Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship

Overview

Each year the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training provides funding to Universities to award scholarships to International students undertaking Higher Degree Research programs.

From 1 January 2017, the Australian Government is replacing the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) with a single program, the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP or RTP).  As current support programs are not continuing beyond 1 January 2017, the University is required by legislation to transfer all IPRS recipients to the new Australian Government Research Training Program International Fee Offset Scholarship.

Eligibility

The Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) 2017 set the basis for the conditions of award and outline the basic eligibility requirements for this scholarship.  

The ANU has established an RTP Policy & Procedure which outlines the standards, processes and conditions for this scholarship.  These documents are available from the reference document section of this page.

Selection Basis

Candidates are ranked and scholarships are awarded based on a competitive ranking process, to the top ranked candidates, subject to evidence they meet merit-based selection criteria, and subject to confirmation of a qualified supervisor, space and resources being available, in an area of research that is aligned with ANU research strategy.

Benefits

The Australian Government Research Training Program InternationaI Fee Offset Scholarship:

  • covers tuition fees for 3 years with the possibility of two six month extensions.  
  • provides program length overseas student health cover for the student and their immediate family.

How to apply

No application is required specifically for this scholarship as all eligible candidates will be considered.  In order to be considered in the main round of scholarships, students are required to have applied for admission by 31st August in the year prior to commencing their HDR program.

Working outside the eligible HDR program

Students notify their Delegated Authority and Chair of Panel in writing of the extent of working arrangements they are undertaking alongside their eligible HDR program, upon commencement at ANU or within 20 working days of commencing working arrangements. See section 72 of the Research Training Program Scholarships Procedure

Further information

Candidates are strongly encouraged to make contact with a prospective supervisor prior to lodging an application for admission to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.

A range of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the new AGRTP Scholarships are available here