Australian National University PhD and MPhil Scholarships


ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.Our focus on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges.


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In order to be eligible to be considered for a scholarship you must have the equivalent of H1 honours (first class honours). The Scholarship ranking process is very rigorous, each applicant must first be internally ranked and recommended by their School or Centre for the Scholarship round. Then a central College HDR Scholarship round committee assesses and ranks each applicant. Many criteria are taken into account such as the applicants:

  • Academic record (including GPA)

  • Research potential and support from prospective supervisor and area

  • Research Proposal

  • Referee reports & questionnaires

  • Publications

  • Prizes, Awards and Scholarships

  • Relevant professional experience

  • English language competency

  • Ranking relevant to others in the graduate research field or discipline area