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Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)

A Commonwealth Supported Place (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.

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Length of Support
Duration of program

About this scholarship

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for the following two Crawford School programs in 2021 (to be advised for Semester 2):

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.

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  • You must be a domestic student ie Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or holder of a humanitarian visa.
  • You must be a continuing or commencing Graduate Coursework student*.
  • Research based programs including the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are not eligible as the fees for these are already covered by the Research Training Scheme (RTS).
  • Non-award study is not eligible.

*As a continuing student, you need to complete at least 24 units of study at ANU in the postgraduate programme you wish to be considered for a CSP.

  • Female
  • Male

Selection criteria

Selection for CSPs is managed by central Cousework Scholarship Office and based purely on academic merit (eg past academic performance, level of qualifications: PhD, H1, and Masters).

From 1 January 2021, new higher education students will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) in order to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) or Commonwealth financial assistance HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and OS-HELP.

From 1 January 2023, all higher education students, including those who commenced prior to 2021, must have a USI in order to graduate and receive their award.

Application process

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.