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About this scholarship


Each year the Department of International Relations in the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific may award up to two Ruth Dobson Scholarships to attract the highest achieving students for the advancement of Diplomatic Studies.

The scholarship has been established to commemorate Australia's first female career diplomat to be an Australian ambassador, Miss Ruth Dobson.



up to 96 units of tuition fees

Payments made per semester

Payments made for 2 years


01-Jun to 11-Nov

  • Student types

    Domestic, International
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate coursework, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance

Field of study




The Scholarship is available to an applicant who:

  • is an international or domestic student;
  • is enrolling in the Master of Diplomacy graduate coursework degree program;
  • has achieved a GPA of 6 (out of 7) in their undergraduate degree.


Selection is made on the basis of strength of case for a scholarship, references and academic merit. 

Additional information


The Scholarship provides a tuition fee sponsorship for up to 96 units of the program. The award is paid directly towards the student's tuition fees each semester.

Students wishing to be considered for the scholarship are required to submit:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in being considered for the scholarship and making the case for being granted one; and
  • A Curriculum Vitae.

Please submit the documents before the closing date to

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For more detailed information about the Ruth Dobson Scholarship, please read the Conditions of Award document on the right hand side of this page.

To learn more about the Master of Diplomacy degree, please visit the Programs and Courses website for an overview on admission and course details or email

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Contact us:

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