ANU funds and administers a range of scholarships for graduate research degree programs. The University also administers a number of scholarships funded by the Australian Government and other sources external to the University. It is also a good idea to identify any scholarships that may be available external to ANU. These may include scholarships awarded by your local government, Australian and international aid organisations and commercial enterprise. Securing external funding can greatly increase your chances of admission.
Research scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants with a proven capacity for research, and are extremely competitive. Some ANU research scholarships relevant to Higher Degree Research Students in the College of Law include:
- AusAID Scholarship
- Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
- ANU Alumni Scholarship
- ANU PhD Scholarship
- ANU University Research Scholarship (URS)
- ANU Tuition Scholarship
- ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Doctoral Study
- Indigenous Australian Graduate Scholarship
- International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
- Re-entry Scholarship for Graduate Research
- Sir Rolan Wilson Foundation PhD Scholarship
- The Hohnen and Trendall Research Scholarship
Please check the scholarship admission and application details carefully. You must indicate on your admission application form whether you still wish to be considered for admission if your application for a scholarship is unsuccessful. You should talk to your nominated supervisor about any other source of funding you might access, and advise the University regarding any external funding applications you have made. If you are applying for mid-year entry to a graduate research degree program, your chances of obtaining scholarship funding from the University may be greatly diminished, depending on your area of research.
Research students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week. This will generally not cover living expenses and tuition fees and we strongly advise you to ensure that you will be able to meet the cost of living.
The main scholarship round application deadlines for commencement by 31 March 2013 are:
- International Students: 31 August 2013
- Domestic Students: 31 October 2013
- Domestic College of Law Higher Degree Research Students: 18 October 2013
The ANU College of Law requires two weeks prior to ANU scholarship deadlines to conduct its own assessment process. During this time, the Director and potential supervisors must assess the strength of the thesis proposal and consider any College funding requirements. Therefore domestic scholarship applicants should submit their applications by the 18 October 2013.
Applicants from certain countries may apply to the Australian Government through AusAid.
Note: You commence your application in a country outside Australia. Each country has its own individual due dates.