Each year the University may offer an ANU Rural and Regional Equity Scholarship with the aim to increase access and provide opportunities for students from regional and remote areas of Australia to attend ANU and to support first year students with accommodation and living costs.

Funding for this award has been provided by a group of ANU undergraduate students from rural and regional Australia.   It is the desire of this passionate group of students that the scholarship will enable recipients to engage in all facets of university life, with a genuine desire to give back to the ANU and wider community


The award is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:

  • is a domestic student;
  • is enrolling in the first year of any undergraduate program at ANU;
  • has met the minimum ATAR requirements for admission into the selected undergraduate program;
  • is currently living in a rural, regional or remote area and completed the majority of their secondary studies in a rural, regional or remote area. Scholarship applicants can check the rural, regional and remote classification of their address at DoctorConnect
  • can demonstrate financial need.


Selection is made on the basis of the level of disadvantage and need demonstrated in the application. 


The scholarship provides a stipend of $5000 paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for the first year of the student's undergraduate program.

How to apply

Applications for 2019 should be made via the University Admissions Centre (UAC) by 28th November 2018. The link to the UAC Equity portal is available by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.