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ANU PhD and MPhil Scholarships for Australian and International Students in Australia, 2018

Applications are invited for PhD and MPhil scholarship applications in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Australian National University in Australia. Domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

In order to be eligible to be considered for a scholarship, you must have the equivalent of H1 honours (first class honours).

ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. University’s location points to their unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: Applications for ANU administrated scholarships for international students close on the August 31, each year, and for domestic students, it closes on the October 31, each year. Scholarships are highly competitive and there are always more applicants than there are scholarships.
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD and MPhil programme.
  • Study Subject: Graduate research degrees are available in over 20 disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences within the College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS). Students who wish to undertake a graduate research program at ANU can do so through either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil).
  • Nationality: Domestic and International students are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Domestic and International students are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Admission to a Higher Degree by Research requires you to have completed an Honours degree at H2A level or above, or equivalent prior studies, such as a Master’s degree that includes a significant research component. Generally, it is a requirement that you have completed your tertiary studies in the discipline in which you are planning to do research. Please note that exceptions to this can be made with relevant approvals.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University. Please also refer to the ANU English Language Policy.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Once you have secured a potential supervisor you can officially apply for admission through the ANU Apply Online portal. The portal will advice on the proper documentation required for your application.

If you have any technical difficulties when applying you should contact the Admissions Office:

Domestic enquiries | International enquiries

After you have completed your application, the normal timeframe for an outcome is four to six weeks. If you are applying for an ANU administered scholarship, in order for us to prepare your application as best as possible you should try to aim to submit your application well in advance of the final closing deadline (2 to 3 weeks prior to the deadline). If you are applying for an externally administered scholarship such as the Endeavour Awards, you should apply well in advance of your deadline (try to leave at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the deadline).

The Scholarship ranking process is very rigorous, each applicant must first be internally ranked and recommended by their School or Centre for the Scholarship round. Then a central College HDR Scholarship round committee assesses and ranks each applicant. Many criteria are taken into account such as the applicants:

  • Academic record (including GPA)
  • Research potential and support from prospective supervisor and area
    • Research Proposal
    • Referee reports & questionnaires
    • Publications
    • Prizes, Awards and Scholarships
    • Relevant professional experience
  • English language competency
  • Ranking relevant to others in the graduate research field or discipline area

Following this, there is often a University level ranking committee that ranks applicants put forward by the College to reach a final ranked list of applicants.

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