International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTP)
Tuition Fee - Up to 3 years for PhD and 2 years for Master by Research
Living Allowance - Up to 3 years for PhD and 2 years for Master by Research at equivalent to RTPS rate (2021 rate is $28,597 per annum, indexed)
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) - single or family cover for duration of program
Funded by the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training, the International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTP) is open to highly ranked, newly commencing Research Degree students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and research potential. The IRTP covers the tuition fees, the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the scholarship holder, their spouse and dependants (if any), and a living stipend at the minimum Australian Government established indexed rate.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the IRTP, a student must:
- be undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR) as an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) at the University in the year of the IRTP Stipend (IRTP Stipends are not available to applicants whose enrolment into a postgraduate research program has not been accepted by the University) in an accredited HDR course; and
- not be receiving an equivalent award, stipend or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the IRTP Scholarship stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule; and
- Not receive an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.
Applicants should ensure that they submit their completed application, including all required supporting documentation, by the relevant application deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.