National students

Crawford School of Public Policy provides a variety of scholarships and fee discounts to domestic students.

For Crawford School’s Graduate Certificates, there are two ways to obtain a fee discount:

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) - Job-ready Packages

Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts

To be eligible for either of these discounts you must:

  • Commence your short course in 2021
  • Complete your full Graduate Certificate in 2021 or the first half of 2022.

If a full degree is not completed, the remainder of the courses will be billed on a full-fee bases from Semester 2 2022. View the reduced fees for your chosen program on the programs and courses website.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for the following two Crawford School programs:

Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management Online

A CSP can save you a significant amount of money on your tuition fees, in some cases more than 50 per cent on the cost of full-fee graduate study. You may find detailed information by visiting the ANU website here.

CSPs for the programs are limited, competitive and awarded on academic merit. There is no application process for a CSP. All students will be ranked according to the GPA of the qualification used as the basis of admission.

Commonwealth funding for this initiative is only available for 2021 (to be advised for Semester 2). Any remaining courses that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported.

ANU Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts

In 2021, the University is offering fee discounts to students seeking to upskill or reskill by undertaking an eligible Graduate Certificate program at the University. Fee discount is available to a prospective ANU student who

  1. is a domestic student

  2. receives an offer of admission to one of the eligible postgraduate short courses listed below:

Graduate Certificate of Environmental and Resource Economics

Graduate Certificate of International and Development Economics

Graduate Certificate of National Security Policy

Graduate Certificate of Policy Design & Analysis

Graduate Certificate of Public Management

Graduate Certificate of Public Policy

  1. is a full fee paying student (i.e. not in receipt of any sponsorship or other fee reductions).

No application required — all eligible applicants will receive notification of the discount in their admissions offer or by a separate letter of offer.

For detailed information, visit the ANU website here.

Garrurru Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and Crawford School of Public Policy offer future and current Indigenous postgraduate students to apply for the Garrurru Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship. Scholarship recipients receive a fee-waiver scholarship for a maximum of 96 units of courses undertaken in a postgraduate program in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific — the equivalent of an entire master’s degree.

For more information visit Garrurru Scholarship

Dr Claire Clark Scholarship

In honour of Dr Claire Clark and recongition of her interest in international relations and public policy, this Scholarship is designed to support postgraduate students pursuing programs in public policy and/or international relations and award students who have already demonstrated outstanding academic ability as an indication of their future potential impact.

The award may be available to up to two national ANU students with a demonstrated history of excellent academic performance enrolled in postgraduate programs including the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy.

Funding for this award has been generously provided by Mr Russell Clark.

In 2016, this scholarship was awarded to two Crawford School Master of Public Policy students, Ella Weisbrot and Anna Dunkley.

For more information visit Dr Claire Clark Scholarship

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to postgraduate students who are undertaking a Masters by coursework or research or a PhD at one of nine participating world-class universities - which include ANU. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence in their own field of study, Westpac Future Leader Scholars will have the desire and potential to become leaders, inspire others and build collaborative networks across disciplines, and have a vision to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Australia.

For more information visit Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship


The Master of Environmental Management and Development and the Master of Climate Change have been listed with Centrelink as approved degrees for student income support (ie Youth Allowance for students aged 25 and under or Austudy for those aged over 25 years). To be eligible to claim student income support you must be enrolled full-time and be studying on campus.

For more information visit Department of Human Services

National Security College Entry Scholarship for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students

The ANU NSC Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students offers a partial fee grant to a new applicant from an Indigenous community who has received an offer to join either degree program and may be awarded by the College each year.

For more information visit National Security College Scholarships

Higher Education Loan Program

The Australian Government provides financial assistance to students through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), which consists of five different loan schemes.

For more information visit StudyAssist

ANU scholarships

ANU offers a range of scholarship opportunities for national students.

For more information visit ANU Scholarships & support

Updated:  10 May 2021/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team