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Policy: Student financial awards


To articulate the University’s standards and principles for student financial awards administered by the University.


This policy sets out the principles for the establishment, award, administration and management of student financial awards.


All financial awards for students offered by the University including coursework scholarships, Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships, grants and bursaries.

Policy statement


  1. ANU student financial awards administered by the University:
  • align with the strategic directions of the University;
  • meet the academic standards of the University;
  • draw to the attention of students the Australian taxation requirements for income tax exemption for the recipient and recommend students seek independent advice on taxation consequences;
  • attract and retain students on the basis of merit and/or access;
  • have transparent eligibility requirements and selection criteria;
  • have clear, specific objectives; and
  • are sustainable to manage and monitor.
  1. University student financial awards funded by specific organisational units or external donors are established and managed within the parameters of this policy and the Gifts and Fundraising policy and associated procedures.
  2. Each student financial award is governed by the Conditions of Award and documentation used in the establishment of the student financial award as outlined in the associated procedure for that student financial award.


Printable version (PDF)
Title Student Financial Awards (under review)
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_007803
Purpose To articulate the University’s principles and policies for coursework scholarships.
Audience Students, Students-Graduate, Prospective Students, Students-Undergraduate, Staff
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Students
Effective Date 18 Nov 2022
Next Review Date 18 Nov 2027
Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration
Approved By: Academic Board
Contact Area Division of Student Administration and Academic Services
Delegations 294,296-304, 316

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