CASS Study Tour and Field Trip Bursary

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Study Tour and Field Trip Travel Bursary is a bursary for students in financial need who are going on an approved CASS short-term domestic or international study tour or field trip that counts toward academic credit.

Successful applicants are paid in one instalment prior to departure upon proof of enrolment into the short-term study tour or field trip course. Bursaries range from $500 to $2500 depending on the student's application, financial need, destination country and length of trip.

Please note that students who are in receipt of other awards (for example the Ethel Tory Language Scholarship, New Colombo Plan Scholarship) can only receive $500  as additional support.

For the full conditions of the Bursary, see the Conditions of Award.

Who can apply?

To be eligible you:

  • are either a domestic student or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • are enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program in CASS
  • will be enrolled in a short term study tour or field trip course in CASS
  • can demonstrate financial hardship, for example:  recipient of government allowance (Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy, rent assist, humanitarian visa)

Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria.
Please note: students who are not enrolled in a coursework program managed by CASS are NOT eligible to apply.

How to apply

  1. Determine whether you can meet the eligibility criteria listed above and in the Conditions of Award.
  2. Fill the application form.

2024 Application dates

Applications are due eight (8) weeks PRIOR to your departure date.

The College acknowledges that applications opened late for students travelling in Autumn, Winter and Semester 1 2024 and will accept late applications for those students who cannot submit 8 weeks prior to their departure. Please submit applications as soon as practicable in order to be assessed and, if successful, reveive funds in a timely manner.  

Students who apply after the travel dates will not be considered for a bursary.

Frequently asked questions

What documentation must I supply?

Applications under Government allowance 
Upload Centrelink correspondence (must be the full letter no older than 3-6 months) outlining your benefit

Refugee status:
A copy of your visa/passport details of your humanitarian visa

What is an appropriate government allowance statement?

This is your latest statement from the government outlining your Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy, Centrelink benefits. You must provide the full document (not just the first page). The statement must be no older than three - six months from the date of your application for the travel grant.


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