Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship

  • Master, , Phd
  • $28,854 (AUD)

The Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend is a prestigious scholarship, funded by the Australian federal government to provide financial support to exceptional students.


• New applicants to QUT research degrees need to: • Meet QUT’s admission criteria for a research degree, which includes meeting QUT’s English language requirements at the time of application • Not be receiving a living allowance award, or scholarship providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the research degree. • Current QUT research students need to have consumed less than the below equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) to apply: • Less than 1 year EFTLS for enrolled research doctorate students • Less than 6 months EFTLS for enrolled research masters students.


• An annual stipend paid fortnightly, indexed annually. The annual stipend rate in 2022 is $28,854 (AUD). The scholarship can be used to support living costs • An Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset. • You can also apply for: • A $1,520 interstate relocation allowance • A $420 (masters by research), or $840 (PhD) thesis allowance after submitting your thesis.

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