Research Training Program RTP Stipend Scholarships in Australia

 Study in Australia on this fully funded scholarship . The Research Training Program RTP Stipend Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government. They provide funding allocated to students to assist with their living costs while undertaking a research higher degree in universities in Australia. 

Central Queensland University Australia.
Research Training Program RTP Stipend Scholarships in Australia. Photo credit : Central Queensland University Australia. 



Study Level:  Postgraduate (Research)

Year of Study : First year; 2nd year

Citizenship:  Australian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; International; New Zealand Citizen

Ethnicity Any

Study Region Adelaide; Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Emerald; Gladstone; Mackay; Melbourne; Noosa; Perth; Rockhampton; Sydney; Townsville

Study Mode : All modes

Study Load: Full time

Gender Any

Scholarship benefits

They provide funding allocated to students to assist with their living costs while undertaking a research higher degree.

The RTP Stipend Scholarship provides a living allowance stipend which is paid fortnightly to the recipient through the University's payroll system.

Domestic students who are awarded an RTP Stipend Scholarship will also be offered an RTP Fees Offset Scholarship*, which fully extinguishes the candidate's tuition liability for the period of the Offset Scholarship.

Scholarship Value: $28,597 per annum

In accordance with the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) 2017, to be eligible for a RTP Scholarship a candidate must be a domestic candidate or an overseas candidate enrolled in an accredited RHD course of study at CQUniversity.

Please note that travel restrictions currently remain in place in Australia due to COVID19. It is a condition of award that CQUniversity research scholarship recipients are residing in Australia to be able to receive payments. As such, until further notice, RTP Scholarship applications will only be accepted from individuals who are already living in Australia at time of application. Such individuals may have domestic or international status.

To be eligible for an RTP Stipend a candidate must not be receiving income from another source to support the candidate’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of the candidate’s RTP Stipend rate.  Income unrelated to the candidate’s course of study or income received for the candidate’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not taken into account.

To be eligible for a RTP Fees Offset a candidate must not be receiving an equivalent award of scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset RHD tuition fees.


This is a merit-based Scholarship. A Scholarship Assessment Scale using three categories of performance will be used to inform the allocation of scholarships to eligible applicants, as follows:

  • Academic achievement and writing skills (0-20 points)
  • Quality of research project and alignment with CQUniversity research priority areas (0-15 points)
  • Evidence of motivation, research experience and research environment (0-15 points)


Applications must include all necessary supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:

  • Written submission
  • CQUniversity unofficial transcript
  • Documents demonstrating community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume
How to apply 
There are no direct applications for RTP Scholarships. Please discuss your interest in an RHD Scholarship with your supervisory team. Prospective applicants will be invited by the School of Graduate Research to complete an application, based on the recommendation of the supervisory team.

Applicants will be notified by email when the scholarships have been awarded.

This means, you apply directly to the Central Queensland University in Australia for admission. After you secure your admission, you can directly communicate with your supervisor to arrange for the application for the scholarship program

Due date: Closing Date: 30 September 2023

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