Doctor of Philosophy - Agricultural Sciences

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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.

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    Domestic students will also be considered for a Research Training Program Scholarship living allowance which provides a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for 3.5 years.

    International students who are successful in obtaining a course offer will be considered for both Australian Government and Faculty scholarships that cover the course fee and provide a fortnightly tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for 3.5 years.

    For more details of graduate research scholarships please see Graduate Research Scholarships.