The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship provides a living allowance for high-quality research higher degree students. They are awarded on academic merit and research experience and/or potential. The RTP also includes a tuition fee off-set for all domestic Research Masters or PhD students. Please refer to the website for further information about the tuition fee off-set.
To be eligible for a RTP Stipend Scholarship, you must:
It is normal for recipients to undertake study on a full-time basis, although, subject to strict criteria laid down by the Australian Commonwealth Government, the award may be offered for part-time study.
RTP Round Dates:
(Applications can only be accepted during Scholarship Round Dates)
Opens: 14 August
Closes: 29 September
AU$26,682 (2017 rate) per annum tax free for full-time students, paid in fortnightly installments.
AU$13,341 (2017 rate) per annum, taxable, for part-time students, paid in fortnightly installments.
Three years full-time for a doctoral degree, two years for a research Master's degree. The duration of an RTP stipend scholarship cannot be extended.
How to apply:
Please make sure you read the Domestic Students Scholarship Application Guidelines.
Complete the Domestic Students Scholarship Application Form.
Detailed instructions are included on the form. Please make sure all required documentation is attached, or your application may not be considered.
Supervisor Statement of Support
Applicants must provide contact details of referees on the scholarship application. Applicants must request their referees to submit their written reports directly to the University using the Referee's Report Form.
For further information please contact https://hdr.custhelp.com/.
Further information about these scholarships can be found on the UNE HDR Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Policy webpage and in the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017.