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International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTP)


Tuition Fee - Up to 3 years

Living Allowance - Up to 3 years at equivalent to RTPS rate (2019 rate is $27,596 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 Doctoral Research Degree (PhD) 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.

How to apply

To be considered for an International Research Training Program Scholarship, please apply by the following application deadlines:

15 January 2020  for Spring (July) 2020 intake 

30 June 2020 for Autumn (January) 2021 intake

There is no separate Application Form for IRTP scholarships for prospective students. Completing one form will mean that you are considered for all associated scholarships (including IRS and UTSP).

New Research Students:
If you wish to be considered for an IRTP and all associated scholarships, tick the YES box in the SCHOLARSHIP/SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION section of the online application for admission. Please refer to How to Apply and International Research Training Program Scholarships in the Research Scholarships section of the UTS Research Degrees website for more information.

Applicants must submit their completed application by the relevant application deadline. Incomplete application will not be considered.

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Graduate Research School
Phone: +61 2 9514 1336
New research students: UTS Research and Teaching website
Currently enrolled research students: UTS Staff Connect