Each year the Australian National University Colleges (“the Colleges”) may offer a number of awards known as ANU Fully Funded PhD Scholarships.
The objective of the award is to support high achieving domestic and international PhD students who are conducting research which aligns with the strategic directions of the University.
Funding for this award has been provided by the relevant ANU College
Australian National University: ANU Fully Funded PhD Scholarships 2021
The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Acton’s main campus houses seven teaching and research colleges, as well as several national academies and institutes.
Founded in 1946, ANU is the only university established by the Australian Parliament. Its origins go back to University College of Canberra, which was founded in 1929 and incorporated into the Australian National University in 1960.
A number of ANU PhD Scholarships which provide a stipend are funded by Colleges. It is normal for recipients to undertake study on a full-time basis. However, in accordance with strict criteria, the scholarship can be awarded for part-time study. International scholars must undertake study on a full-time basis.
- Hosted Country: Australia.
- Hosted University: The Australian National University ANU.
- Duration: maximum of 3 years.
- Coverage: fully Funded.
- No. of Internships: Not Specified.
- Language of Instruction: English.
- Study Mode: Full-Time Study.
- Eligibility: PhD.
ANU PhD Scholarship Areas
The ANU Australian University PhD Scholarships covers all majors of study at an Australian university:
- Arts, society and culture.
- Law and legal studies.
- Natural physical and environmental science.
- Business and commerce.
- Engineering and computer science.
- Health and medical studies.
Australian National University PhD Scholarships BENEFITS
- Travel and Removal allowances for students relocating to Canberra to commence their research program.
- Thesis allowance.
- Dependent Child allowance (International students only).
- Paid medical, maternity and paternity leave.
Eligibility for the Australian PhD Scholarship
These scholarships are available to potential and current students who:
- are domestic or international students; and
- have applied for admission to a PhD or Professional Doctorate by Research program; and
- have a Bachelor degree with first-class honours (some Colleges may consider students with upper second-class honours), or a Master degree with a research component or equivalent from a recognised university.
Admission to a Doctor of Philosophy degree at ANU requires:
- An Australian Bachelor degree with at least Second Class Honours – Upper (First Class Honours is often required) or its international equivalent, or
- Another degree with a significant research/thesis component that may be assessed as equivalent to paragraph (1), or
- A combination of qualifications, research publications and/or professional experience related to the field of study that may be assessed as equivalent to paragraph (1).
- a Research Proposal
All applicants must meet the University’s English language requirements for admission, noting that it is possible for you to apply without yet meeting English. In this case, if you are approved for admission, your offer would be conditional on meeting our language requirements.
Application Procedures for ANU Fully Funded PhD Scholarships
In order to be considered for an ANU PhD scholarship, in the main round of scholarship offers:
international students are required to apply for admission by either 15 April or 31 August; domestic students must apply for admission by either 15 April or 31 October.
Applications must be complete at the time of submission, including all supporting documentation and referee reports, in order to be considered in the scholarship ranking process.
There is no application as students are automatically considered based on them meeting the eligibility criteria or conditions prescribed under the Eligibility section.
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to make contact with the relevant Graduate Studies Convener or a prospective supervisor, prior to lodging an application, to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.
Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit and research potential. The award will be offered to a student by a selection Committee chaired by Dean of the College (or their nominee) which will also include at two other academic staff members from the College.
The College reserves the right to make no award if it considers there is no applicant of sufficient merit. College may also vary the number of awards and/or offer the award at other times in exceptional circumstances or based on the standard of applications or students (where funds allow)
Deadlines for scholarship rounds
|Scholarship round||Closing date||Commence by|
|2021 Round 2 International and Domestic||Closing 15 April 2021||Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2021|
|2022 Round 1 International||Closing 31 August 2021||Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2022|
|2022 Round 1 Domestic||Closing 31 October 2021||Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2022|
|2022 Round 2 International and Domestic||Closing 15 April 2022||Apply in this round if you wish to commence in 2022|