Financial Assistance

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What Financial Assistance is Available?

The College provides several forms of financial assistance to ANU students resident at Burgmann.  They include scholarships and bursaries under meritorious and equity criteria, including community awareness, that reflects the overall ethos of Burgmann.

They are selected from those applicants who can demonstrate all three of the following:
a)    Academic merit
b)    Financial need
c)    Evidence of any kind of community contribution either at a previous education establishment, or with a charity organisation,  a church etc.

A personal contribution to the life at Burgmann is an important part of living at the College.

Financial Assistance is granted upon the recommendation of the Scholarships and Bursaries Committee of the Council.

Bursaries are usually awarded for one academic or residential year and are available to both new and returning residents. Application forms are available on the Burgmann website from October onwards.  Up to 3 scholarships are available.  Closing dates are outlined in the application form located at the bottom of the page.

Because demand for bursaries and scholarships is high, it is not possible to assist every applicant.  Also, while an application may be made for both a bursary and a scholarship, it is not possible to hold both concurrently.  The Committee reserves the right not to grant bursaries or scholarships where it is of the view that there is insufficient merit or need.

Burgmann College Bursaries

Bursaries are available for both new residents and continuing residents. The criteria for the award of bursaries is based on financial need, academic merit and community contribution (see above) with the primary weighting on financial need. Funds are currently available for the award of up to six bursaries per annum of up to $5,000 each. Bursaries are not available for residents choosing to occupy a double room. Bursary awards are confidential. All bursaries and scholarships take the form of a reduction in term fees.  Up to 3 bursaries are available.  Applications close for existing residents (returners) on Friday 2 December 2022 and new residents Friday 6 January 2023..

New Beginnings Flexible Bursary

Established as key priority of our inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan in 2019 the New Beginnings Flexible Bursary is made possible through generous donations to the Burgmann College New Beginnings Flexible Bursary Fund. Thanks to our donors, in 2022 we are able to offer the bursary at up to $5,000 per year, for up to three years. The purpose of this Bursary is to provide financial support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ANU students living at Burgmann College, so that they may achieve their highest potential, academically and personally. The Bursary may be applied as a credit towards a resident’s fees at Burgmann College, or as a cash payment used to assist with living expenses, and other costs associated with living away from a resident's home city or town.

CONTACT US:   We encourage applicants for the New Beginnings Flexible Bursary to contact us at any time if you have any questions or would like assistance in completing the application form below. Please contact: Mrs Nerrida Higgins Telephone: 02 6125 6081 Email:

Burgmann College Scholarships

Scholarships are available for new residents at Burgmann College either undergraduate or postgraduate. The criteria for the award of scholarships is the same as for bursaries (academic merit, financial need and community contribution – see above), but with a primary weighting on academic merit.  Funds are currently available for the award of up to three scholarships of $5,000 each. All bursaries and scholarships take the form of a reduction in term fees.  Up to 3 scholarships are available.  Applications close Friday, 2 December 2022.

Burgmann Price Scholarship

An annual award the Scholarship Committee selects from Australian applicants who are recent or first generation migrant, regional and/or indigenous students and who will be a resident of Burgmann College in that year. Selection is on academic merit, the students’ need for financial support and their contribution to the community. Please see information below.

Other Financial Assistance

Tuckwell Scholarship

Charles Hawker Scholarship

ANU Scholarships

How do I apply for a financial assistance?

Application forms are available by downloading the application form here.  Applications are now open for 2023.  Please pay particular attention to the Application Closing Dates on the application form!

Further Information

For further information please contact the Manager Business and Finance, Nerrida Higgins, by telephone +61 2 6125 6081 or at