Each year the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training provides funding to Universities to award scholarships to International students undertaking Higher Degree Research programs.
From 1 January 2017, the Australian Government is replacing the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) with a single program, the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP or RTP). As current support programs are not continuing beyond 1 January 2017, the University is required by legislation to transfer all IPRS recipients to the new Australian Government Research Training Program International Fee Offset Scholarship.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) 2017 set the basis for the conditions of award and outline the basic eligibility requirements for this scholarship.
The ANU has established an RTP Policy & Procedure which outlines the standards, processes and conditions for this scholarship. These documents are available from the reference document section of this page.
Full Tuition fees for up to 3 years with the potential for two 6 month extensions
Candidates are ranked and scholarships are awarded based on a competitive ranking process, to the top ranked candidates, subject to evidence they meet merit-based selection criteria, and subject to confirmation of a qualified supervisor, space and resources being available, in an area of research that is aligned with ANU research strategy.
The Australian Government Research Training Program InternationaI Fee Offset Scholarship:
How to apply
No application is required specifically for this scholarship as all eligible candidates will be considered.