International graduate researchers and those who do not have Australian citizenship, Australian permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship are eligible for the following scholarships:
- Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship – International
- VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
Graduate research scholarships include tuition fees as well as a living allowance (stipend) of $27,600 (2019 rate) per year.
The international postgraduate research scholarships provide financial assistance to students with excellent academic qualifications who are participating in postgraduate research programs in Australia. These scholarships support high quality research and are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Competition is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful.
Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship – International
RTP Stipend Scholarship – International includes:
- overseas student health cover
- a living allowance of $27,600 per year (2019 rate)
- an RTP Fee Offset Scholarship exempting the recipient from paying tuition fees.
The scholarship does not cover other costs such as:
More information is available in the Conditions and Benefits (international awardees) section of the Graduate Scholarship Application Guide (PDF, 223 KB).
To be eligible for an RTP Stipend Scholarship – International, or VUIPRS, applicants must:
- be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand
- have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement; for example:
- meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
- meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for enrolment in a research degree
- be commencing a masters by research or doctoral degree
- enrol as a full-time student.
You are not eligible for an RTP Stipend Scholarship – International, or VUIPRS, if you are currently studying, or have recently studied, on an AIDAB or AUSAID scholarship and are applying for an IPRS immediately following the AIDAB/AUSAID funded studies.
Priority will be given to applicants who:
- have not already obtained a PhD degree or equivalent if they are proposing to undertake another one
- have already obtained a masters degree by research and are proposing to undertake another masters degree by research
- have not previously held an IPRS, VUIPRS or OPRS (unless it was for a masters by research degree, and you are applying for an IPRS to undertake PhD studies).
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