Research Training Program Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government and the University of Melbourne, and offered to high-achieving domestic and international research students.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

General allowance
Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

100% fee remission and up to $110,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 350

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne

    Selection criteria

    All domestic students who are offered admission to a Masters by Research or doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Melbourne will receive a Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset).

    Research Training Program Scholarship provide a stipend as well as fee offset are awarded to domestic and international students based on academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their academic achievement of their last completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as completion of a degree at the same level of the research course for which the scholarship is sought, relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.

    Conditions

    These scholarships are subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions (as amended).

  • Application process

    If you have applied for admission to a graduate research course by the application closing date for that course, you do not need to apply for this scholarship. Within seven days of having submitted your course application, you will receive confirmation that you will be automatically considered for a  range of graduate research scholarship.

    If you already have  received an offer for a graduate research course and deferred commencement of your course to the following year, or you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course for which you seek a scholarship, you will need to submit an online application form.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Domestic students will receive an offer for Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset) as part of their course offer.

    Offers for Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend and fee offset are made separately but around the same time course offers are made.

What are the benefits?

Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset)

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.

Research Training Program Scholarship (Stipend and Fee Offset)

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.
  • Living allowance of $31,200 per year pro rata (2020 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
  • Relocation grant of $2,000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia

For further information, see Manage my scholarship.

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