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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

If you’re a student in Canberra, you can apply for financial support. Many scholarships are offered by the Australian Government, education providers and other organisations.

A scholarship can help you succeed

Depending on the program, you can use financial support to cover:

  • tuition
  • a living allowance
  • some other aspect of your studies

Each scholarship has different criteria and conditions. These are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship. You must submit applications directly with the scholarship provider. They are usually competitive in nature.

Institution Scholarships

Our tertiary institutions offer a range of scholarships to qualifying domestic and international students. For details, contact the institutions’ admissions team or international office.

University of Canberra

It’s easy to apply for scholarships at the University of Canberra. Submit one application, and you’ll be considered for all available scholarships.

Australian National University

ANU offers scholarships in recognition of academic achievements or high performance in your field. If you have unique challenges and experiences, ANU can help.

University of New South Wales, Canberra

UNSW Canberra offers scholarships to candidates of exceptional research potential who wish to undertake a higher degree by research.

Canberra Institute of Technology

CIT offers scholarships to help you focus on your studies and get the most from your time at CIT.

Australian Catholic University

ACU offers scholarships to all students. They’re not just for academically gifted students, or those in difficult circumstances, but also for demonstrated passion for your studies.

Charles Sturt University

CSU offers a range of scholarships, and can assess merit on various attributes beyond your academic record, including your involvement in community service.

Australian Government Scholarships

The Australian Government offers support for both Australian and international students across a range of disciplines.

The Australia Awards

The Department of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships and short courses to individuals from around 30 developing countries.

Research Training Program

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment administers the Research Training Program. The program offers a flexible funding pool to support domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees.

Interested in studying in Canberra?

Contact the Study Canberra team for information and advice