The Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia (ARSA) has established a Scholarship Fund to allow an overseas Commonwealth student to study in Australia, enabling them to undertake research relevant to their thesis project and to consult with leading scholars.

Details about the annual ARSA Scholarship

The ARSA Scholarship will enable the successful applicant to spend a period of between six and twelve months as a visiting postgraduate scholar at an Australian university to undertake research towards the fulfilment of the requirements of the research degree for which he or she is currently enrolled. Please note, the recipient will be known as an ARSA Scholar.

The Scholarship will provide a grant-in-aid to a maximum of A$20,000, inclusive of the contribution to the Scholarship holder's travelling expenses to and from Australia. The successful Scholarship holder will normally be in receipt of a stipend from their home university for pursuit of their studies and would demonstrate in their application the following:

  • an outstanding record of achievement and qualities of leadership in academic and other areas (eg in cultural, sporting or community organisations and through voluntary service)
  • the benefits of the visit to Australia to their research programme
  • the benefits to scholarship in their research area at their home university, and their nation