University of Sydney: Fully funded scholarship for Master’s and PhD for the 2024/2025 academic year.

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The University of Sydney offers a fully funded Postgraduate research scholarship. Funded by the Australian government and valued at up to $143,881, the Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship covers tuition fees and provides a living-costs stipend to support outstanding international research students.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters and PhD
  • Fully funded tuition
  • Institution: University of Sydney
  • $40,109 per year
  • All year round
  • The visa application fee will be waived by the relevant Commonwealth Department and is only available at the time of visa application. The University of Sydney will not reimburse students for visa application fees that have already been paid by the student.

Benefits of the scholarship

  1. Full tuition fee waiver

2. The RTP International Scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs and 

3. Overseas health cover

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Eligibility criteria

You must:

  • be a commencing or enrolled international postgraduate research student
  • have an outstanding record of academic achievement and research potential (research publications are highly regarded)
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in a master’s by research or PhD at the University of Sydney.

Submission deadline

Research Periods 3 and 4, 2024 commence from 21 December 2023 till 29 February 2024

Research Periods 1 and 2, 2025 commence from13 September 2024 till 22 November 2024

Research Periods 3 and 4, 2025 commence from 17 December 2024 till February 2025 

Application procedure

  • A separate application is not required however, commencing students should select the check box to be considered for the RTP scholarship when submitting their postgraduate research degree application.
  •  You must submit your research degree course application before the relevant RTP deadlines.
  • Currently, enrolled HDR students may apply here. Please note that if you have previously been unsuccessful for RTP you will need to provide further academic qualifications or further research publications to be re-considered.
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Note: International RTP selection is usually completed several months before your study commencement date. This means if you wish to commence in Research Period 1 (1 January) or Research Period 2 (1 March) you will need to have submitted your research degree application in September the year prior. If you wish to start in Research Period 3 (1 July) or Research Period 4 (1 October) you will need to have applied in December, the year prior. 

Note: Please note that your scholarship outcome and course application outcome may be received at separate times. 

To learn more about this scholarship please visit the official website here

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