2020 HDR Scholarship – Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) / Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR)

The RTP scholarships are funded by the Australian Government, while the DUPR scholarships are funded by Deakin University. Both awards are available to domestic and international students. Only top-ranked applicants will be offered an RTP

Scholarship details

  • Worth: A stipend of $28,092 (2020 rate) per annum with tax exemption, A relocation allowance from $500 to $1,500 (for single to family) awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at Deakin, Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa for international students.
  • Level: PhD and Research master’s degree
  • Duration: 3 years for stipend and 4 years for the tuition fees offset for PhD and 2 years for stipend and 2 years for the tuition fees offset for Research master’s degree
  • Application Deadline: Open

Eligibility criteria

  • To be eligible for an RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset, RTP Allowance or DUPRS a student must be a domestic or international student enrolled in an HDR course of study at Deakin University
  • To be eligible for an RTP Fees Offset an applicant must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees
  • To be eligible for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend a student must not be receiving income from another source to support that student’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s RTP or DUPRS Stipend rate. Income unrelated to the student’s course of study or income received for the student’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be considered.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for information on admission requirements to a HDR course at Deakin University.

Terms and conditions for each scholarship are detailed in the Further Information section below. For information about our RTP Scholarship Policy please refer to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Scholarships Procedure.

Selection Process

RTP and DUPRS Stipends will be awarded to students as the result of a competitive process outlined in the ranking guidelines as below.

Students receiving an RTP or DUPRS Stipend will be enrolled as on-campus full-time students.

For more information, Visit the official webpage

Applicants for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies and achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent level of academic achievement as approved by Deakin, and meet all other minimum entry requirements according to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Admission, Selection and Enrolment Procedure. Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for more information.

Current students can apply for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend and will be assessed by the Faculty/Institute. Current students may not apply after they have completed more than 3 years of their doctoral course or 2 years of their masters course (or part-time equivalent).

For information about the RTP Fees Offset selection process and the offer process for all scholarships please refer to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Scholarships Procedure.

PDFHDR Scholarship Ranking Guidelines 2020370.5KB

How to apply

For information on how to apply for prospective students, click here

For currently enrolled HDR Student Scholarship, complete application form



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