Application Deadline: August 31st, 2020
Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international candidates on the basis of academic merit and research potential.
An RTPi scholarship will cover your tuition fees and your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and provide a stipend (living allowance), but will not pay for travel expenses. A thesis allowance is funded to cover the cost of printing and binding the thesis.
- Tuition fees Covered by RTPi fee offset Covered by University of South Australia
- Health Insurance Covered
- Living Allowance Full-time base RTP stipend rate as published at https://www.education.gov.au/researchtraining-program; Full-time base RTP stipend rate as published at https://www.education.gov.au/researchtraining-program
- Thesis Allowance: Up to AUD $840 (Doctoral degree), Up to AUD $420 (Masters by Research degree)
- Recreation Leave: Research degree students are entitled to receive up to 20 working days paid recreation leave for each year of the stipend. This paid recreation leave may be accrued over the life of the stipend but will be forfeited when the stipend is terminated. A student’s maximum period of support is not increased as a result of this leave.
- Sick Leave: Research degree students are entitled to receive up to 10 days paid sick leave for each year of the stipend. This paid sick leave may be accrued over the life of the stipend but will be forfeited when the stipend is terminated. A research degree student’s maximum period of support is not increased as a result of this leave.
- Maternity leave: Research degree students who have completed 12 months of their stipend will be entitle to 60 working days paid maternity leave during the stipend period. Paid leave may also be approved if the research degree student has adopted a child. The maximum period of support for a research degree student receiving a stipend is increased where this leave is utilised.
Scholarships are available to support students enrolling in areas of research concentration and research strength.
Competitive selection criteria
- UniSA rates each scholarship application according to the following parameters: grades obtained in undergraduate degree, referee’s reports, proposed area of research, and supervisor report. Applicants are ranked in descending order according to their scores on each of these criteria and scholarships are awarded based on merit. There are usually more applicants eligible for admission to research degrees than there are scholarships available. For more details, refer to the Research Degrees Scholarship Allocation Guidelines: Competitive Commonwealth and University of South Australia funded scholarships (PDF file, 83KB).
- Generally scholarship recipients must have first-class Honours or equivalent.
- An awardee must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Master by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia.
- An awardee shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.
At least $28,092 per annum (2020 stipend rate) for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension (2020 stipend rate)
Graduate Research Team
Tel: +61 8 8302 5880
Fax: +61 8 8302 0828
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