Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Australian Government Research Training Programme Scholarship

Australian Government Research Training Programme Scholarship

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The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship was created to assist students pursuing a higher degree through research (HDR). The scholarship is applicable to 42 of Australia's most prestigious universities and covers overseas tuition fees as well as a stipend. 

Goals of the Research Training Program Scholarship 

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The RTP's goals are as follows:

  • list items Provide flexible funding solutions to support domestic and international students pursuing HDRs at Australian HEPs.
  • list items Provide graduates with the skills needed to pursue professions in academia and other sectors of the labor market.
  • list items Encourage collaboration between HEPs and industry, as well as other research end users. 
  • Offered By  Australian Government 
    Amount Granted  Variable 
    Type of Scholarship  Merit-Based
    Level of Program Graduate and Doctorate 
    Application Deadline  Sept 15, 2024 (tentative)
    Renewability  Yearly 
    International Students Yes
    Official URL Visit Here

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    Benefits

    The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship provides benefits like:

  • list items It covers tuition fees for the course and provides a stipend for general living expenses.
  • list items It provides Overseas Student Health Coverage for the scholarship awardees and their family members. 
  • list items It provides allowances for the ancillary costs of higher degrees via research.
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    Eligibility Criteria 

    To be considered for an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS), a student must:

  • list items Be a citizen of any country except New Zealand, and should not be holding Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status, or New Zealand citizenship; and
  • list items Intend to begin full-time study for a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time in the year for which the award is to be offered. Students who started their higher degree by research the previous year but were unable to apply for an AGRTPS because of the timing of their application for admission and subsequent enrolment, or who started a higher degree by research but dropped out within six months of starting, may be eligible; and
  • list items To be considered for an Australian Government Research Scholarship, you must plan to enroll in a research concentration. These are areas where the University has a particular strength, where research resources have been concentrated, where external funding has been attracted; and
  • list items Satisfy all entry requirements for a higher degree by research, including English proficiency levels in accordance with the English Language Proficiency Requirements for HDR Candidature.
  • list items The minimum score requirement in English Language competency is, 
  • Test Name  Minimum Score Requirement 
    TOEFL  79
    PTE 62
    IELTS  6.5  

     

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    Application Process 

    The application process for the Australian Government Research Training Program is controlled individually by each of the 42 participating Australian universities.

  • list items Tuition fee waivers, stipends, and allowance applications for new RTP students need to be submitted directly to the institution.
  • list items Some institutions only ask applicants to tick the 'financial aid' box on their admissions applications.
  • list items For details about the RTP application procedure, applicants should contact the university's scholarship office or the postgraduate research office.
  • list items The application deadline varies for each university because the participating universities oversee the scholarship application process independently. 
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    Documents Required 

    The documents required by the Australian Government Research Training Program for the Scholarship are:
     

  • list items Transcripts of Academic Achievement
  • list items Evidence of publications, artistic or musical production, and professional experience
  • list items Language requirements in English
  • list items Letter of Recommendation
  • list items Proposal for Research
  • list items Recent CV
  • list items Passports, national identity cards, and student visas are examples of identification documents.
  • list items Proof of residency
  • list items Thesis abstract copy Summary of the proposed research project
  • list items List of published works, with URL links and/or co
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    Selection Process

    The institutions that are participating, are in charge of both the selection and application processes. Some of the most important factors influencing the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship selection are as follows:

  • list items Previous education of the applicants. 
  • list items Extensive research experience gained by the applicant.
  • list items Working knowledge of the applicant.
  • list items Publications of the scientific research work done by the applicant.
  • list items Report of the Referee.
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    Contact Details 

    Supports education services for international students, generic information on overseas qualification evaluation (for non-commercial purposes), and general information about international education.

    Phone: 1300 615 262

    Email: [email protected].

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I apply to the RTP at more than one university, or more than once at the same university?

    There are no restrictions that prevent any applicant from applying for an RTP slot at more than one university, or at the same university more than once. So, yes you can apply to the RTP at more than one university, or more than once at the same university. 

    Am I eligible for RTP support if I choose to undertake a research doctorate or research master's degree at an overseas university?

    No, you must be enrolled at an approved Australian university to be eligible for the RTP.

    Does the department provide an RTP application form?

    No, RTP applications must be submitted directly to a participating university.