Deadline for Submission: December 4, 2020

Funded by the Australian government, this scholarship provides tuition fees offset and stipend to high quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol or are currently enrolled in a research degree here.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$35,629 pa International postgraduate research student N/A N/A

How to apply

Apply per key deadlines

RTP stipend scholarships are  awarded in November, February and June. Therefore, you must submit all required documentations for your admission application, and Research Experience evidence (if applicable) to be considered in the relevant award timeline. Please note that you may be notified of your RTP scholarship outcome at a different time to receiving your offer of study.

Current students can apply here.

Commencing students should select the check box to be considered for research scholarships when completing the admission application for your postgraduate research degree. A separate application is not required.

Refer to the documents for applicants for details of selection criteria, process, and additional documentation required if applicable.

Application and award timeline

Commencing research period Submission deadline* Offers received from
Research periods 1 and 2, 2021 30 September 2020 30 November 2020
Research periods 3 and 4, 2021 4 December 2020 4 February 2021

*New students must complete the RTP submission, along with their course application, by the submission deadline. Current HDR students will need to submit a separate application.

Current students must refer to the relevant document submission date for international or domestic cohorts to be considered in the relevant upcoming rounds. For example, currently enrolled international students must submit their documents by 30 September 2020 to receive an outcome in November 2020.


For 2021 awards, the RTP scholarships are valued at $35,629 per annum. The RTP International Scholarship assists with OSHC, tuition fees and living costs.

Who’s eligible

You must:

  • be a commencing or enrolled international postgraduate research student
  • have an outstanding record of academic achievement and research potential
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in a master’s by research or PhD at the University of Sydney.

Note: Applicants who are undertaking their first PhD degree will be the first priority to be considered for Research Training Program Scholarships.

Source / More information: Official Website.


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