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Australian Government Scholarship RTP 2022 International Student

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Postgraduate research scholarships are funded by the Australian government scholarship RTP 2022 and valued at up to $124,000, the Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships provide a tuition fee offset and a living-cost stipend to high-quality international postgraduate students.

Highlights

How to apply

Apply per key deadlines.

RTP stipend scholarships are awarded in February and November. Therefore, you must submit all required documentation for your admission application, and Research Experience evidence (if applicable) to be considered in the relevant award timeline. Please note that you may be notified of your RTP scholarship outcome at a different time to receive your offer of study.

Refer to the application and award timeline table below for details.

RTP scholarships are based on academic merit and are highly competitive. You will generally need to have an outstanding academic record, and any research publications will also be highly regarded.

Current students can apply here.

Commencing students should select the check box to be considered for research scholarships when completing the admission application for their postgraduate research degree. A separate application is not required.

Refer to the documents for applicants for details of selection criteria, process, and additional documentation required if applicable.

Application and award timeline

Commencing research period

  • Research periods 1 and 2, 2022
  • Research periods 3 and 4, 2022
  • Research periods 1 and 2, 2023

Submission deadline

  • 30 September 2021
  • 30 November 2021
  • 30 September 2022

Offers received from

  • 3 December 2021
  • 9 February 2021
  • 1 December 2021

New students must complete the RTP submission, along with their course application, by the submission deadline. Current HDR students will need to submit a separate application.

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Current students must refer to the relevant document submission date for international cohorts to be considered in the relevant upcoming rounds. For example, currently enrolled international students must submit their documents by 30 September 2021 to receive an outcome in November 2021.

Benefits

The RTP stipends are valued at $35,950 per annum (2022 rate). The RTP International Scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs and overseas health cover as well as tuition fees offsets (i.e. no tuition fees are applicable).

Who’s eligible

You must:

  • be a commencing or enrolled international postgraduate research student
  • have an outstanding record of academic achievement and research potential
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in a master’s by research or PhD at the University of Sydney.

RTP Stipend International Scholarship

Eligibilities

1. Applicants must be international students at the time of the award.

2. Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend International Scholarship (‘the Scholarship’) holders are expected to enroll in a full-time postgraduate research degree. The relevant Associate Dean (Research Education) may approve a part-time RTP Scholarship* where the University is satisfied that there are special circumstances beyond the student’s control (for example medical conditions, financial hardship, carer’s responsibilities).

A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and students should seek tax advice from registered tax agents.

3. Applicants must apply to be considered for RTP Scholarships at the time of their application for admission to their HDR Course and must submit the required supporting material in the manner specified on the Scholarships Office website. Applicants who have already commenced their HDR candidature must apply by completing the application form available on the Scholarships Office website.

Australian government scholarship RTP 2022 Tenure

4. The Scholarship may be held for up to 14 research periods (full time) for Research Doctorate studies, or for up to 7 research periods for Research Master’s studies. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award.

5. No extensions are possible.

6. A student is expected to commence the Scholarship by the census date of their commencing intake, and during the year the Scholarship is awarded. If a student has commenced their studies, the scholarship may commence immediately.

7. A recipient may defer their RTP Scholarship for up to one research period with the approval of:

  • a. their supervisor; and
  • b. the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education).

8. RTP Stipends may be provided for the duration of approved industry placement, research internship or professional practice activity (as stated in clause 32 of this document) if:

  • a. the recipient already holds, and remains eligible for, an RTP Stipend;
  • b. no other income is received from these activities; and
  • c. the maximum duration of the RTP Stipend has not been reached.

Stipend and Allowances

9. Holders of the Scholarship who enroll full time will receive a stipend of $35,950 per annum (2022 rate), indexed annually on 1 January. Find out more list of affordable universities in America to apply – study in America
10. A student who relocates from countries outside Australia to take up the Scholarship may claim a relocation allowance. The value of the allowance is up to $1,250 travel from their home country to Sydney at the commencement of studies and up to $1,250 for travel to return to their home country after successful completion of studies.

11. Students who had commenced their postgraduate research degree studies in Australia prior to the scholarship being awarded are not entitled to claim relocation allowance for travel to Australia. Students who become permanent residents of Australia are not entitled to claim travel allowance to return to their home country.

12. Reimbursement of up to $420 for Master’s candidates and up to $840 for Doctoral candidates will be made for eligible claims for direct costs of producing a thesis in accordance with the University’s thesis allowance claim information. The claim must be lodged with the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC – hdrac.scholarships@sydney.edu.au) within one year of submission of the thesis and no more than two years after termination of the award. Costs associated with printing a thesis are not eligible as the printed thesis is no longer required for submission and examination.

13. Holders of the Scholarship may receive a concurrent award, scholarship or salary to undertake their research degree provided such award, scholarship or salary provides a benefit less than 75% of the Scholarship. The Scholarship will be terminated if this limit is exceeded. Salary for work unrelated to the student’s research is not subject to this limit.

Selection Criteria (Australian government scholarship RTP 2022)

14. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

  • a. academic merit,
  • b. research experience,
  • c. availability of a high-quality research environment and resources to support the candidature, and
  • d. availability of high-quality supervisory arrangements to support the candidature

15. Preference may be given to applicants who:

  • a. identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as per University of Sydney policy,
  • b. have not previously received an Australian Government or University Scholarship to complete an HDR course at the same level,
  • c. have not previously completed an HDR course at the same level of study.

16. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the Higher Degrees by Research Scholarships Sub-Committee (HDRSSC) on the recommendation of the Faculty.

The University of Sydney will notify applicants of the outcome of their RTP Scholarship application by email to the student’s University email address (for current students), or the preferred email address contained in the student’s application for admission.

Leave Arrangements

17. Holders of the Scholarship receive up to 20 working days of recreation leave every 12 months of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. Any unused leave when the Scholarship is terminated or completed will be forfeited. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading. The supervisor’s agreement must be obtained before the leave is taken.

18. Holders of the Scholarship may take up to 10 working days of sick leave every 12 months of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with carer responsibility may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carers leave on presentation of medical certificate/s. Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable. See more apply for Lebesgue Master scholarships 2022 in France

19. Holders of the Scholarship may receive an additional paid sick leave of up to a total of twelve weeks during their scholarship for medically substantiated periods of illness where the student has insufficient sick leave entitlements available under Clause 18 above. Students applying for additional paid sick leave must do so at the start of absence or as soon as practicable. Periods of additional paid sick leave are added to the duration of the Scholarship.

20. Subject to relevant visa conditions, once holders of the Scholarship have completed twelve months of their award, they are entitled to a maximum of twelve weeks paid parental leave during the tenure of the Scholarship. Students applying for paid parental leave should do so at least four weeks prior leave commencement date. Periods of paid parental leave are added to the duration of the Scholarship. Holders of the Scholarship who have not completed twelve months of their award may access unpaid parental leave through the suspension provisions. When applying for parental leave, the applicant should include at least one of the following documents:

  • a. letter from medical professional related to pregnancy,
  • b. a surrogacy agreement,
  • c. birth certificate of the child,
  • d. adoption documents, or
  • e. documentation that substantiates the application.

Australian government scholarship RTP 2022 Research Overseas

21. Holders of the Scholarship may not normally conduct research overseas within the first 6 months of an award.

22. Holders of the Scholarship may conduct up to 12 months (18 months for students of Anthropology and other special cases) of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, and Head of Department/School, and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student’s candidature. Students must remain enrolled at the university and receive approval to Count Time Away.

Conversion between Research Masters and Research Doctorate degrees

23. Holders of the Scholarship may convert from a Research Masters degree to a Research Doctorate degree or vice-versa provided such change in candidature is approved by the Faculty/University School. The conversion from Research Doctorate to Research Master’s degree may result in termination of the scholarship. Should the Scholarship holder be approved to retain the scholarship, the maximum duration of a converted Scholarship becomes that for the new candidature.

Transfer

24. The Scholarships are not transferrable to another university. Should the holder of the scholarship transfer to another faculty, school, or supervisor within the University of Sydney, the duration of the scholarship will not be extended.

Australian government scholarship RTP 2022 Suspension

25. Holders of the Scholarship may not apply to suspend their award within the first six months unless
a. permitted by a legislative provision; or
b. approved by the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education) on the basis of special circumstances^
^Special circumstances include carer responsibilities or medical conditions and will generally be out of the recipient’s control. International students should check the terms and restrictions applicable to their visas before applying.

26. Subject to relevant visa conditions, after the first six months, holders of the Scholarship may apply for up to 12 months suspension for any reason during the tenure of their award. Periods of suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval to suspend must be given by the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education). Periods of study towards the degree during the suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.

27. A RTP Scholarship will be suspended during any period of suspension of studies. International students should check the terms and restrictions applicable to their visas before suspending.

28. Subject to relevant visa conditions, holders of the Scholarship are entitled up to an additional 12 months suspension (less any period of paid parental leave) following holders becoming a parent. The Scholarship holder should apply for suspension within four weeks of the expected date of becoming a parent.

29. Whenever a student suspends his/her studies the university must report the suspension to immigration authorities and the student may be obliged to return to their home country for the duration of the suspension. Therefore, if a student wishes to remain in Australia during a period of suspension of studies, they must contact the closest Australian immigration office within 28 days of the approval notice to seek approval to remain in Australia during the suspension.

Changes in Enrolment

30. Holders of the Scholarship must notify the supervisor and Higher Degree by Research Administration (HDRAC) within 10 business days of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade by written notice. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

31. Students who obtain Australian Permanent Residence status during the course of their enrolment at the University of Sydney (or prior to enrolment at the University) must notify Student Fees, Student Administration Services Office, and HDRAC immediately when their Australian Permanent Resident visa is issued. In this case, students must bring their passports to the Student Centre as soon as possible so that the University can adjust their residency status. Subject to satisfactory progress, students will be eligible to continue with the Scholarship.

Industry placements, research internships and professional practice activities

32. Holders of the Scholarship may undertake industry placements, research internships, and professional practice activities of up to six months’ duration that are approved as part of their HDR course by:

  • a. their supervisor;
  • b. the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education).

Australian government scholarship RTP 2022 Acknowledgment

33. The Australian Government’s contribution must be formally acknowledged when, at any time during or after completion of a relevant HDR course:

a. the recipient;
b. the recipient’s supervisor; or
c. any other party publishes or produces material (such as books, articles, newsletters or other literary or artistic works) relating to the recipient’s research project.

34. This requirement is met by including the following statement in any materials: “This research is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship”.
Termination

35. The Scholarships (RTP Tuition Fee Offset and RTP Stipend) will be terminated on resignation or withdrawal of the student, upon failure to enrol in the course without approved leave or suspension, upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award, whichever occurs first. The Scholarships will be terminated before this time if after due enquiry the University concludes that a student has not carried out the course of study with competence and diligence or in accordance with the offer of the Scholarship, or fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or has committed serious misconduct. Stipend payment will be suspended throughout the duration of the inquiry/appeal process.

False or Misleading Information

36. The University of Sydney reserves the right to reassess a student’s scholarship entitlements if it believes the student has provided false or misleading information to the university in relation to their application for admission or the scholarship award.

Appeal

37. The University recognizes the right of any student to appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) against any decision affecting the award or tenure of the Scholarship.

RTP Tuition Fee Offset International Scholarship

Eligibilities

1. Applicants must be international students at the time of the award.

2. Research Training Program (RTP) Tuition Fee Offset International Scholarship (‘the Scholarship’) holders are expected to enroll in a full-time postgraduate research degree. Subject to visa conditions, the University may approve a part-time Scholarship* where the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education) is satisfied that there are special circumstances beyond the student’s control (for example medical conditions, financial hardship, carer’s responsibilities).

A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and students should seek tax advice from registered tax agents. International students will only receive approval to study part-time if it is permitted under their visa.

3. Applicants must apply to be considered for RTP Scholarships at the time of their application for admission to their HDR Course and must submit the required supporting material in the manner specified on the Scholarships Office website. Applicants who have already commenced their HDR candidature must apply by completing the application form available on the Scholarships Office website.

Tenure

4. The Scholarship may be held for up to 14 research periods (full time) for Research Doctorate studies, or for up to 7 research periods for Research Masters studies. No extensions are possible. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award.

5. A student is expected to commence the Scholarship by the census date of their commencing intake, and during the year the Scholarship is awarded. If a student has commenced their studies, the scholarship may commence no earlier than the day it is awarded. Deferment of scholarship to next calendar year is not allowed.

6. A recipient may defer their RTP Scholarship for up to one research period with the approval of:

  • a. their supervisor; and
  • b. the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education).

7. RTP Tuition Fee Offset may be provided for the duration of approved industry placement, research internship or professional practice activity (as stated in clause 30 of this document) if:

  • a. the recipient already holds, and remains eligible for, an RTP Stipend;
  • b. no other income is received from these activities; and
  • c. the maximum duration of the RTP Tuition Fee Offset has not been reached.

Benefits

8. Full tuition fees as set by the University of Sydney.

9. Visa application fee (waived by the relevant Commonwealth Department at the time of visa application)

10. The cost of a standard single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student. The policy duration will be for up to 57 months for a Ph.D. and 33 months for a Masters by Research at the time of award, and it will be organized by the University. Policy purchased by the student will not be reimbursed.

11. Holders of the Scholarship may not concurrently hold another scholarship that provides support for tuition fees.

Selection Criteria

12. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

  • a. academic merit,
  • b. research experience,
  • c. availability of a high quality research environment and resources to support the candidature, and
  • d. availability of high-quality supervisory arrangements to support the candidature

13. Preference may be given to applicants who:

  • a. identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as per University of Sydney policy,
  • b. have not previously received an Australian Government or University Scholarship to complete an HDR course at the same level,
  • c. have not previously completed an HDR course at the same level of study.

14. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the Higher Degrees by Research Scholarships Sub-Committee (HDRSSC) on the recommendation of the Faculty.

The University of Sydney will notify applicants of the outcome of their RTP Scholarship application by email to the student’s University email address (for current students), or the preferred email address contained in the student’s application for admission.

Leave Arrangements

15. Holders of the Scholarship receive up to 20 working days recreation leave every 12 months of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. Any unused leave when the Scholarship is terminated or completed will be forfeited. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading. The supervisor’s agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.

16. Holders of the Scholarship may take up to 10 working days sick leave every 12 months of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with carer responsibility may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carers leave on presentation of medical certificate/s. Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

17. Holders of the Scholarship may receive additional tuition fee offset of up to a total of twelve weeks during their scholarship for medically substantiated periods of illness where the student has insufficient sick leave entitlements available under Clause 16 above. Students applying for additional paid sick leave must do so at the start of absence or as soon as practicable. Periods of additional paid sick leave are added to the duration of the Scholarship.

18. Subject to relevant visa conditions, once holders of the Scholarship have completed twelve months of their award, they are entitled to a maximum of twelve weeks tuition fee offset for parental leave during the tenure of the Scholarship. Students applying for parental leave should do so at least four weeks prior leave commencement date. Periods of parental leave are added to the duration of the Scholarship. Holders of the Scholarship who have not completed twelve months of their award may access parental leave through the suspension provisions. When applying for parental leave, the applicant should include at least one of the following documents:

  • a. letter from medical professional related to pregnancy,
  • b. a surrogacy agreement,
  • c. birth certificate of the child,
  • d. adoption documents, or
  • e. documentation that substantiates the application.

Research Overseas

19. Holders of the Scholarship may not normally conduct research overseas within the first 6 months of an award.

20. Holders of the Scholarship may conduct up to 12 months (18 months for students of Anthropology and other special cases) of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, and Head of department/School, and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student’s candidature. Students must remain enrolled at the University and receive approval to Count Time Away.
Conversion between Research Masters and Research Doctorate degrees

21. Holders of the Scholarship may convert from a Research Masters degree to a Research Doctorate degree or vice-versa provided such change in candidature is approved by the Faculty/University School. The conversion from a Research Doctorate degree to Research Master’s degree may result in the termination of the scholarship. Should the Scholarship holder be approved to retain the scholarship, the maximum duration of a converted Scholarship becomes that for the new candidature.

Transfer

22. The Scholarships are not transferrable to another university. Should the holder of the scholarship transfer to another faculty, school or supervisor within the University of Sydney, the duration of the scholarship will not be extended.

Suspension

23. Holders of the Scholarship may not apply to suspend their award within the first six months unless
a. permitted by a legislative provision; or
b. approved by the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education) on the basis of special circumstances^
^Special circumstances include carer responsibilities or medical conditions and will generally be out of the recipient’s control. International students should check the terms and restrictions applicable to their visas before applying.

24. Subject to relevant visa conditions, after the first six months, holders of the Scholarship may apply for up to 12 months suspension for any reason during the tenure of their award. Periods of suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval to suspend must be given by the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education). Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.

25. A RTP Scholarship will be suspended during any period of suspension of studies. International students should check the terms and restrictions applicable to their visas before suspending.

26. Subject to relevant visa conditions, holders of the Scholarship are entitled up to an additional 12 months suspension (less any period of paid parental leave) following holders becoming a parent. The Scholarship holder should apply for suspension within four weeks of the expected date of becoming a parent.

27. Whenever a student suspends his/her studies the university must report the suspension to immigration authorities and the student may be obliged to return to their home country for the duration of the suspension. Therefore, if a student wishes to remain in Australia during a period of suspension of studies, they must contact the closest Australian immigration office within 28 days of the approval notice to seek approval to remain in Australia during the suspension.

Changes in Enrolment

28. Holders of the Scholarship must notify the supervisor and Higher Degree by Research Administration (HDRAC) within 10 business days of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade by written notice. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

29. Students who obtain Australian Permanent Residence status during the course of their enrolment at the University of Sydney (or prior to enrolment at the University) must notify Student Fees, Student Administration Services Office, and HDRAC immediately when their Australian Permanent Resident visa is issued. In this case, students must bring their passport to the Student Centre as soon as possible so that the University can adjust their residency status. Subject to satisfactory progress, students will be eligible to continue with the Scholarship.

Industry placements, research internships and professional practice activities

30. Holders of the Scholarship may undertake industry placements, research internships, and professional practice activities of up to six months’ duration that are approved as part of their HDR course by:

  • a. their supervisor;
  • b. the relevant Associate Dean (Research Education).

Australian government scholarship RTP 2022Termination

31. The Scholarships will be terminated on resignation or withdrawal of the student, upon failure to enroll in the course without approved leave or suspension, upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award, or scholarship holder becomes an Australian Permanent Resident whichever occurs first. The Scholarships will be terminated before this time if after due inquiry the University concludes that a student has not carried out the course of study with competence and diligence or in accordance with the offer of the Scholarship, or fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or has committed serious misconduct.

False or Misleading Information

32. The University of Sydney reserves the right to reassess a student’s scholarship entitlements if it believes the student has provided false or misleading information to the university in relation to their application for admission or the scholarship award.

Appeal

33. The University recognizes the right of any student to appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) against any decision affecting the award or tenure of the Scholarship.

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