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Doctor of Philosophy - Science

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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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    Scholarships

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    Graduate Research Scholarships

    Graduate Research Scholarships provide a stipend and a fee offset to graduate research applicants. You will be automatically considered for the scholarships when you apply for the course.

    Eligible applicants are ranked according to academic achievement of their last relevant completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as completion of a degree at the same level of the research course for which the scholarship is sought, relevant professional experience, and refereed publications may be taken into consideration.
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    2019 Rowden White Scholarship

    All 2019 graduate research applicants will automatically be considered for the Rowden White Scholarship. The value of this scholarship is $6,500 and it can be awarded in addition to another scholarship. Successful applicants will be selected based on academic merit.

    Scholarship deadlines

    For international applicants (citizens of all other countries and holders of Australian visas other than permanent residency): Applications for 2019 that are complete and received by 30 September 2018 will be automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships. You will still be considered for the scholarships if your application is received after this date, but there's no guarantee that scholarships will be available. Applicants should be notified of the outcome by 31 January 2019.

    For domestic applicants (citizens and permanent residents of Australia and citizens of New Zealand): Applications for 2019 that are complete and received by 31 October 2018 will be automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships. You will still be considered for the scholarships if your application is received after this date, but there's no guarantee that scholarships will be available. Applicants should be notified of the outcome by 21 December 2018.