Australian National University

Scholarships and admission schemes

ANU equity programs aim to make tertiary education accessible to all eligible students, regardless of their background. 

For details on Australian Government financial support through Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit the Department of Human Services website.


Equity Scholarships

Equity Scholarships (ES) assist disadvantaged students with the general costs associated with tertiary study. ES are awarded to students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those who receive Centrelink income support payments such as ABSTUDY, Austudy, Youth Allowance, Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment (Single) or the Carer Payment.

ANU offers a number of Equity Scholarships (ES) which are open to all eligible applicants applying to or currently enrolled at ANU.

How to apply for Equity Scholarships.

Other scholarships

ANU offers a number of undergraduate scholarships and a limited range of scholarships for graduate coursework study. For detailed information about undergraduate scholarships available at ANU, including application processes and deadlines, visit the ANU website.

Admission schemes and support programs

Educational Access Schemes

ANU has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) to assist applicants whose education has been disadvantaged by circumstances beyond their control for a substantial period of time. 

To apply for EAS you must be able to demonstrate that your Year 11 and/or Year 12 studies have been negatively affected for a period of at least six months, as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing. You must also be:

  • a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission
  • an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.

How Educational Access Schemes work.

Schools Recommendation Schemes

ANU participates in the Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS), which allow current Australian Year 12 students to receive early offers of undergraduate admission using criteria other than (or in addition to) ATARs. SRS for ANU is processed centrally through UAC and is assessed on equity-based criteria. There are no fees to apply for SRS, but you will be required to pay a processing fee when you apply for undergraduate admission through UAC.

Applicants must be Indigenous, Pasifika or eligible for the Equity Access Schemes (EAS) disadvantage categories.

How Schools Recommendation Schemes work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre offers a range of support services to all Indigenous Australian students, including orientation to the broad context of the University, study skills and academic advice, tutorial assistance, 24-hour computer lab access, a common room and study facilities.

To find out more, visit the ANU website.

International Baccalaureate Early Entry Scheme

The ANU International Baccalaureate Early Entry Scheme (IBEES) offers early entry to domestic school leavers currently completing an International Baccalaureate qualification in Australia and New Zealand IB Schools. IBEES considers your predicted IB grades to assess you for entry.

To find out more, visit the ANU website.

ANU Guaranteed Entry Scheme

ANU guarantees an offer in offer rounds prior to and including January Round 1 if the applicant:

  • achieves the lowest selection rank listed for that course, including any applicable adjustment factors
  • has the course listed as the highest preference
  • satisfies any applicable prerequisites or additional selection criteria.

If you don’t achieve the guaranteed selection rank you can still apply to ANU. Subject to places, ANU may make additional offers below the guaranteed selection rank on a merit basis.

To find out more, visit the ANU website.