Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships for Domestic and international students


The RTP awards both domestic and international students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).
Host institutions:
Participating Universities in Australia
Field of study:
Participating Universities in Australia offers Masters by research degree or Doctorate Degree programmes.
Number of Awards:
Not specified
Target group:
Domestic and international students
Scholarship value/inclusions:
1.An RTP Fees Offset pays for the tuition fees of a higher degree by research (HDR) student that would otherwise have been paid by the student. This requires that a university to fully offset tuition fee applicable for a student. This is not a stipend.
2. An RTP Stipend to assist students with their living costs while undertaking a higher degree by research.
3. RTP Allowances to assist students with ancillary costs of a higher degree by research (HDR). This includes relocation costs to undertake a HDR, HDR thesis printing and academic publication costs and health cover costs for recipients and their dependents.
A student must be a domestic student or an overseas student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian HEP.
The basic eligibility criteria for an RTP are listed in Section 1.5 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017.
Application instructions:
Each university has its own application and selection process, please contact your chosen university directly to discuss how to apply for the RTP scheme.
The deadline varies per university but is around April-October each year.
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