Liberal Arts at specific US College

Additional information

The majority of scholarships will be awarded to students to pursue graduate study at the world's best universities abroad, for one, two and in select cases three years of funding. Scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses. Value: up to AUD$90,000 p.a.
A select number of scholarships may be awarded to students to pursue the two-year Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts focusing on the great books of the Western canon at St John's College, Annapolis. Ramsay Scholars attending St John's College will have opportunities for internships in Washington DC in their second year. For admission to St John's College, Annapolis, applicants will need a high-quality undergraduate degree in any field. These scholarships are valued at AUD$75,000 p.a. and cover tuition fees and living expenses. For information on the Master of Liberal Arts, see
In your Ramsay application, you will be able to list up to three institutions, in order of preference, at which you've been offered a place.
To apply for the scholarship, you will need to:
  • Provide evidence of Australian citizenship (or permanent residency)
  • Provide evidence that you have been accepted into one or more of the graduate programs for which you have applied. You may list up to three. If you are enrolling in a research program, you will also need to include your research proposal.
  • Provide an academic summary of your career to date (institutions and degrees obtained), including certified transcripts and awards
  • Provide a 2-page CV (including work experience, community service and leadership, and other noteworthy non-academic activities)
  • Address the selection criteria and future goals
  • Provide contact details of three referees. Your referees will only be contacted in the event you are shortlisted for interview. At least one of the referees must be able to speak about your academic ability.
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Applicants with letters of offer from any overseas university in any discipline can apply for a World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship. Applicants for the Ramsay St John's College, Annapolis, Scholarship must have received a letter of offer for the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts course

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