Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value 1. World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship (Value of AUD$85,000 p.a.). 2. St John’s College, Annapolis, Master of Liberal Arts Scholarship and Internship Program (Value of AUD$60,000 p.a. for two years).
Scholarship duration Between 1-3 years
Number awarded Up to 25 scholarships will be awarded in 2022
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 31 March 2022
Date scholarship is awarded 31 May 2022


The World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship supports young Australians to undertake graduate study at the world’s best universities (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Harvard, Princeton, Bologna etc.) for one, two and, in select cases, three years of graduate coursework and/or research.

The St John’s College Annapolis Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship supports young Australians to undertake the Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts at St John’s focusing on the great books of the western canon. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in an internship program in an area of interest in Washington DC. The aim of the education at St John’s is the liberation of the human intellect. By reading great books and struggling together with the fundamental questions that they raise, students and their teachers learn from their differences and discover more deeply their shared humanity. From conversations around the seminar table and beyond, students leave St. John’s intelligently and critically appreciative of their common heritage and well equipped to master the specific skills of any calling.

October Information Seminar:

Sign up for the October information webinar on the St John's College, Annapolis Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship featuring current Ramsay Postgraduate Scholar Ben Crocker: https://sjc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__1OvTZAoTH6SlL8fmtEIrA

Date: Thursday October 28, 2021, 9:00 AM (AEST Brisbane)

More information about the St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate scholarship can be found at:  St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship - The Ramsay Centre


Ramsay scholars will be selected on the basis of:

  • Strength of character, leadership qualities, and commitment to serve others as demonstrated by their contribution to the community, public debate or professional involvement.
  • Outstanding academic achievement, and breadth and depth of intellectual vision.
  • Commitment to advancing a richer and deeper understanding of our civilisation obtained through the study of its history, philosophy, legal and political systems, religion, literature and languages, science and social sciences, music, art and architecture.

Students applying for the World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship will need to have secured a place in a graduate program at UQ before finalising their application. 

The scholarships are granted for commencement of study in the year of application.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Step 1: May-Dec 2021: Express your interest in the Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship by emailing: postgrad@ramsaycentre.org

Step 2: Sep 2021 – Jan 2022: Commence and finalise your application for overseas study with the relevant institution. In your Ramsay application, you will be able to list up to three institutions at which you’ve been offered a place.

Step 3: 1 Feb – 31 March 2022: Open an account in the application portal on or after Feb 1 and commence your application. Applications close on 31 March. In the application you will need to:

  • Provide evidence of Australian citizenship (or permanent residency)
  • Provide evidence that you have been accepted into one or more of the graduate programs for which you have applied, for 2022 start. List up to three.
  • Provide an academic summary of your career to date (institutions and degrees obtained), including certified transcripts and awards
  • Provide a summary of work experience, community service and leadership, and other noteworthy non-academic activities
  • Address the selection criteria (400 words on each) and future goals (400 words)
  • Provide contact details of three referees. Referees will submit their references independently of the applicant. At least one of the referees must be able to speak about your academic ability.


The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation