2022/2023 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (RTPS) – International Students

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Applications open
14 March 2022
Applications close
1 July 2022
Payment per year
$28,854 (2022 rate)
Up to 3.5 years for a PhD, up to 2 years for a Masters
Postgraduate Research
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Students with Disabilities
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

The University of Adelaide offers a number of Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships to outstanding international graduates from any country to commence their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research. 

Eligibility :

To be eligible for scholarship consideration:
(i) Applicants must be eligible to enrol in a full-time Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program at the
University of Adelaide (Students who are interested in awards for half-time study should see Section 3
Study Load).
(ii) International applicants must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment at
the University. Should applicants subsequently be granted a different visa sub-class, or be granted
permanent residency, they must advise the Adelaide Graduate Research School to obtain information on
any applicable transition arrangements.
(iii) Qualifications in progress will not be considered when determining scholarship eligibility unless the
qualification has been satisfactorily completed (and acceptable evidence provided) by the scholarship
closing date.
a. Domestic and onshore international applicants completing a Coursework qualification in the
semester of application at an Australian university (University of Adelaide only for international
students) will be eligible for consideration.
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b. Domestic and onshore international applicants completing a Higher Degree by Research
qualification in the semester of application at an Australian university (University of Adelaide only for
international students) will only be eligible for consideration if they have submitted their thesis for
examination by the scholarship closing date. Note: examination results must be provided within
3 months of the scholarship closing date.
(iv) International applicants must provide evidence of meeting the minimum English language proficiency
requirements for direct entry by the scholarship closing date for their application to be considered.
(v) Applicants must not currently be in receipt of a RTP Scholarship, an overseas sponsored scholarship, or
any other equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth Government designed to offset HDR
(vi) Applicants must not be in receipt of an equivalent award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed
degree (equivalent being defined as greater than 75% of the base stipend).
(vii) Applicants must be able to commence their research in the periods listed in Section 4 Commencement.
(viii) Master of Philosophy (No Honours) applicants only:
a. Must be completing, or have completed and been awarded a relevant Bachelor Degree or equivalent
with an achieved minimum of a distinction average.
b. Eligibility for international students is restricted to students completing, or who have completed, their
Bachelor degree at the University of Adelaide only.
c. Applicants must not have commenced, be currently enrolled or hold an Honours Degree or a
postgraduate qualification of any kind at any university.
(i) Previous Applicants
Applicants who have previously applied and were unsuccessful may re-apply for admission and a
scholarship in any subsequent round.
(ii) Applicants who hold a PhD
Preference will be given to applicants who do not hold an equivalent research degree at the level for which
they are applying.
(iii) Currently enrolled candidates
Currently enrolled candidates may apply. Consideration is only given to work completed prior to the
current HDR study for which a scholarship is being sought.
As at 1 January (Major Round) or 1 July (Mid-Year Round), currently enrolled students should have a
minimum of 2 years candidature remaining (if applying for a PhD scholarship) or 6 months (if applying for
a Masters scholarship).
(iv) Indigenous applicants
To be eligible for the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Indigenous),
applicants must provide a formal ‘Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Heritage

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