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.
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:
- Joan Duffield Research Award
- Olin Eggen Research Award
- Peter McGregor Scholarship
- John Shaw Scholarship
- Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD Travelling Scholarship
- Alex Rodgers Travelling Scholarship
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:
|Name||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)||
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|