Scholarships

Each year the College of Asia and the Pacific awards a number of scholarships and grants to outstanding candidates. These scholarships and grants include:

 

Patrick Wall

Meet Patrick Wall

The understanding of international dynamics, global governance mechanisms and diplomatic practice developed through my studies in Diplomacy have been invaluable in my current role working on a multilateral process to develop a 'global compact on refugees.

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Elke Larsen

Meet Elke Larsen

My ability to think critically has gained new depth. I had a wonderful mentor who taught me the importance of rigorous methodology. I developed a strong ability to think about how strategy is implemented, and gained a greater confidence in my problem-solving skills. All of these skills have proven useful in my job as a consultant at PwC.

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Nathalie Blakely

Meet Nathalie Blakely

I came to ANU to undertake a Master of Strategic Studies after being awarded the New Zealand Defence Freyberg Scholarship. I chose this program because of the world class scholars in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. The education I've received here really aligns with what is expected in the sector.

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Yuri Handayani

Meet Yuri Handayani

I decided to study at the Dept of IR at ANU as it is well known as the best IR centre in Australia and ranks sixth in the world. I found all the courses interesting, but the 'IR Theory' and 'Human Security' courses are among the best and most challenging ones. These courses forced me to think critically and systematically.

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Meet Avnav

I came to study International Relations at ANU to fulfill a childhood dream. I always knew that I wanted to study overseas and the first time I saw the ANU campus was such a moment of pride. The program has provided the best academic expertise and amazing opportunities for me to engage in contemporary content as a student.

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Meet Linda (Qiyue) Jian

“Japanese is a great passion of mine, and ANU was always my first choice thanks to its promising language programs.

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Meet Nu Nguyen

“I’m from Vietnam. I chose ANU because it’s one of the top 20 universities in the world, on par with many top British and American universities.

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Meet Christina Griffin

Meet Christina Griffin

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Meet Asuka

Meet Asuka Katsuno

I'm particularly interested in global health policy, and opportunities to contribute with NGOs and humanitarian organisations.

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Meet Aidan Myatt

Aidan Myatt, second year Bachelor of Philosophy (PhB) student, will be presenting his research project at the upcoming

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Meet Simon Fenske

As the first member of his family to travel to Canberra, let alone study at ANU, Cairns-native Simon Fenske braved the capital’s cool climate to join a community of the world’s leaders in Pacific S

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 Hannah Woodford-Smith

Meet Hannah Woodford-Smith

With a self-proclaimed “clichéd dream to help people and effect positive change in the world,” Hannah Woodford-Smith enrolled in the Bac

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Meet Joshua Griffiths

Meet Joshua Griffiths

For Josh Griffiths, the Year in Asia program was always an attractive drawcard for studying at ANU.

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Amy Liu

Meet Amy Liu

Upon the completion of her Master of International and Development Economics at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Amy Liu returned to work at the Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Manila, before relocating to Naypyidaw, Myanmar, to commence in her role as Advisor to the Department of Labour.

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Meet Bimo Dwi Satrio

Meet Bimo Dwi Satrio

Bimo Dwi Satrio hopes to one day make a difference in tackling the issues of the overuse of pesticides in rice farming in Indonesia.

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Meet Sita Dewi

Meet Sita Dewi

Sita Dewi, Indonesian journalist with the Jakarta Post, never imagined she’d by studying the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies at ANU.

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Meet Josie Hornung

Meet Josie Hornung

I chose the IR program at ANU because it is the top ranked in Australia. I wanted a program that would challenge me intellectually, and improve my chances of fulfilling my career goals.

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Meet Dylan O'Beirne

Meet Dylan O'Beirne

Through my studies at the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy I have been able to develop a far deeper and more nuanced understanding not only of international affairs but of the nature of diplomatic work.

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Meet Ann Zhang

Meet Ann Zhang

ANU was my first choice institution as it has the academic and geographical advantages for studying diplomacy.

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Meet Esther Sainsbury

Meet Esther Sainsbury

I did my Masters in the evening while working full-time at the Department of Defence. It was manageable because the program is designed to accommodate the needs of full-time professionals looking to advance their careers. What I learned in class I applied in my professional life, which was a great way to mix theory and practice in my early career.

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Meet Riana

Meet Riana

I decided to study at ANU because the Department of International Relations in the Coral Bell School is well known as the best International Relations centre in Australia and ranks seventh in the world.

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Meet Rohana Prince

Meet Rohana Prince

I chose to do the Master of Strategic Studies program in order to study with Australia’s leading strategic thinkers.

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Rosalind Moran

Meet Rosalind Moran

Growing up bilingual, Diploma of Languages student Rosalind Moran was always able to appreciate the world around her from different cultural perspectives.

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Meet Melanie

Meet Melanie Pill

Melanie always had a passion for environmental sustainability and while her economics background helped her gain roles in Environmental advocacy with the ACT government, she was hungry for more.

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Sophie Rolph

Meet Sophie Rolph

"My name is Sophie and I am studying a Bachelor of International Security Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)."

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Peter Gravestock

Meet Peter Gravestock

“I moved down to Canberra to study Asian Studies together with Engineering at ANU. The Flexible Double Degree program has allowed me to combine two of my passions.

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Aditi Razdan

Meet Aditi Razdan

“ANU is one of the only universities in Australia that teaches Hindi.

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Oliver Friedmann

Meet Oliver Friedmann

"My study path has been tumultuous to say the least. I have changed my degree four times and been to two different universities.

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Gabriella Andrews

Meet Gabriella Andrews

"Having a strong interest in Australia’s relationships with nations in the Indo-Pacific region throughout high school, I looked no further than a combined degree in International Security Studies a

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Harriet Roberts

Meet Harriet Roberts

"I was always interested in the law, and having studied Indonesian language throughout high school I was looking for a way to combine these two interests.

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Meet Sandesh Silpakar

Meet Sandesh Silpakar

When international student Sandesh Silpakar touched down in Australia to study at Crawford School over two years ago, he never expected to be leaving as a highly respected student leader.

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Banking on change

What does it take to land a job at one of the world’s premier institutions, The World Bank, straight after your Master degree?

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Laura Davern.

More than words

A fascination with Chinese culture led Laura Davern to pursue a master’s in translation, a degree which has given her the skills to write her own destiny - both on and off the page.

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Justin James

Meet Justin James

I’ve always been interested in global issues of strategy and security, but since I grew up in the coalfields of Central North Queensland, it was never something I considered to be a viable career p

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Yong Suk Koh

The past is a page

“ANU provides various courses in which students can engage in in-depth cultural and/or political studies in relation to Asian countries as well as a variety of language courses and translation courses, which makes it an excellent environment for translation studies.”

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Stephen Rowcliffe

Staying connected

“If people are working in government and they’re working in the Asian context, certainly something like the Master of Asia Pacific Studies would be very relevant.”

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Rose Whitau

Field days

“The labs are incredible. There’s an archaeobotany lab, there’s a pollen lab, there’s heaps of microscopes. They’re incredible resources. With Menzies Library as well, you have access to a lot of Pacific literature.”

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Michele Acuto

Meet Michele Acuto

ANU is generally well-regarded in most of the disciplines I work in. The academic staff in IR have a global reputation, and the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy has a key advantage of focusing on the practice of international relations beyond theory.

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Lauran Navarro

Stacking up the numbers

“The program allows you to think big. You know you’re in a place where what you’re learning is relevant. It kind of makes you ambitious!”

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Kwame Agyei

Appetite for change

"I’ve learnt from the very best,” he says. “Now I can email somebody who is the best in their field, and ask for feedback. If I’m faced with any challenges, there are people who are more experienced and knowledgeable than I am who I can draw on for support."

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Heidi Reid

Meet Heidi Reid

I was looking for something that had a good balance of history and politics and philosophy, which international affairs does. And also, ANU has such a good reputation, particularly in this area.

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Catherine Diomampo

Green machine

“We have good teachers. They’re really professionals in the field so even if we ask a lot of tough questions, they’re able to answer them. And if they don’t know, they challenge us to find out the answers ourselves.”

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Bunthang Eang

Master builder

"The whole program is really eye-opening, especially when you discover the policy of another country is very similar to the situation in your country, and you have a chance to see many areas and many policies that are in need of reform, for example, or are missing in a particular country at a certain time."

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Brenda Bastienne

Living large

"I was working in the policy and strategy division of the Ministry of Finance in the Seychelles, and I thought it would be good to have a degree in public policy, because my first degree was in the field of finance and economics. I wanted to link my study with my work more."

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Arjuna Mohottala

Power player

"Just to demonstrate how supportive the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and Crawford are, from my initial email to me physically being here took less than three weeks. That gave me a really good impression of ANU and Canberra."

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Anna Samson

Meet Anna Samson

It gives you insights, and challenges the ways in which you’ve looked at these sorts of problems. I could have done a lot of other courses which reinforced what I already knew, but what strategic studies offers is that big picture analysis that allows you to start asking and answering some really big questions.

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Alexandre Dayant

A change for the better

"With the knowledge I have on public policy and economics, I have a broad picture of how the world works. I want to use this knowledge I’ve accumulated to work on projects that are helpful to the planet and the population."

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Adele Zubrzycka

Digging up the dirt

"It’s about piecing together a mystery. You have a question and you can somehow answer it, but in a way which is always elusive."

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Weida Goh

A different view

"International business is not just technical specialities, financial derivatives or financial systems. International business is more a general, broad view."

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Veitania Lepani

Riding a new wave

"I just liked the sound of it! It’s more relevant to me than Asia Pacific studies, being focused specifically on the Pacific. It gives you a chance to learn at a university level about the place that you come from. Most Pacific Islanders don’t really get that chance in high school."

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Timothy Kerr

Out of Africa

"It’s a critique of academia that educators don’t have real-world experience or are in a bubble, but what’s great about the MAAPD is all of the educators have experience working in the field, so that really helps with the practical skills."

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Shrutidhar Tripathi

Meet Shrutidhar Tripathi

Studying the Master of Diplomacy has helped me tremendously in building my experience and knowledge of negotiation, conflict-resolution and diplomatic practices.

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Laura Baines

Gender agenda

"I wouldn’t have been offered opportunities like the internship in the Humanitarian Emergency Response unit at CARE if I wasn’t enrolled in this course. This degree is well recognised, and employers actively recruit from this degree."

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Joyce Das

Slice of heaven

"I would approach my work differently now. I’ve learned so many techniques for participatory development, and about scholarly debates in the development area. Before, I was learning by doing, but now I’ve gained the theoretical background."

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Jinfang Tian

Found in translation

"The Master of Translation equips you with the theory and training, but literary translation is not a science; it’s an art. You can’t judge one translation as good and one translation as bad against some kind of universal criterion. You just enjoy their creativities."

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Greg Dickson

Speaking of salvation

"For me, learning about Aboriginal languages is fascinating on a linguistic level but it’s also part of Australia’s history, and I feel like you can do something that’s worthwhile socially, with social justice aspects tied to it. I love what I do, because I feel like I’m doing something useful and meaningful at the same time."

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Fajar Djati

People power

Fajar Djati came to ANU to study Australian Indigenous policy, but he will leave with a new understanding and interest in the indigenous policy of Indonesia, his home-country.

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Elizabeth McDowell

Beating the grind

"I would recommend ANU hands down. I grew up in San Diego and the US has really wonderful universities but I feel, for American students especially, if you want to work in a field like anthropology or anything with an international emphasis, you need to think about going outside your own country."

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Brogan Goode

Business... Gangnam style

"My degree is cut in half – half arts, half commerce – so it really balances everything. They really bounce off each other, and it gives you a better understanding of why things are the way they are."

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Anthony Tan

History in the making

"ANU is one of the premier institutions on the Pacific. A lot of the scholars here, when you read a book on the Pacific, they’re the ones who wrote it."

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Kaitlin Hawes

Smooth talker

"ANU has a leading status in Asia, so if you want to work in Asia, saying you went to ANU, the national university, it’s very good for connections."

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