Doctor of Medical Science

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    Fees & scholarships

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    Research Training Program (RTP)

    Most domestic graduate research students are offered a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship, which is funded by the Australian Government. If you are enrolled under the RTP you are exempt from tuition fees for the normal duration of your course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research masters degree. RTP-funded places are available to Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand Citizens accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy, Masters of Philosophy, doctorates by research or masters by research.

    Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

    If you are enrolled in a Research Training Program (RTP), you will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which in 2018 was $298 for full-time students and $223 for part-time students. SA-HELP, a government funded loan scheme, is available to help eligible students pay all or part of their SSAF. The Government’s Study Assist Study Assist website provides more information about SA-HELP.

    Other Financial Assistance

    The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on: Student loans and bursaries/grants, Government student assistance, including Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance, cost of living advice, budgeting and tax advice. Link


    Find a scholarship that's right for you

    You will need to submit a course application by the relevant closing dates to be considered for Graduate Research Scholarships and Faculty based scholarships available to you.

    Applications for 2019 that are complete and received by this date Applicants should be notified of the outcome by
    31 October 2018 14 December 2018
    28 November 2018 22 February 2019
    20 February 2019 5 April 2019
    8 May 2019 12 July 2019

    Only complete applications that are submitted will be assessed for candidature and scholarships. Please refer to Step 4 of the How to apply section for information about our specific application requirements.

    Ensure you submit a course application by 31 October to be considered for the scholarships. Most scholarships will be awarded in the first 2 rounds.

    Additional rounds may be advertised for specific scholarships (e.g. MDHS Graduate Research Trust Scholarships).

    If you are successful in obtaining a scholarship, you must commence your scholarship by 31 October of the academic year you have been made an offer for.