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Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships 2020

2020 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships

2020 Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

Status: Open
Applications open: 15/07/2019
Applications close: 1/09/2019

About this scholarship
Description/Applicant information
Applications are invited from suitably qualified students to apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships to undertake a Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) at Curtin University. The purpose of the RTP Scholarship is to attract top quality postgraduate students to the University so they can receive high quality research training that will contribute to the research and educational excellence of the university.

These scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and cover one or more of the following types of support:

Tuition fees offset for up to 4 years (full time load) depending of course and mode of study;
A stipend to assist students with their living costs while undertaking HDR study; and/or
An RTP allowance to assist students with ancillary costs which may include:
for overseas students, a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Department of Health which covers the student and may cover their spouse and any dependants;
Relocation costs to undertake a HDR at Curtin University; and/or
HDR thesis printing and applicable publication costs.

Student type
Current Students
Future Students
Faculty
Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Science courses
Engineering courses
Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
Course type
Higher Degree by Research
Citizenship
Australian Citizen
Australian Permanent Resident
New Zealand Citizen
Permanent Humanitarian Visa
International Student
Scholarship base
Merit Based
Value
The 2019 value of the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) was $27,596 pa (indexed annually).

The 2020 value will be released by the Australian Government in October 2019.

Scholarship Details
Eligibility criteria
To be eligible to apply you must:
Be a current or future student, either domestic or international; and Satisfy the entry requirements or be already admitted into a Masters by Research or Research Doctorate at Curtin University including meeting the Curtin University English proficiency levels.

Application process
Applicants will be assessed against the following metrics:
Basis of admission
Academic qualifications
Achievement of candidacy
Work-related research experience
Academic accomplishments
Research and creative outputs of demonstrable quality
Referee report; and Strategic aligned projects.

RTP2020 Competitve Scholarship Applications will open 15th July 2019.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students to apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships to undertake a Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) at Curtin University. The purpose of the RTP Scholarship is to attract top quality postgraduate students to the University so they can receive high quality research training that will contribute to the research and educational excellence of the university.

These scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and cover one or more of the following types of support:

  • Tuition fees offset for up to 4 years (full time load) depending of course and mode of study;
  • A stipend to assist students with their living costs while undertaking HDR study; and/or
  • An RTP allowance to assist students with ancillary costs which may include:
    • for overseas students, a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Department of Health which covers the student and may cover their spouse and any dependants;
    • Relocation costs to undertake a HDR at Curtin University; and
    • HDR thesis printing and applicable publication costs.

Assessment Criteria

Applicants will be assessed against the following metrics:

  1. Basis of admission;
  2. Academic qualifications;
  3. Achievement of candidacy;
  4. Work-related research experience;
  5. Academic accomplishments;
  6. Research and creative outputs of demonstrable quality;
  7. Referee report; and
  8. Strategic aligned projects.

Further information on the assessment process can be found here.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply you must:

  1. Be a current or future student, either domestic or international; and
  2. Satisfy the entry requirements or be already admitted into a Masters by Research or Research Doctorate at Curtin University including meetings Curtin’s English proficiency levels.

Applications Close: 5pm WST Sunday 1st September 2019

How to apply

Step 1. Check your eligibility.

Step 2. Submit a request for admission into Curtin University via eApplications. You will need to complete this step prior to submitting your scholarship application in order to be given a student ID number.

Note: Applicants who only want admission into Curtin University ONLY when they will also be awarded a RTP Scholarship must indicate this on their eApplication for admission and scholarship application. If you are unsuccessful in being shortlisted for this scholarship, your application for admission will not be progressed. Selecting this option may delay the notification of the outcome of your application for admission.

Step 3. Read the RTP2020 Instructions for Applicants document and follow the instructions on how to prepare your application documents.

Document Templates (follow the naming conventions detailed in the instructions for applicants):

What happens next?
Your application will be assessed through a competitive selection process and first round offers will be made by December. Reserve list candidates will be notified in January.

We do not provide up-dates on the progression of your applications until the final rankings are determined. This will be no earlier than the 2nd week in December 2019. You can contact your Curtin Supervisor for additional information however the Graduate Research School is unable to provide direct feedback during the assessment period, further questions can be addressed by reading our Research Training Program – Frequently Asked Questions for students. 

This is highly competitive and the success rate is less than 20% Domestic and 10% for international candidates.  There is a reserve list for highly ranking applicants who may be forwarded a scholarship opportunity if any first round awardees decline their offer. You will be informed of the success of your application and if you have been placed on the reserve list.

Enrolment Requirements
Enquiries
For further information please contact:
Graduate Research School
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 8 9266 3337

Further Information
For comprehensive information regarding eligibility requirements, selection process, entitlements and recipient responsibilities please visit https://students.curtin.edu.au/essentials/higher-degree-by-research/hdr-scholarships/

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