Physics scholarships

Scholarships and grants are provided to assist students with the cost of their studies.

Scholarships vary in value and may be offered to cover some or all of the costs associated with tuition, accommodation, materials, cost of living and other expenses. The Conditions of Award for each scholarship stipulates what the scholarship may be used for.

Undergraduate scholarships

The complete list of scholarships available to ANU undergraduate students is available on the central ANU website.

In addition to the centrally listed scholarships, the following scholarships may specifically be of interest to physics undergraduate students:

Honours scholarships

The complete list of ANU honours scholarships is available on the central ANU website.

Some scholarships of interest to physics honours students include:

Summer research scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships aim to provide talented physics, engineering and maths students with an opportunity to experience research based activities at Physics at ANU.

The scholarship, available to university students across Australia and New Zealand, provides an allowance and full board and accommodation on the ANU campus.

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Graduate scholarships

ANU offers a variety of scholarships to eligible students studying a graduate degree program.

For a comprehensive list of scholarships please visit the central ANU list of scholarships available to coursework and research graduate students.

Master students (graduate coursework)

ANU offers a number of scholarships to assist students undertaking graduate coursework programs.

Some scholarships that may be of interest to Physics Master students include:

Domestic Higher Degree Research students

The following stipend scholarships are available to domestic HDR students:

Currently, domestic students automatically receive an Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Fee Offset scholarship when admitted to an eligible HDR program at the University. The AGRTP Fee Offset scholarship covers HDR program tuition fees.

More information on AGRTP scholarships is available in

International Higher Degree Research students

International students are required to pay tuition fees. Please see the Indicative Higher Degree Research Fees for information on current tuition fees for international students.

A number of scholarships is available to International PhD students to help with the cost of tuition and living expenses:

No separate application is required as we automatically consider all eligible applicants for these scholarships.

Scholarships for MPhil candidates are funded by individual Schools/Colleges. RSPhys currently does not offer ANU Tuition Fee Scholarship - MPhil

A number of external scholarship opportunities for international students is also available:

Applicants should consider that living costs in Australia are high.

All international students are required to have visa-length Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Please see Overseas Student Health Cover - Duration & Costs.

Special assistance

Students who are currently enrolled in one of the programs offered by the Research School of Physics, are experiencing special difficulties and require financial assistance to continue and/or to complete their studies, can apply for the Ben Williams Student Support Grant.


Undergraduate Postgraduate coursework enquiries

(02) 612 55195

Postgraduate Research enquiries

(02) 612 51315