Access & equity

Students intending to apply for special consideration under one of the access and equity categories should read the information specific to their category below. Further evidence may be required to back up any access and equity claim.

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Categories

The access and equity categories that will be considered are:

Recognition as an Indigenous Australian

This category is for applicants who identify as being of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent OR identify as a person of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage AND be accepted as such by an Indigenous community.

To apply for this category you must:

  • be identified on ISIS as being of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent or heritage;
  • complete the relevant sections of the application form; and
  • provide a statement of support from the JABAL Centre. This can be an official document or a copy of an email.
     

Difficult family circumstances (not financial)

This category applies to applicants who have been prevented from reaching their full educational potential during their university study because of family circumstances.

Applicants in this category will need to indicate whether the circumstances are long term (in existence prior to the current year) or short term (existing only in the current year).

Examples of difficult family circumstances may include but are not limited to:

  • Severe family disruption including dealing with alcoholism or drug addiction.
  • Long-term illness of a family member; illnesses which would be considered as serious and long-term such as cancer or psychiatric illness.
  • Abusive living environment: physical, psychological and emotional abuse over an extended period by a person or persons close to the applicant.
  • Disruption of education due to constant relocation; relocating to a number of different schools throughout secondary schooling.
  • Divorce/separation of parents; difficult separation or divorce of parents including financial hardship and changed living conditions; requirement to change schools and social group.
  • Excessive family responsibility; family is dependent on you for financial, emotional or physical support during your secondary education.
  • Death of an immediate family member or friend.

This is in no way an exhaustive or prescriptive list. It is provided only as a guide to the kinds of circumstances that may be considered under this category.

To apply for this category applicants must provide:

  • complete the relevant sections of the application form; and
  • a statement of support (a letter or email), verifying your claim from:
    • Doctor or health care professional
    • Lawyer
    • Certified accountant
    • Social worker
    • Registered counsellor
    • Religious or community leader
    • School principal or teacher or senior member of school staff.

Applicants from rural or isolated areas

This category is for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of either undertaking their schooling in a rural or isolated area and/or having to move from such an area to undertake their tertiary course.

Applicants to this category will need to indicate whether the circumstances are long term (in existence prior to the current year) or short term (existing only in the current year).

To apply for this category you must:

  • complete the relevant sections of the application form; and
     
  • provide evidence of your former residence and schooling in a rural or isolated area.

Personal disability or medical condition

This category is for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage during university study as a result of a disability or medical condition.

Applicants to this category will need to indicate whether the circumstances are long term (in existence prior to the current year) or short term (existing only in the current year).

To apply for this category you must provide:

  • complete the relevant sections of the application form; and
  • a statement of support (a letter or email), verifying your claim from:
    • Doctor or health care professional
    • Social worker
    • Registered counsellor
    • Disability Support Unit

Asia and the Pacific travel grant

The Asia and the Pacific Travel Grant was established in 2013 through the generous support of ANU College of Asia and the Pacific alumni.

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Field of study

The grant will assist current students of the ANU College of Asia and Pacific to undertake research or study for which they will benefit from travel to Asia or the Pacific. The aim of this grant is to promote the study of Asia and the Pacific.

Value

$2,000 to contribute towards paying for economy return airfares to Asia or the Pacific and expenses related to travel, e.g. accommodation, in country travel, passport, visa, vaccinations and other preventative medicines.

Duration

Completion of travel must occur within the year following receipt of the award.

Number on offer

Two grants will be awarded annually.

  • One grant will be awarded to an undergraduate student.
  • One grant will be awarded to a postgraduate or higher degree research student.
Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an ANU undergraduate, graduate coursework or research program in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • remain enrolled while the proposed travel is being undertaken
  • complete their travel by December 31 in the year following the date of the award.
Selection basis

Selection will be based on:

  • ability to demonstrate that travelling to Asia or the Pacific will contribute to their understanding of the region, within the context of their ANU program; and
  • academic record.

Conditions of Award [PDF, 144 kB]

Application

Applications open on 13 September 2016 and close on 28 October 2016.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants will notified of the outcome on November 16 2016.

Successful applicants will be contacted using their ANU email address and will need to update their bank details on ISIS and return a signed letter of offer and Conditions of Award.

Further information

For further information contact cap.student@anu.edu.au

Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship

The Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship was established in 2013 to honour the memory and continue the academic legacy of Professor Darrell Tryon, an eminent scholar of the Australian National University who devoted a distinguished research career to the languages and peoples of the Pacific and who was a great friend of France.

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Field of study

Graduate research into the languages and peoples of the Pacific, with a specific reference to the French Pacific.

Value

The French Government will reimburse the return airfare from the home institution to the host institution for each scholar. For the duration of the program the host institution will provide the following benefits:

  • On-campus residential accommodation at no charge.*
  • A monthly stipend equivalent to 1,000 Euros.
  • Office facilities

*Off-campus residential accommodation is not covered.

Duration

The exchange program will enable one PhD scholar from ANU to spend 3 months at L’Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (University of New Caledonia, UNC) and one PhD scholar from UNC to spend 3 months at ANU, undertaking doctoral study towards the completion of their PhD degree.

Number on offer

Two per year

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled as PhD scholars in good standing in their home institution;
  • be undertaking research in any of the fields of study belonging to the Social Sciences and Humanities, including the Arts, with preference given to PhD scholars working on topics related to the Asia-Pacific region including Australia; and
  • be able to travel to the host university at the time agreed for the duration of the program.

Although it is not a requirement, it is recommended that applicants have a working understanding of French (for those applying to go to New Caledonia) and English (for those applying to go to Australia).

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon:

  • academic merit
  • research quality; and
  • the capacity of the host universities to support the research nominated by the applicants.

The top two applicants will receive the scholarship offer, with the order of merit to serve as a reserve list in the event that an applicant is unable to accept an offer.

Conditions of Award [PDF 123kB]

Application

Applications for the 2015 round will be open until 30 June 2015. By 30 June 2015, applicants will need to:

Further information

For further information contact cap.student@anu.edu.au

Dr Claire Clark scholarship

The Claire Clark scholarship is intended to help students to study public policy. Enlightened public policy has been the cornerstone of Australia’s prosperity, and the scholarship aims to provide the means for students to follow Dr Clark’s example of providing the Australian government with the best possible public policy.

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The scholarship is named after Dr Claire Clark. Dr Clark completed a Bachelor and Masters in International Relations at University of Queensland. She received her PhD in International Relations from University of Melbourne in 1969. In 1973, Dr Clark moved to Canberra to take up a role at the Legislative Research Service in Parliament House. She had a number of roles in the public service, most notably as head of the Indian Ocean Territories Branch in the mid 1980s. In her final four years in the public service, Dr Clark was on secondment to the Australian National University giving a public policy course for ACT public servants. All four of her children graduated from the ANU, and has strong personal and professional connections to the ANU.

The Claire Clark scholarship is intended to help students to study public policy. Enlightened public policy has been the cornerstone of Australia’s prosperity, and the scholarship aims to provide the means for students to follow Dr Clark’s example of providing the Australian government with the best possible public policy.

Field of study

International Relations and / or Public Policy

Value

Tuition fee sponsorship for program duration

2 on offer per year

Eligibility

The scholarship is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:

  1. is a domestic student;
  2. is enrolling in a postgraduate program in international relations and/or public policy within the College of Asia and the Pacific.
    • Eligible programs are restricted to:
      • the Master of International Relations,
      • the Master of Public Policy, and
      • the Master of Public Administration; and
  3. can demonstrate a history of excellent academic performance

Application period

Applications are open until
1 November – 10 January

Click here to apply: Application form

Flyer

Download:
Claire Clark Scholarship Flyer [PDF, 368KB]

Reference document

Download:
Conditions of award [PDF, 363KB]

Benefits

The scholarship provides tuition fee sponsorship for the duration of the eligible study program. The value of the award is stated in the letter of offer.

Recipients of this award are responsible for the costs of books, study materials, accommodation and all other costs of study.

For further information please reference the Conditions of Award.

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon:

  • demonstration of excellent academic achievement
  • a personal statement (500-1,000 words). In this statement, please state your motivations to study international relations and/or public policy at ANU and the future impacts you intend to make in your chosen field.
  • academic reference (upon request of the selection committee)

How to apply

  1. Determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria listed above and in the Conditions of award.
  2. Complete the application form and upload the following.
    • personal statement
    • copies of academic transcript(s)
    • CV

Application

Applications for 2021 are now open. Applicants will receive the outcome of their application early February 2021.

Contact

For further information contact the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Student Centre

Ethel Tory Language Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and funded by the EE Tory Endowment.

Please note that the following information is for students applying for the Ethel Tory Language Scholarship to support Asian language study in countries in the Asian region (excluding Australia).

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Field of study

The Ethel Tory Language Scholarship provides funds to assist students undertaking full-time study outside Australia, in the following categories:

  • Language courses conducted off shore by ANU and approved for credit towards the student’s ANU degree
  • Language courses offered by an approved international higher education provider and approved for credit towards the student’s ANU degree
  • A program of study, offered by an approved international higher education provider, delivered in a foreign language and approved for credit towards the student’s ANU degree

Value

$2500

Duration

Completion of the course of study for which the scholarship was awarded must occur within the year following receipt of the award.

Eligibility

  • Be an ANU student currently studying Asian language at an intermediate/advanced (or equivalent) level within their undergraduate degree
  • Be studying full time while overseas in an approved field of study
  • Not be a previous Ethel Tory scholarship recipient
  • Not concurrently hold another scholarship awarded by the ANU for language study
  • International students may not apply the scholarship for study in their country of origin.

Selection basis

Selection will be made on the basis of:

  • The academic record of eligible students;
  • Benefit to student's personal and academic life, and need for financial support, as detailed in the personal statement in the scholarshipa application;
  • Whether the student has beena warded any other funding, grants or scholarships for language study;
  • Access and equity considerations, including, if relevant financial circumstances.

Conditions of Award [PDF, 379kB]

Application

Applications are managed through the ANU Global Programs System. Please visit this page for updated application timelines. 

For further information contact cap.student@anu.edu.au

Jamie Mackie Southeast Asia travel grant

The aim of the Jamie Mackie Southeast Asia Travel Grant is to promote Australia's engagement with Southeast Asia and/or Southeast Asia's engagement with Australia. This grant is funded by the J.A.C. Mackie Memorial Endowment. The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific wishes to recognise the generous support of the University's alumni and friends which has made this grant possible.

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Field of study

This grant assists current students of the ANU College of Asia and Pacific to undertake research or study for which they will benefit from travel to Southeast Asia.

Value

The value of the grant is up to $5,000 to contribute towards paying for economy return airfares to Southeast Asia and expenses related to travel.

Duration

Completion of travel must occur within the year following receipt of the award.

Number on offer

One per year

Eligibility

Applicant may be enrolled in any ANU undergraduate or graduate coursework program but must be enrolled in a course provided by the ANU College of Asia and Pacific.

Alternatively they must be enrolled in a higher degree research program within the ANU College of Asia and Pacific.

Selection basis

Selection will be based on:

  • the extent to which the students activities in Southeast Asia complement Jamie Mackie’s lifelong passions: Indonesia and Southeast Asia, Australia’s engagement in our region and racial respect and tolerance;
  • the extent to which the student can demonstrate that travelling to Southeast Asia will contribute to their understanding of Southeast Asia;
  • the extent to which the student can demonstrate that their travel will contribute to a better understanding and knowledge of any aspect of Australia in Southeast Asia, or any aspect of Southeast Asia in Australia; and
  • their academic record to date.

Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in programs where travel assistance is not normally provided.

Applications

Applications are not currently being taken.

For further information contact cap.student@anu.edu.au

The Garrurru Indigenous Scholarships form integral parts of the College’s Garrurru Education and Employment Strategy—the centrepiece of the College’s efforts towards practical reconciliation.

The strategy and scholarships have been respectfully named after the artwork ‘Garrurru’, which was donated to the College by the renowned Yolngu artist, the late Gulumbu Yunupingu. The artwork is on display in the foyer of the Hedley Bull Building and embodies the exchange between Asian and Indigenous Australian cultures. The Garrurru Indigenous Scholarships aim to sustain the continuation of the exchange by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to study at the pre-eminent ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Undergraduate Scholarship

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is delighted to invite Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for the Garrurru Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship.

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The scholarship provides its recipients an amount of $15 000 per annum. A defining feature of this scholarship is that the funds can be used for any number of study support purposes, for example; accommodation, textbooks, transport, childcare, course fees or other costs associated with undertaking their course or program of study. The scholarship money will be paid to students upon enrolment who may then choose to use the funds in whichever way will support their individual study purposes most appropriately.

The scholarship’s aim is to remove some of the barriers that may prevent Indigenous Australians from undertaking their first degree at university and the pressures that may be experienced by students as they transition to university life.

Field of study

Scholarship recipients can study a bachelor’s degree in Asian StudiesInternational Security Studies and Pacific Studies.

Recipients can combine these degrees with almost any other degree at ANU – including law, international relations, engineering, commerce or economics – and their Asian or Pacific studies specialisation will ensure they are recognised ahead of their peers when starting their careers in Australia or overseas.

Value

The scholarship provides students with support to the value of $15000 per annum for the duration of a standard undergraduate program (144 units, three years full time study). The recipient will also be provide with pastoral support from the Tjabal Centre, and/or the Manager, Education Services within the College. The award is paid in consultation with the recipient, which may include a bi-annual payment (after census date), direct tuition fee payment, or accommodation payment. 

Duration

The scholarship is available for the duration of a standard undergraduate program; 144 units or three years’ full time study. Students in double degrees will be paid pro-rata if one of their programs is not owned by CAP. 

Recipients will, however, be subject to the maximum period for completion of a degree program as stipulated by the ANU Policy regarding student academic study load and progression. Visit the ANU Policy Library for more details.

Eligibility

All future and current students of ANU, who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, can demonstrate excellent academic merit, and enrol in part time or full time study in any undergraduate course offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are eligible to apply.

The purpose of the award, an undergraduate degree program includes:

  • single undergraduate degree program offered by the College; or
  • flexible double or vertical double undergraduate degree program offered by the College in partnership with another college of the ANU

Applicants must have achieved an ATAR of 95.00 or above (no bonus points) in the year prior to receiving the scholarship, or two years’ prior with no tertiary record. 

Indigenous school leavers and mature age students are encouraged to apply.

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon:

  • The extent to which an applicant’s personal statement demonstrates the personal and professional benefits of their program of study;
  • Personal circumstances (as outlined in the personal statement);
  • Previous academic performance and/or relevant prior learning;
  • The strength of the referee letter/s

Download Conditions of Award (PDF 393 KB)

Application

Applications close 5 January 2020.

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Successful applicants will be contacted using their email address nominated in the online application form provided and will need to return a signed Letter of Offer and Conditions of Award.

Applicants for this scholarship who wish to stay on campus must also submit an application for accommodation through the ANU Accommodation Services Portal. Applicants can access this portal at ANU Accommodation

Successful applicants will be notified prior to the commencement of classes in Semester 1, 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted using their email address nominated in the online application form provided. 

Applicants that receive a scholarship offer will need to return a signed Letter of Offer and a copy of the Conditions of Award.

Further information

The College allows recipients of this scholarship to receive other scholarships or support payments from Centrelink (e.g. ABSTUDY). If you are eligible to receive Centrelink support payments, please contact Centrelink to find out how the scholarship may affect your support payments.

Postgraduate Scholarship

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is delighted to invite Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for the Garrurru Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship.

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The scholarship provides its recipients an amount of $15 000 per annum. A defining feature of this scholarship is that the funds can be used for any number of study support purposes, for example; accommodation, textbooks, transport, childcare, course fees or other costs associated with undertaking their course or program of study. The scholarship money will be paid to students upon enrolment who may then choose to use the funds in whichever way will support their individual study purposes most appropriately.

The scholarship’s aim is to remove some of the barriers that may prevent Indigenous Australians from undertaking their first degree at university and the pressures that may be experienced by students as they transition to university life.

Field of study

Scholarship recipients can study a bachelor’s degree in Asian StudiesInternational Security Studies and Pacific Studies.

Recipients can combine these degrees with almost any other degree at ANU – including law, international relations, engineering, commerce or economics – and their Asian or Pacific studies specialisation will ensure they are recognised ahead of their peers when starting their careers in Australia or overseas.

Value

The scholarship provides students with support to the value of $15000 per annum for the duration of a standard undergraduate program (144 units, three years full time study). The recipient will also be provide with pastoral support from the Tjabal Centre, and/or the Manager, Education Services within the College. The award is paid in consultation with the recipient, which may include a bi-annual payment (after census date), direct tuition fee payment, or accommodation payment. 

Duration

The scholarship is available for the duration of a standard undergraduate program; 144 units or three years’ full time study. Students in double degrees will be paid pro-rata if one of their programs is not owned by CAP. 

Recipients will, however, be subject to the maximum period for completion of a degree program as stipulated by the ANU Policy regarding student academic study load and progression. Visit the ANU Policy Library for more details.

Eligibility

All future and current students of ANU, who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, can demonstrate excellent academic merit, and enrol in part time or full time study in any undergraduate course offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are eligible to apply.

The purpose of the award, an undergraduate degree program includes:

  • single undergraduate degree program offered by the College; or
  • flexible double or vertical double undergraduate degree program offered by the College in partnership with another college of the ANU

Applicants must have achieved an ATAR of 95.00 or above (no bonus points) in the year prior to receiving the scholarship, or two years’ prior with no tertiary record. 

Indigenous school leavers and mature age students are encouraged to apply.

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon:

  • The extent to which an applicant’s personal statement demonstrates the personal and professional benefits of their program of study;
  • Personal circumstances (as outlined in the personal statement);
  • Previous academic performance and/or relevant prior learning;
  • The strength of the referee letter/s

Download Conditions of Award (PDF 393 KB)

Application

Applications close 5 January 2020.

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Successful applicants will be contacted using their email address nominated in the online application form provided and will need to return a signed Letter of Offer and Conditions of Award.

Applicants for this scholarship who wish to stay on campus must also submit an application for accommodation through the ANU Accommodation Services Portal. Applicants can access this portal at ANU Accommodation

Successful applicants will be notified prior to the commencement of classes in Semester 1, 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted using their email address nominated in the online application form provided. 

Applicants that receive a scholarship offer will need to return a signed Letter of Offer and a copy of the Conditions of Award.

Further information

The College allows recipients of this scholarship to receive other scholarships or support payments from Centrelink (e.g. ABSTUDY). If you are eligible to receive Centrelink support payments, please contact Centrelink to find out how the scholarship may affect your support payments.