The Research Training Program scholarship (previously APA) are funded by the Australian Government, while the DUPR scholarships are funded by Deakin University. Both grants are available to domestic and international students to pursue a Master or PhD degree. Only top-ranked aspirants will be offered a Research Training Program Scholarship.

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Details of the Scholarship

Scholarship’s Calling for: International Students

Announced by: Australian Government

Host Country: Australia

Host Institution(s): Deakin Universities

Level of the Study: Master’s and PhD

Scholarship Coverage: Fully funded

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Duration of Research Training Program Scholarship

Research Master Degree Duration

  • 2 years for stipend and 2 years for the tuition fee

Doctoral Degree Duration

  • 3 years for stipend and 4 years for the tuition fees

Benefits of the Scholarship

The Research Training Program Scholarship will cover:

  • Full Tuition fee
  • An annual stipend of $27,596 (2019 rate) or $28,092 (2020 rate) tax exempt
  • For international students:overseas health coverage for the duration of the tuition fees offset

Eligibility Criteria

  1. All domestic and International students are eligible to apply.
  2. To be eligible for a Master’s degree, Students must have a completed bachelor’s degree with first or second-class honors and For Ph.D. Research Program, Students must have a completed Master’s degree and 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.
  3. 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

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4. 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 percent 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 to support general living costs is not to be taken into account

Available Fields of Study

  • Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
  • Institute for Frontier Materials
  • Faculty of Health
  • Institute for Intelligent System Research and Innovation
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute

Required Documents

All Documents must be in English to apply for a Research Training Program Scholarship sponsored by the Australian Government:

  • Highest Degree Certificate
  • Highest Transcript Certificate
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Purpose of the Study/Personal Statement/Research Proposal

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  • Supervisor Acceptance Letter
  • Cv / Resume
  • Good TOEFL or IELTS Score
  • Other reference letters if required


Research degree candidature applications are accepted throughout the year. Some faculties/institutes require an Expression of Interest form to be submitted or that they are contacted before submitting a full application via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. These faculties/institutes are listed below with the relevant form or advice. Applications to other areas can be submitted directly via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form at any time

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