National Security College Scholarships

The ANU National Security College offers several scholarships, all of which are outlined below. For additional information and to apply, please contact crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au.

The ANU National Security Policy Scholarship

The objectives of this scholarship are to foster domestic talent in national security policy and attract high quality applicants who may otherwise have been excluded due to financial constraints and who can demonstrate long-term commitment to a career in national security in either the public service or policy research. Domestic recipients of this scholarship will receive a 50% tuition fee scholarship.

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NSC Student Excellence Scholarship

The objective of this scholarship is to support a high achieving student to study the Master of National Security Policy. This Award is aimed at supporting a student to undertake studies on campus at the NSC. The scholarship offers a stipend of a maximum of $36,000 ($24,000 per annum) paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester, for the duration of the program (up to 72 units).

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NSC Indigenous Excellence Scholarship

The objectives of this scholarship are to support an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student to complete a postgraduate coursework award at the ANU National Security College, and to attract a high achieving prospective Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student who otherwise may not have the opportunity to undertake studies with the NSC. This scholarship offers a stipend of a maximum of $36,000 ($24,000 per annum) paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester, for the duration of the program (up to 72 units).

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Dr Margot McCarthy Memorial Scholarship for Women in Security

The objectives of this scholarship are to support and empower women who wish to enter the national security industry but do not have the means to do so. The scholarship offers a stipend of a maximum of $36,000 ($24,000 per annum) paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester, for the duration of the program (up to 72 units).

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National Intelligence Community and National Security College Scholarship for Women

The objectives of this scholarship are to foster the talent of Australian women with a diverse background and skillset who are interested in national security and pursuing a career in the national intelligence community, to showcase the College’s programs for high achievers, and to provide an opportunity to standout women who may otherwise be unable to undertake a Master of National Security Policy degree. Funding for this Award has been provided by one or more Commonwealth government agencies in the National Intelligence Community (‘NIC’). This scholarship provides tuition fee sponsorship for the duration of the eligible study program.

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National Security College Thesis Grant

The objectives of this scholarship are to encourage high achieving students in the Master of the National Security Policy to complete a thesis as part of their postgraduate coursework degree, and to financially support them during their enrolment in the thesis course. The Award of $7000, is paid in a one-off instalment at the beginning of semester unless otherwise stated in the letter of offer.

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