Chop your course fees in half! Scholarships for March 2021 intake now open!

The Myles McGregor-Lowndes Scholarship covers 50% of the domestic tuition fees for the Graduate Certificate of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) and the core units of the Master of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies).

We are currently taking applications – but you’ll need to be quick! To find out how to apply, go to the MML Scholarship page today!

Hear from past MML scholars on how the scholarship helped them.

This scholarship was established by ACPNS Founding Director, Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes in 2017 to mark his transition to retirement, in the hope of continuing his tradition of investing in students with the goal of fostering tomorrow’s community’s leaders. We thank each and every one of our donors for making this scholarship available to the next generation of community leaders.

You can also check out other bursaries and scholarships available to ACPNS students.

It’s not too late to apply to study in March 2021!

Want to do something really exciting in 2021? In less than 12 months you can get a valuable qualification under your belt which will set you apart in the sector! The Graduate Certificate of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) will equip you with the skills to manage a philanthropic, nonprofit or social enterprise organisation and will open doors for you all over the world.

Applications are closing soon, so don’t delay. If you’d like to chat, give us a call today on +61 7 3138 1020 or ENROL NOW.

Need more inspiration?

If you want to make a positive difference in the world, you’ve come to the right place. At ACPNS we foster community leaders. Our 600+ alumni are highly sought-after in the philanthropy, nonprofit and social enterprise sector and are making a difference in many parts of the world.

You can too.

Watch this short video of the difference some of our alums are making across the globe.


Still not convinced?

First rate courses

Highly regarded courses: Our courses are internationally recognised and respected and we are one of the pioneering centres for philanthropy, nonprofit and social enterprise studies in Australia.

Globally recognised qualifications: ACPNS is recognised as an education leader both here and overseas and offers a teaching and research environment focused on building the capability of the third sector in Australia.

Flexibility: Study on campus in Brisbane or online from anywhere. Six week teaching periods allow you to get a valuable qualification under your belt in less than a year.

Tailored to you: Our Masters program can be tailored to your desired focus area, whether that’s fundraising, management, HR or other specialized areas.

Smaller class numbers: The average class number for our Graduate Certificate in Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) is 42. Smaller classes mean you receive more personalised attention and input from your lecturers.

Build your networks

World-class lecturers: Our lecturers are nonprofit leaders. They are experts in their fields with high level practical experience, a forefront role in philanthropy and nonprofit research and a passion for teaching. They genuinely care about their students’ success. We hear time and time again that what sets us apart is the personal time and attention our students receive from their lecturers.

Like-minded fellow students: You will be studying with people who are just as passionate about the sector as you are and you will become part of a vibrant network of people who have the skills and know-how to bring about positive change.

Lifelong learning: We offer our alumni access to free resources and annual professional development opportunities, allowing them to stay front-and-centre of what’s happening in the sector, long after they’ve left the classroom.

37% – The percentage of ACPNS students who have an active involvement with the Centre, its lecturers and alumni after graduation – much higher than any other area across the university.

Make a difference

Enhance your nonprofit career or transition into a new one: The sector’s demand for qualified professionals continues to grow. By studying with ACPNS, YOU can make a difference by fortifying your credentials as a specialist in the sector.

Use your newfound skills to change the world: Our alumni are making a difference in many parts of the world, changing the lives of thousands of people for the better every day. You can too.

81% – Percentage of ACPNS alumni working in senior/high level positions in the sector

11% – Percentage of ACPNS alumni working in countries other than Australia

9% – Percentage of ACPNS alumni who have founded their own nonprofit or social enterprise organisation

Don’t believe us?

Hear from our students and alumni on how their studies have helped them.

Book in for a consult

We love to chat! To find out more about our courses and scholarships, simply call us on + 61 7 3138 1020 or email

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