St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Master
  • AUD$75,000

Are you ready to embark on a world-class education that will push you to think with some of history’s most brilliant philosophers, poets, and scientists? To ask and attempt to answer the most timeless and timely questions of human existence?

At St. John’s, great books—and great discussions—are the heart of the college’s distinctive liberal arts program. The aim of the education offered by 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.

The Ramsay scholarship supports up to six Australians a year to undertake the Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts at St John’s, focusing on great books of the western canon and participate in an internship program in an area of interest in Washington D.C.

This is a scholarship by

The Ramsay Centre

All Scholarships from The Ramsay Centre


  • Applicants must have received a place in the Liberal Arts master program at St John’s College, Annapolis.

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The scholarship is worth AUD$75,000 for two years.

The scholarship covers living, tuition fees and other related expenses.

Ramsay Postgraduate Scholars at St John’s College will have opportunities for internships in Washington DC in their second year. Prior to the commencement of the scholarship, St. John’s College will assign a mentor to the scholars to assist them individually to secure internships in their unique areas of interest. Scholars will also be invited to participate in a summer study group as a cohort.

Internships will normally commence in the North American summer (June-August) and may be continued part-time during the remainder of the student’s time as a student at St John’s.

Scholars will be encouraged to turn their attention to securing an internship soon after commencing their study.


Apply to the Graduate Institute’s Master of Arts in Liberal Arts degree program. Ramsay Scholars will start together in the Fall Semester. Whilst applications are considered on a rolling basis, early submission is highly encouraged. Candidates who wish to apply for the Ramsay Scholarship should submit an application to St John’s College, Annapolis, before January. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and early submission is highly encouraged.

If you are admitted to St. John’s, you may then apply for the Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship, which will open on February 1 2024.

With the support of St. John’s and Ramsay Centre staff, prepare to move to the U.S. and begin your course in August 2024. It is important to apply for a visa as early as possible.