Students who have applied for admission to a higher degree by research (HDR) and selected the relevant box in the application form will be considered for this scholarship.
The Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships are provided by the Australian government to support both domestic and international students undertaking postgraduate research degrees.
Find out more about:
Types of scholarships:
Find out more about the RTP Scholarship (Domestic).
This primary scholarship may be offered in conjunction with the RTP/UPA round:
Browse more scholarships for domestic research students.
Types of scholarships:
Find out more about the RTP Scholarship (International).
RTP stipend scholarships are awarded in November, February and June. Therefore, you must submit all required documentations 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 receiving your offer of study.
To be considered for a scholarship, you must:
If you are a current student at the University of Sydney, you will need to apply for the scholarship here.
Honours students, whose results have not yet been released can submit their Masters by Research/MPhil or PhD admission application and elect to be considered for RTP. RTP applications will be put on hold until the students have provided the Scholarships Office with their final Honours transcript. Final honours transcript can be sent via email or uploaded to the online document submission portal.
Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply if their situation changes (such as the publication of an article or further related professional experience).
For information on issues such as deferment, key dates and eligibility, please see our frequently asked questions (FAQs).
|Commencing research period||Applicant||Submission deadline*||Offers received from|
|Research periods 1 and 2, 2022||International||30 September 2021||3 December 2021|
|Research periods 3 and 4, 2022
||30 November 2021
||9 February 2022
|Research periods 3 and 4, 2022||Domestic||31 March 2022||10 June 2022|
|Research periods 1 and 2, 2023||International||30 September 2022||1 December 2022|
|Research periods 1 and 2, 2023
||31 October 2022||23 December 2022|
*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.
Current students must refer to the relevant document submission date for international or domestic cohorts to be considered in the relevant upcoming rounds. For example, currently enrolled international students must submit their documents by 30 September 2020 to receive an outcome in November 2020.
If you are a domestic student and apply for admission in Research Period 3 or 4 2021, you must submit all documentations (for admission and RTP scholarships) by 30 March 2021.
You should read these documents thoroughly before you start your scholarship application. As well as stating eligibility requirements, conditions and benefits, the documents state how the applications are assessed.
If you are a current student who has previously studied at another university, you must provide copies of your transcripts with your RTP application (even if you have already provided them with your application for entry into the degree).
If we cannot verify your publications, they cannot be counted towards your application. See the research experience guide (pdf, 410KB) for details on what you need to provide with your application, and the format to be used.
Please note that results of English Language Proficiency Tests including IELTS, TOEFL and PTE are not required to assess your scholarship application. You may need to submit these documents to the Admission Office for your admission application.
The University accepts scanned documents submitted online in support of applications for admission to courses of study and photocopy of documents for RTP applications.
All supporting documents must be true and complete records. You should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time.
Detailed checking of supporting documents is an inherent element of our admissions and scholarship ranking processes and may involve contacting the original issuing authority or relevant tertiary admissions centre, or other organisation (whether education or otherwise), or individual, whether in Australia or overseas, to verify documents.
A failure to provide documents on request, or the discovery of either fraudulent documents or a misrepresentation of true circumstances in association with your application, may lead to the rejection of your application for admission/scholarship, the withdrawal of your offer, or the cancellation of your enrolment.
Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation. The University accepts translations to English made by an accredited translator with a government body, the Registrar of the issuing institution.