Fully funded scholarships for Masters & PhD in 6 Australian Universities| RTP scholarship

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The Research Training Program (RTP) provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to higher education providers (HEPs) to support both domestic and overseas students undertaking research doctorate and research masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).

The objectives of the RTP scheme are to:

  • provide flexible funding arrangements to support the training of domestic students and overseas students undertaking HDRs at Australian HEPs
  • deliver graduates with the skills required to build careers in academia and other sectors of the labor market 
  • support collaboration between HEPs and industry, and other research end-users
  • support overseas students undertaking HDR studies at Australian HEPs.

Students can be offered RTP Scholarships for one or more of the following:

  • tuition fees offset
  • stipend for general living costs
  • allowances related to the ancillary cost of research degrees.
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Research masters students – period of support

RTP Scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. RTP Scholarships are available for a maximum period of 2 years for a research master’s degree. Under temporary arrangements enacted in 2020 to reduce the impacts of COVID-19, this maximum period was extended to 2 years and 6 months (full-time students), at the discretion of HEPs.

Research doctorate students – period of support

RTP Scholarships are available for a research doctorate degree for a minimum of 3 years, up to a maximum of 4 years, at the discretion of the HEP.  Under temporary arrangements enacted in 2020 to reduce the impacts of COVID-19, this maximum period was extended to 4 years and 6 months (full-time students), at the discretion of HEPs.

RTP funding is administered by individual HEPs who each have their own application and selection process. Students need to contact their chosen provider directly to discuss how to apply for the RTP scheme.

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 RTP Frequently Asked Questions for students are available.

Information on commencing a postgraduate research degree HDR courses can be found on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website. General information about support arrangements that may be available to students can be viewed at the StudyAssist website.

For HEP administrators, RTP Frequently Asked Questions for administrators are available.

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Here are links to 6 Universities offering the RTP Fully funded scholarships for Masters and Ph.D. in Australia. Apply now.

Australian National University

Griffith University

Sydney University

CQ University Australia

University of Melbourne

Deakin University


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