University-wide graduate scholarships

There are a number of scholarships that are available to students applying for admission to the graduate research program at ANU to fund tuition fee costs and living expenses over the course of the degree. These include government-funded scholarships such as the Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) for domestic (and New Zealand) students, and the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) for international applicants. The ANU also funds and administers similar research scholarships, including the ANU University Research Scholarships and ANU PhD Scholarships.

Please refer to the Student Administration Services scholarships pages for details about these and other scholarships that are available. Generally, application for these scholarships is part of the process of application for admission to the graduate program, and separate applications are not required.

RSAA scholarships

There are also a number of supplementary scholarships that available to students enrolled at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. All students receive the RSAA Supplementary Scholarship, and are eligible for several other scholarships that provide a regular stipend:

In addition, all students may apply for the following scholarships to fund research-related travel during the research program:

The Bok/RSAA Honours Year Scholarship in Astrophysics is awarded each year to an outstanding honours student enrolled in the honours program at RSAA. RSAA Honours Year Scholarship application form (PDF 141KB).

The RSAA Masters (Advanced) Scholarship may be awarded to students who have applied to study Masters (Advanced) in Astrophysics at ANU.

Please see the Science, Medicine and Health college pages for the details of these and other graduate and honours scholarships.

External scholarship programs

There are also several scholarship programs administered by external organisations that may be of interest to students at RSAA:

Current scholarships

Namesort descending Eligible degrees Annual value
AAO PhD scholarships Higher degree by research $5,000
AAO Trevor Burgess PhD scholarships Higher degree by research $5,000
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) Graduate
Higher degree by research
CASS graduate student research scholarships Higher degree by research $5,000
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships Higher degree by research
Joan Duffield Research Award Higher degree by research $5,000
John Shaw scholarship Higher degree by research $6,000
Olin Eggen Research Award Higher degree by research $2,500
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics travelling scholarships Higher degree by research $5,000
RSAA Masters (Advanced) Scholarship Masters coursework & research $10,000
RSSA Bok honours year scholarships in astrophysics Honours $5,000

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