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Fees & Scholarships

How much does a research degree cost?

Our Fees webpage provides a current schedule of tuition fee rates for HDR courses.

International Research Students are required to pay tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment.

If you are a domestic student, you are provided for under the Federal Government’s Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset scholarship to pay your fees for the standard duration of your course (2 years for Masters by Research, 4 years for PhD and Professional Doctorate).

For funding purposes, a domestic research student is defined as someone who is a citizen of Australia, who is a permanent resident of Australia or who is a citizen of New Zealand.

All students are required to pay Student Services and Amenities Fees.

What happens if my RTP fee offset scholarship comes to an end?

If your Research Training Program entitlement runs out you will then be liable to pay tuition fees. You may approach your Faculty/Research Institute to see if there is any support they can offer you to assist you to completion.

Australian citizens may be eligible to apply for FEE-HELP if required to pay tuition fees.

What scholarships are available for research students?

For information on scholarships available for domestic and international research students see Research Scholarships

What is the process of going full-time to part-time while on a scholarship?

Part-time study (domestic recipients only)

The University may approve a part-time study for a domestic recipient if the candidates scholarship conditions of award allow for this. Please refer to your conditions of award.

Stipends for part-time scholarships are not tax exempt.

A scholarship recipient approved to study part-time may revert to full-time study at any time with the permission of the University.

Please email hdrsupport@canberra.edu.au with the reasons for going part-time as well as your Primary supervisor and faculty ADR’s approval. We will change your stipend payments from full-time to part-time once we receive the approvals.

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