On the 31st December, the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) ceased and was replaced by the Research Training Program (RTP) from 1 January. The RTP offers block grants, on a calendar year basis, to higher education providers (HEPs) to support domestic as well as overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To qualify for an RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset or RTP Allowance, a pupil must be a domestic student or an overseas student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian HEP. The basic qualification criteria for an RTP can be found in Section 1.5 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research).
Under RTP, a university offers one or more of the following types of support to an RTP Scholarship recipient: • An RTP Fees Offset covers the tuition fees of a higher degree by research (HDR) pupil that would otherwise have been paid by the student. It is required that a university to fully offset tuition fee applicable for a student. This is not a stipend, An RTP Stipend to assist pupils with their living costs while undertaking a higher degree by research, RTP Allowances to assist pupils with ancillary costs of a higher degree by research (HDR). This includes within it costs such as relocation costs to undertake an HDR, HDR thesis printing and academic publication costs and health cover costs for recipients and their dependents.
Deadline may Varies
RTP scholarships are open for a maximum duration of two years for a research master or a minimum of three years, up to a maximum of four years (at the discretion of the HEP) for a research doctorate degree.
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Organization / Institution Name
Australia Research Training Program