Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships are intended to support domestic and international students undertaking research master’s degrees and research doctorate degrees. It is valid for 42 prominent Australian universities and covers international tuition fees and a stipend.
The session Australian Government Research Training Program scholarships 2020 is currently open. Applicants beginning their research program between January 1 and June 30, 2020, can apply through their university.
No restrictions on applying for the Australian Government Research Training Program at more than one university and more than once at the same university.
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.education.gov.au/research-training-program|
Following are the principal eligibility criteria for receiving financial assistance under an Australian Government Research Training Program:
|Test Name||Minimum Score Requirement|
Respective participating Australian universities are responsible for the Australian Government Research Training Program application process.
Since the participating universities manage the application process for the scholarships, the application deadline also varies from university to university.
Other supporting documents are mentioned in the following table:
|Document Type||Required (Yes or No)|
Like the application process, participating universities are in-charge of the selection process. Shortlisting and selection of recipients are quite competitive.
Few common factors affecting the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship selection are:
Australian Government Research Training Program support duration varies from course-to-course. The details of the same are mentioned in the table below:
|Program Category||Scholarship Support|
|Full-time Research Doctorate Course||3 years (can be extended up to 4 years)|
|Part-time Research Doctorate Course||6 years (can be extended up to 4 years)|
|Full-time Master’s Course||2 years|
|Part-time Master’s Course||4 years (maximum)|
*the extension of scholarship support is dependent on HEP’s discretion.
**For a certain duration of leaves approved by the HEP, the recipient’s scholarship period increases.
The institutions will have to terminate the Australian Government Research and Training program (AGRTP) scholarship of a recipient under the following conditions:
From January 1, 2017, the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) replaced International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, Australian Postgraduate Awards, and the Research Training Scheme.
Every year, qualified domestic and international students beginning research masters and doctorate programs at Australian universities are offered financial support under the Australian RTP scheme.
In addition to the RTP scholarship stipend, recipients are free to any additional scholarship. However, the overall financial aid benefit should not be greater than 75% of their annual RTP stipend rate.
A summary of the Australian Government Research Training Program support and benefits are tabulated below:
|Type of Support/Benefit||RTP Fee Offset||RTP Stipend|
|Tuition Fee Offset||Yes||Yes||-||-|
|Student Health Cover||-||-||-||Yes|
|Dependent Child Allowance||-||-||-||Yes|
Students may appeal a decision made by the university with regards to the offer of a scholarship, allowances, suspension of scholarship, an extension of scholarship, or termination of scholarship.