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Director’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The scholarship is offered by ANU College of Science.


The scholarship is available to a prospective ANU student who:

  • is an International student; and
  • is currently enrolled in the SDU-ANU Joint Science College at Shandong University, Weihai; and
  • receives an offer of admission to a vertical double degree combination of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs offered by the ANU College of Science; and
  • has not received this scholarship previously.


Each Director’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence offers a stipend of $15,000.

The scholarship amount is paid over two years in equal instalments after census date of the first and third semester after commencement at ANU (unless otherwise stated in the scholarship letter of offer).

Eight (8) scholarships are offered per year.

Scholarships are equally divided between the top-ranked male and top-ranked female applicants from each degree program / major at SDU – ANU Joint Science College (JSC), as determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee.


Selection is made on the basis of meeting the eligibility criteria (as outlined in the Conditions of Award) and academic merit. Other factors such as diversity of the student cohort, community and university engagement or evidence of leadership may also be taken into account. Preference may be given to marks achieved in academic courses at JSC that are relevant to the student’s major at the ANU.

How to apply

Eligible students will be provided a link to the online scholarship application form after they have submitted their application to study at the ANU. Online scholarship application form link will be sent to the email address provided by the student in their ANU International Student Application Form.

Scholarship application deadline for Semester 1, 2024: 5 November 2023

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