Fully Funded Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship 2024

The Australian Government is calling on both domestic and international students to apply for its Higher Degree Research programs at the Australian National University.

The Australian National University (ANU), situated in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, stands as a premier institution globally. Our location reflects our rich history, close connections with the Australian Government, and our role as a vital resource for the nation.

Founded in 1946, ANU is the country’s flagship university, emphasizing excellence in both research and education. This focus ensures that our graduates are highly sought-after worldwide, equipped to tackle intricate contemporary issues effectively. ANU comprises seven academic colleges housing various schools and research centers, specializing in diverse disciplines, many of which are unparalleled in Australia and our surrounding region.

The university takes great pride in the exceptional quality of education it provides. Our faculty members have achieved internationally recognized acclaim, evidenced by their fellowships with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). ANU instructors have consistently excelled, as demonstrated by their remarkable achievements in The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).

Moreover, ANU boasts a higher count of Nobel Laureates among its faculty and alumni than any other university in Australia.

Study Programme: Postgraduate Research

Eligible Countries: International & Domestic Students

Country Host: Australia

Scholarship Reward: Fully Funded, stipend, travel fare

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for the award of an RTP scholarship, students must:

  • Be a domestic student or an international student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at the Australian National University;
  • Not be receiving income from another source to support that student’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s RTP Stipend rate.
  • Continuing eligibility for RTP scholarships depends upon students remaining enrolled and, for international students, retaining residency status for the duration of their eligible HDR program. If an international student changes their residency status the university is required to reconsider their eligibility for RTP scholarships in respect of their changed residential status.
  • Students cannot receive an equivalent scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR tuition fees if they receive a RTP Fee Offset scholarship

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • Stipend scholarship for three years, with the possibility of:
  • Six month standard extension; and
  • Another six month extension if the reason for request falls within the additional eligibility criteria under Item 15. Period of Support, of the AGRTP Procedure.
  • Travel and removal allowances for students relocating to Canberra to commence their research program.
  • Thesis allowance
  • Dependant child allowance (International students only).
  • Paid medical, maternity and parental leave

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Application Process

No application is required specifically for this scholarship as all eligible candidates will be considered. Note to ensure you are considered please ensure you select the appropriate boxes in the admissions application form to note that you are interested in being considered for any available scholarships.

For further information please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

August 31 each year (International Students)

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