Study at a top ranked university with up to 60% scholarship award

Open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents

The scholarships are established in honour of Alexander Downer AC and Mike Rann AC, two individuals who championed the establishment of Carnegie Mellon University in Australia.

Why study at Carnegie Mellon

Highly recognised as a trailblazer in the world of technology, business intelligence, and robotics, CMU’s current and past faculty members and alumni are making waves in art, science, and technology.

In a world where it seems jobs are scarce, the 2010 Wall Street Journal poll for job recruiters rated Carnegie Mellon as No. 1 for computer science, No. 4 for finance, and No. 7 for business — with an overall ranking of 10, aiding graduates with the skills to find a job in their field with ease.

Award Value

60% of domestic tuition fee. Open to Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Please refer to the fee table below. The per unit costs are inclusive of the financial package from CMU and the Downer-Rann Scholarship.

ProgramNo. of UnitsAY 2018/2019

Cost Per Unit

Information Technology
144AUD $131
Public Policy
168AUD $115

Programs at Carnegie Mellon

Public Policy (Digital Transformation and Analytics)

Become a leader and manager of a public, private or non-profit organization. Graduate with a better understanding of current trends in technology and analytics can help you tackle complex policy issues.

IT Management (Information Security)

Gain value from technology by understanding how it interacts with business processes, strategy, and policy. With a specialisation on the need to adapt to the changing intruder landscape, you'll gain a deeper understanding of risk management, information security, and data privacy.

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Aimed at developing an elite set of graduates cross-trained in business process analysis, technology management and data science including predictive modelling, analytical reporting, GIS mapping, segmentation analysis, and data visualisation.


Meet our Students

Carnegie Mellon attracts some of the best and brightest students worldwide, which is why we offer competitive scholarships that aids admirable students in reaching their goals.

Through this degree, I now have an arsenal of knowledge. And thanks to the incredible lecturers we all have the potential to be real world leaders. - Kristin Carson, Public Policy Graduate, Associate Research Professor University of South Australia
The courses are challenging and the small class sizes mean lecturers know you by your first name and are always available to chat after class. - Michael Guy, Public Policy Student, Senior Environmental Planner EPA
Carnegie Mellon University is an internationally recognised university and the Heinz School of Public Affairs has an excellent global reputation. The high standard and reputation is the reason I chose CMU for my postgraduate career training in policy and management. - Dr Pallave Dasari, Public Policy Student, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Australia

How to Apply

Fill out the enquiry form below and one of our team members will assist you in getting your application started.

Open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents

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