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Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship

Queensland, Australia

Award value

A$28,854.00 (US$ 19,379)


Funding type

Fee waiver/discount




Study level


About this scholarship

Awarding Institution

CQUniversity Australia

Number of awards

2 per year (avg)

What does this scholarship cover?

  • Cost of living
  • Tuition fees

More details on the scholarship

AUD $28,854 per annum

Entry requirements


All International


Applicable to all genders

Delivery mode

In Person, Online, Blended

Selection approach

All eligible students

Study mode

Full Time

Intake year

All intakes

Other criteria

Academic excellence

Course subject and study level you are applying for

Subject area(s)*

Not subject specific

Study level


Other eligibility requirements

RTP Stipend Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government. They provide funding allocated to students to assist with their living costs while undertaking a research higher degree.

To be eligible for an RTP Stipend a candidate must not be receiving income from another source to support the candidate’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of the candidate’s RTP Stipend rate.  Income unrelated to the candidate’s course of study or income received for the candidate’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not taken into account.

To be eligible for a RTP Fees Offset a candidate must not be receiving an equivalent award of scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset RHD tuition fees.

Length of Scholarship: up to 3 years

Selection basis

Students are shortlisted based on their

  • Academic excellence

Selection criteria

This is a merit-based Scholarship. A Scholarship Assessment Scale using three categories of performance will be used to inform the allocation of scholarships to eligible applicants, as follows:

Academic achievement and writing skills (0-20 points)
Quality of research project and alignment with CQUniversity research priority areas (0-15 points)
Evidence of motivation, research experience and research environment (0-15 points)

Please view the Research Training Program and Research Higher Degree Scholarships Policy and Procedure available (by searching the policy name) at our Policy page for more information.

How to apply

Application process

You need to apply separately for this scholarship

Application details (from the awarding institution)

Applications must include all necessary supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:

Written submission

Application requirements

    There are no direct applications for RTP Scholarships. Please discuss your interest in an RHD Scholarship with your supervisory team. Prospective applicants will be invited by the School of Graduate Research to complete an application, based on the recommendation of the supervisory team.

    Applicants will be notified by email when the scholarships have been awarded.

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