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UTS Doctoral Scholarships


Living Allowance - Equivalent to RTPS rate (2019 rate is $27,596 per annum, indexed)

Up to 3 years (PhD) 2 years (Ms)





The UTS Doctoral Scholarship (UTSD) is provided by the University of Technology Sydney, to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a Higher Degree Research (HDR). UTSDs are provided to assist with students' general living costs and have conditions and allowances similar to the Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) which are funded by the Australian Government. However, UTSDs are not transferable to other institutions. Applicants who submitted an application for the RTPS will be automatically considered for UTSD.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, a student must:

  • have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment; and
  • be undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR) at the University in the year of the UTSD (UTSDs are not available to applicants whose enrolment into a postgraduate research program has not been accepted by the University); and
  • be enrolled as a full-time student, unless the University has approved a part-time UTSD for a domestic student under paragraph 5.2 of these Conditions; and
  • not have completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature; and
  • not previously have held an Australian Government-funded postgraduate research Stipend, unless it was terminated within six months of the UTSD payments commencing; and
  • not be receiving an equivalent award, stipend or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule.

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 a UTS Doctoral Scholarship, please apply by the following application deadlines:

30 September 2019  for Autumn (January) 2020 intake  

30 April 2020 for Spring (July) 2020 intake

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

New Research Students:
If you wish to be considered for an UTSD and all associated scholarships, tick the YES box in the SCHOLARSHIP/SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION section of your course application. Please refer to How to Apply and UTS Doctoral 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.

Currently Enrolled Students:
Currently enrolled students who are in the very early stages (ie. <6 months) of their candidature and wish to apply for a UTS Doctoral scholarship, please apply to be considered for scholarship consideration before the deadline as written above by completing a GRS Deferral and Scholarship Application form. Please refer to Research Scholarships on UTS Staff Connect for more information about scholarships.

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