Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarship

Overview

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

From 1 January 2017, the Australian Government is replacing Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) with a single program, the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP).  As current support programs are not continuing beyond 1 January 2017, the University is required by legislation to transfer all APA recipients to the new Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend 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.  To be eligible for consideration students must:

  • be a domestic student or an overseas student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at the Australian National University.
  • 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 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 taken into account.

Selection Basis

Candidates are ranked and scholarships are awarded based on the University's Scholarship Ranking Guidelines (available from the "Reference document" section of this page).

Benefits

  • Travel and removal allowances for students relocating to Canberra to commence their research program.
  • Thesis allowance
  • Dependant child allowance (International students only).
  • Paid medical, maternity and paternity leave

How to apply

Commencing students:  No application is required specifically for this scholarship as all eligible candidates will be considered.

Continuing students:  Please complete and return the "Request for a Current ANU Student to be Considered for a HDR Scholarship" form to your Academic College.

Further information

In order to be considered for this scholarship in the main round of scholarship offers International students are required to apply for admission by 31 August.  Domestic students are required to apply for admission by 31 October.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to make contact with the 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 are available here