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ANZSOG scholarships

ANZSOG Scholarship application process is now open!

The Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) has opened applications for the Executive Masters of Public Administration (EMPA) and the Executive Fellows Program (EFP).

Executive Master of Public Administration

The EMPA is a two-year postgraduate program designed to equip senior managers (e.g. AO8 to SES 2 levels or equivalent) with the leadership, management, and policy skills needed in today’s public sector. The next EMPA cohort will commence in February 2019.

All enquiries about the EMPA should be directed to the program coordinator at ANZSOG

Download the 2019 EMPA brochure.
Download 2019 Executive Master of Public Administration application (DOCX, 164 KB)

Executive Fellows Program

The EFP is a three-week residential program for senior executives (e.g. SES 3 and above or equivalent) to further develop their leadership, management and relationship skills, particularly the capacity to work across boundaries and engage internationally. The 2018 EFP will be held from 5 November to 23 November, including components in Wellington, Canberra and Singapore.

All enquiries about the EFP should be directed to the program coordinator at ANZSOG

Note that program participants are responsible for obtaining approval for the overseas study component prior to the commencement of the program in November 2018.

Download the 2018 EFP brochure
Download 2018 Executive Fellows Program application form (DOCX, 123 KB)

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is offering 5 scholarships for EMPA and 3 for EFP. See the timeline below for instructions on how to submit your application.


Staff from the 21 government agencies are eligible as the scholarship funds are provided by the Leadership Board. Agencies can nominate one staff member for each program. Interested applicants are encouraged to discuss their interest with their senior leader and/or relevant HR area. All applications require the approval of the agency Chief Executive.

Note that government agencies (other than the 21 departments) can nominate officers to participate in the EMPA and EFP, under their own agency funding. Please let the PSC know if your agency intends to do so.

Scholarship application process

27 June 2018

Applications must be submitted by your HR team to the PSC at development@psc.qld.gov.au, preferably in Word (.doc) format. All applications must include all relevant attachments and the signature of your Director-General (or equivalent) in the ‘Agency Endorsement’ section.

Note that EMPA applicants must also submit a hard-copy application, including certified or original copies of academic transcripts. Hard-copies are not required for applications to the EFP.

July 2018PSC will convene a panel of Directors-General to select the successful nominees to ANZSOG for the 2018 EFP and 2019 EMPA.
Early August 2018

PSC will advise scholarship applicants of the outcome of their application.

If an applicant is unsuccessful in being awarded a scholarship, the department can separately fund their nominee. Agencies are asked to send a copy of any agency-funded applications to the PSC (as well as to ANZSOG).

Late August 2018PSC will submit all Queensland applications (both scholarship and agency-funded) to ANZSOG for consideration.
September/October 2018ANZSOG will advise both the PSC and nominees if their application has been successful.

Scholarship recipients

If selected for a scholarship, you are expected to:

  • successfully fulfil all requirements of the study program within a reasonable period of time
  • remain employed with the Queensland public sector for sufficient time after completing the qualification for the sector to realise benefit from the investment
  • participate in PSC development activities to share your learnings across the sector
  • notify the PSC of any changes to their employment status or contact details.

EMPA scholarship recipients will be required to complete an enrolment agreement (DOCX, 92 KB).

The PSC will:

  • provide a point of contact for scholarship recipients during the study period
  • organise payments for course fees to the program providers
  • collect data in order to evaluate and report on the study programs.