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The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Scholarship provides a living allowance and tuition fees for high-quality higher degree by research candidates.
Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process which considers academic merit, research experience and/or potential. Priority will be given to students undertaking research in an area identified by USC as a research concentration.
International Round Dates
USC holds one international selection round a year.
Applications will be accepted up-to 12pm AEST on the round closing date. Any applications received after this point will not be considered.
Scholarship applications will only be accepted during the round open period.
|Opens||Closes||Assessment||Outcomes Sent||Acceptance Due|
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How to apply
- Applicants must provide two referee reports to support their application.
- Referees must have knowledge of the applicant's qualifications, level of skill and capacity for research.
- If you are applying through a professional experience pathway, at least one referee must be able to comment on relevant work experience
- Applicants must request their referees submit their written reports directly to USC using the Online RTP Referee Report From by the round closing date. USC will not request these reports on your behalf.
Read the HDR Scholarships - Awarding Guidelines prior to completing the application form. The guidelines provides details on the selection criteria and scoring matrix used to rank your application.
- Download and complete the Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship - International Application Form
Email the RTP scholarship application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants not enrolled in or do not already have an offer for admission into a HDR program at USC must submit both a HDR program application and RTP scholarship application by the round closing date if they wish to apply for scholarship.
For more information on submitting a HDR program application please visit the how to apply.
For further information refer to the Research Training Program Scholarship Schedule of Conditions and Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship- Operational Policy.
Questions? Refer to the Research Training Program – Frequently Asked Questions for students
If you need assistance on how to apply, please contact USC Graduate Research School: email@example.com
Applicants must be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
- Selection criteria
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free, paid in fortnightly instalments. The rate is indexed annually commensurate with the RTP base stipend rate.
International candidates will also be awarded a tuition fee offset scholarship for the duration of program. For further information, refer to the Research Training Program (RTP) webpage
Scholarship is awarded for 3 years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances for Doctoral programs and 1.5 years with the possibility of one 6-month extension in approved circumstances for Masters programs. Stipend payments will cease upon submission of thesis.
For continuing students, periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the scholarship will reduce the duration of the award tenure.