RTP Scholarship

Acquiring a graduate degree in Australia has just become easier. The Australian Government is awarding scholarships to eligible individuals through the ongoing RTP scholarship at the University of Sydney. This is a fully funded scholarship and interested candidates from any part of the world can apply.

If you are ready to pursue either a master’s or Ph.D. degree, please read this article to the end to get all the details about this scholarship opportunity.

Australian Government RTP Scholarship for International Students at the University of Sydney:

Applications for the Australian Government RTP Scholarship at the University of Sydney for 2024 are now open. Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship worth up to $37,207 per year for tuition fee coverage and a living expenses stipend.

International postgraduate research students seeking a master’s degree in research or a Ph.D. are urged to apply for the Australian Government RTP Scholarship. High-quality foreign postgraduate students from all over the world can apply for this opportunity at the University of Sydney.

To apply for this opportunity, beginning students should mark the box to be considered for research scholarships on the application form while completing the entrance application for their postgraduate research degree. New students are not required to fill out a supplementary application.

Details of the Scholarship

Gender: Male, Female

Degree Levels: Master, Ph.D., Research

Eligible Region/Countries: All

Medium of Instruction: English

Opportunity ID: 70547

Funding Type: Fully Funded

Submission Deadline: 15 September 2023

Offers Received: From 24 November 2023

Host University: University of Sydney

Location: Australia

Number of Awards: N/A

Sponsored By: Government of Australia

Funding Type: Fully Funded

Application Procedure: Online

Benefits of the Australian Government RTP Scholarship

The successful applicant will benefit from the followings:

RTP Stipend International Scholarship:

  • The RTP Scholarship stipend is up to $37207 annually for full-time enrolment to assist students with living costs, overseas health coverage, and tuition fee offsets.
  • Up to $1,250 travel allowance from home country to Sydney and finally $1,250 to return home.
  • Reimbursement of up to $420 for Masters’s applicants and $840 for Doctoral applicants for direct costs of producing a thesis as per the University’s thesis allowance claim information; Candidates should claim reimbursement with HDRAC -Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre at scholarships@sydney.edu.au.
  • Additionally, Scholarship recipients may receive a parallel award, scholarship, or salary for completing their research degree. Such award, scholarship, or salary must provide a benefit of less than 75% of the scholarship.
  • The Scholarship recipients may benefit from up to 20 working days of recreational leave for every 12 months of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship recipients may take up to 10 working days of sick leave every 12 months of the scholarship, and this may grow over the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Beneficiaries may get additional paid sick leave of up to twelve weeks during their scholarship.
  • Subject to relevant visa conditions, the scholarship holders may be entitled to twelve weeks of paid parental leave once they have completed twelve months of their award.
  • The RTP Scholarships are not transferrable to another university.

RTP Tuition Fee Offset International Scholarship:

  • Total tuition fees as set by the University of Sydney.
  • The Scholarship holders may not hold another scholarship parallelly for tuition fee
  • The relevant Commonwealth Department may waive a Visa application fee at the time of visa application.
  • Allowance for a standard single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student.

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Requirements for the Australian Government RTP Scholarship

Following are set of eligibility criteria that each applicant should meet before applying to the RTP Scholarship:

  • Applicants should be an international student at the time of award.
  • The Scholarship holders should enroll in a full-time postgraduate research degree. Depending on visa conditions, the University of Sydney may approve a part-time Scholarship under exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control.
  • Applicants should apply for RTP Scholarships at the time of their admission application to their Higher Degree Research Course.
  • Candidates should start or enroll in postgraduate research.
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement record and research potential.
  • Received an unconditional admission offer or be currently enrolled in a master’s by research or Ph.D. at the University of Sydney.
Selection Criteria

Australian Government award the RTP Scholarship to the successful applicants based on the following:

  • Applicant’s academic merit
  • Research experience of the candidate
  • Availability of high-quality research resources and environment
  • Supervisory arrangements availability to support the candidature.

Preference may go to applicants who:

  • Students who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander as per the University of Sydney policy.
  • Those who have not previously received an Australian Government or University Scholarship for an HDR course at the same level.
How to Apply for the Australian Government RTP Scholarship?
  • Current students at the University of Sydney can apply for RTP Scholarship by entering the link below. Please note that applications for RTP Scholarships are open all year round. However, applicants should apply before the deadlines mentioned above.
  • Commencing or new students do not need to submit a separate scholarship application. They should select the checkbox to be able for research scholarships when applying for admission to a postgraduate research degree.


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Applicants who have questions or need more details about the Australian Government RTP Scholarship at the University of Sydney, please review the official website of the University.


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