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Australian Government Research Training (RTP) Program 2024 – Eligibility, Application Process, and Benefits

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships are offered to domestic and international students undertaking research master’s degrees and research doctorate degrees. It will be available for 42 prominent Australian universities. It also covers international tuition fees and a stipend.

Students will need to contact their university to get the Australian Government Research Training Program applications and deadlines. The program offers an award of 37,207 AUD per annum. It includes a Relocation allowance of 1,250 AUD from the home country to Australia and from Australia to the home country. Also, Reimbursement of 420 AUD for master’s applicants and 840 for doctoral applicants.

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Australian Government Research Training (RTP) Program 2024 – Overview

Name of the OrganizationAustralian Government
Scholarship TypeMerit-Based
Offered byGovernment bodies
Application DeadlineSep 15, 2023
No. of Scholarships
Scholarship Amount$24,318
Scholarship RenewabilityYes, Yearly
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://www.education.gov.au/research-training-program

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the eligibility criteria to get the financial assistance under an Australian Government Research Training Program:

  • International or a domestic student enrolled at an Australian university.
  • Exam Requirements: International students will have to submit proof of English language proficiency (ELP).
Test NameMinimum Score Requirement
TOEFL79
IELTS6.5
PTE62

Application Process

RTP scholarships are administered by individual HEPs who each have their own application and selection processes. Students must contact HEPs directly to discuss how to apply for an RTP scholarship.

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected based on;

  • Previous coursework
  • Academic merit 
  • Referee’s report
  • Research experience
  • Work experience
  • Research publications

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