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.
PhD and MPhil (HDR)
These include government-funded scholarships such as the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarships which are available to domestic (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, New Zealand citizens) and international students enrolled in an accredited Higher Degree Research (HDR) course of study (PhD or MPhil) at the Australian National University. The ANU also funds and administers similar research stipend scholarships, including ANU Research Scholarships which are funded by the University, and ANU PhD Scholarships which are funded directly by the RSAA.
Domestic students enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study do not have to pay tuition fees. International students are eligible for a HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship which covers the tuition fees for the standard duration of a PhD or MPhil program.
Please refer to the ANU Scholarships page 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 other scholarships that are available to students enrolled at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. All students enrolled in the PhD program, both domestic and international, receive an RSAA HDR Supplementary Scholarship funded by the RSAA. PhD students are also eligible for several other scholarships that provide additional benefits:
- Joan Duffield Research Award
- Olin Eggen Research Award
- Peter McGregor HDR Scholarship
- John Shaw Scholarship
In addition, all PhD students may apply for the following scholarships to fund research-related travel, including collaborative activities, during their research program:
External scholarship programs
There are also several scholarship programs administered by external organisations that may be of interest to PhD students at RSAA:
- Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) PhD Scholarships
- Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Scholarships
- CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science Student Program
The RSAA Master of Astronomy & Astrophysics (Advanced) Scholarship may be awarded to suitably qualified students who have applied to the Master of Astronomy & Astrophysics (Advanced) degree at RSAA.
The Bok Honours Year Scholarship in Astrophysics may be awarded each year to an outstanding student intending to study Astrophysics in the Honours program at RSAA.
Students intending to study Astrophysics in the Honours program at RSAA are also eligible to apply for an ANU honours scholarship.
As for the PhD program, Honours students enrolled in the RSAA program may be eligible for support from external organisations. It includes:
Full details of all scholarships for ANU programs (including RSAA-specific scholarships) can be found at the ANU Scholarships page.