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About this scholarship

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Established in 1967 by the Harvard Club of Australia, the scholarship honours a great Australian Statesman and furthers Australian/ American relations.  

Awarded in partnership with The Harvard Club of Australia and The Australian National University, the scholarship program is administered by the ANU for postgraduate study at Harvard University in the United States.

The RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard is awarded annually to at least two talented Australians who have gained admission to a Harvard graduate school. The ideal candidates for the Scholarship are Australians whose primary objective, after completing their studies at Harvard, is to make a significant contribution to Australia's development.

Receiving an R.G. Menzies Scholarship places the scholar in elite company. Previous winners have achieved outstanding progress and recognition in their chosen fields, making major contributions to Australia. Accordingly, all scholars are actively encouraged to support and assist in furthering the objectives of the R.G. Menzies Scholarships throughout their careers. 



Up to USD60,000 paid as a one-off payment

2 on offer


08-Dec-2023 to 12-Feb-2024

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current
  • Student levels

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

    2 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit

Field of study

Any Discipline


The Award is available each year to an applicant who:
  • is a graduate with a bachelor degree from an Australian University or other recognised Australian tertiary institution; and
  • is a graduate with Honours (or equivalent) from an Australian University or other recognised Australian tertiary institution; and
  • is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident, and normally resided in Australia; and
  • intends to return to Australia after the completion of their studies at Harvard; or working overseas in a representational capacity on behalf of Australia; and
  • has applied for, and/or has been admitted to, a full-time residential postgraduate degree program at Harvard University; and
  • intends to attend their Harvard University program in person; and
  • must not have accepted another major scholarship of more than 50% of the value of the Award. Such scholarships include, but are not limited to, Fullbright, Frank Knox, Ramsay and Monash awards.

Additional information


The scholarship is valued at up to USD $60,000.

Application for 2024 are now closed.

2025 application round will open in December 2024.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be required to ask their referees to submit a reference and they will be advised of this by Early march. (Referees will need to be able to submit their reference by Monday 11 March 2024). In the event that you have a new referee, please provide them with the following link.

Funding of the scholarship is provided by the Harvard Club of Australia via generous donations and additional fund-raising activities of the club. Awarded in partnership with the Australian National University, the scholarship fund is managed by the ANU Endowment Office and scholarship administration is carried out by the ANU. Please support the Scholarship with a Donation.

Website link

Contact us:

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