Downer-Rann Scholarships

Apply now open for August 2018 intake. Applications close on July 15, 2018.

Dower-Rann Scholarships

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.

Award Value

60% of domestic tuition fee.

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

MSIT144AUD $131
MSPPM168AUD $115

Number of Awards

2 MSPPM and 2 MSIT scholarship


Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents

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

Dr Pallave Dasari, Master of Science in Public Policy & Management student

How To Apply

  1. Complete the application form for either of the eligible programs. Click here for more information on how to apply.
  2. Please tick the scholarship application box and submit.
  3. The scholarship will only be assessed once a complete application is submitted.
  4. OR complete the enquiry form and someone from Admissions will be in touch to assist you with your application.

Mr Downer was the country's longest serving Foreign Minister (from 1996 to 2007) and sponsored the legislative reform that enabled CMU to establish its Asia-Pacific campusin Adelaide.  Mr Rann was the Premier of South Australia from 2002 to 2011 who spearheaded the creation of the state's international university precinct in which CMU became the first international university to establish a campus in Australia.