However, if you are living overseas and you have close ties (either family or genuine job offer) in Canberra; OR you have completed a PhD at an ACT university, you can still apply for ACT 190 nomination if you meet the criteria. 

CANBERRA RESIDENTS - if you are living in Canberra, you can apply for ACT 190 nomination as soon as you meet the nomination criteria. 


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Scholarships are offered by many of Canberra’s institutions and are awarded based on a broad range of criteria. Winning a scholarship can provide financial assistance to help pay for your studies.

The Australian Government and some community based organisations also provide scholarships. They cover various educational sectors, including vocational education and training, student exchanges, undergraduate and postgraduate study and research.

The Australian National University

There are many ways to access the unique learning experience at The Australian National University. Scholarships are available for local, regional, national and international applicants.

The University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has a number of scholarships available to all students, including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Domestic and International students. Scholarships are available in most disciplines and are supported by community organisations, the Government and the University of Canberra.

University of New South Wales – Canberra

A number of scholarships are available to domestic and international research students at UNSW Canberra.

Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University is able to offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to commencing and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students across all fields of study. Many of these scholarships and bursaries recognise outstanding academic achievement and acknowledge the University's responsibility to provide access to students who might otherwise be excluded, or disadvantaged, by socio-economic, cultural, geographic and/or other disadvantages.

Canberra Institute of Technology

Canberra Institute of Technology offers scholarships for domestic and international students.

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University offers a range of scholarships to help you with the costs of study. While some scholarships are specific to a course or faculty, there are also scholarships offered through government and private business that can be used for almost any course. Scholarships are awarded for a range of criteria, such as academic excellence, commitment to school, community or university life, financial hardship or students from remote or Indigenous backgrounds.