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International Research Scholarships

Stipends

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 October 2017 

The scholarship is funded under the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scheme and is available for future and current international students in all research disciplines.

Eligibility details

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be an international student
  • be seeking to enrol, or enrolled, as a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate
  • have a minimum first-class honours (H1) or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment
  • not have previously held an Australian Government-funded research scholarship for more than 6 months

Benefits

The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($26,682 for 2017, tax-free), for up to three years. In addition, scholarship recipients are eligible for overseas health cover (single cover), and an allowance for relocation and thesis production.

The International HDR Stipend Scholarship may be accompanied by a tuition fee sponsorship for up to three years, at the discretion of the University Scholarships Committee.

How to apply

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

RTP Stipend Scholarship Conditions of Award (pdf)

Background

Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships are funded by the federal government to provide support to postgraduate research students of exceptional research promise.

From 1 January 2017 the International Higher Degree by Research Stipend Scholarship replaces the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IRPS).

W J Weeden Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Closing date: 31 October 2017

This Scholarship is generously funded by the family of the late W J Weeden. The PhD scholarship provides exemption from tuition fees for international students. It offers a stipend (living allowance) equivalent to the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship ($26,682 per annum 2017 rate, tax free and indexed annually) and is available for the duration of the course (up to 3 years).

This scholarship is open to domestic and international students.

You must provide a full CV, 1,000 word proposal and two examples of academic writing including one published work and the name and contact details of two academic referees.

Conditions of award (pdf and rtf)

Fee scholarships

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset

Available to future and current domestic research students in all disciplines.

Eligibility details

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be a domestic student (Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen)
  • be applying for or currently undertaking a Higher Degree by Research course (PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research).

Benefits

The scholarship is provided to offset the costs of tuition fees for domestic research students enrolled in higher degree by research courses.

How to apply

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

RTP Fees Offset Conditions of Award (pdf)

Background

Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships are funded by the federal government to provide support to postgraduate research students.

From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) Offset Scholarship replaces the Research Training Scheme (RTS), which was previously used by universities to cover the cost of domestic tuition fees.

Sponsored pathways to PhD

RISTEKDIKTI PhD pathway and top-up stipend

The University of Canberra and the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of Indonesia agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway and scholarship agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • RISTEKDIKTI sponsored living stipend
  • UC sponsored top-up living stipend
  • UC sponsored tuition fees for 7th and 8th semesters

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by RISTEKDIKTI. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.

UC-MORA PhD pathway agreement

The University of Canberra and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), Indonesia agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • MORA sponsored PhD tuition fees
  • MORA sponsored living stipend

Additional benefits

  • MORA sponsored overseas health cover and student amenities fees

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by MORA. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.

UC-VIED PhD pathway agreement

The University of Canberra and Vietnam International Education Development agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • Co-sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate
  • UC sponsored tuition fees

Additional benefits

  • UC sponsored visa costs (reimbursement), overseas health cover student amenities fees

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by VIED. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.