To be eligible for an RTP Stipend Scholarship – International, or VUIPRS, applicants must:
- be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand
- have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement; for example:
- a four-year undergraduate degree
- a three-year degree and an honours year
- a three-year degree and one year of a higher degree
- a three-year course and one year of a masters preliminary or other qualifying program
- a three-year degree and a postgraduate diploma
- meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
- meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for enrolment in a research degree
- be commencing a masters by research or doctoral degree
- enrol as a full-time student.
You are not eligible for an RTP Stipend Scholarship – International, or VUIPRS, if you are currently studying, or have recently studied, on an AIDAB or AUSAID scholarship and are applying for an IPRS immediately following the AIDAB/AUSAID funded studies.
Priority will be given to applicants who:
- have not already obtained a PhD degree or equivalent if they are proposing to undertake another one
- have already obtained a masters degree by research and are proposing to undertake another masters degree by research
- have not previously held an IPRS, VUIPRS or OPRS (unless it was for a masters by research degree, and you are applying for an IPRS to undertake PhD studies).
- living allowance of $27,082 per year (2018 rate)
- Overseas Students Health Care (OSHC).
In addition, successful applicants will be awarded a 100% tuition fees scholarship, which provides a waiver of tuition fees for the duration of the course.
The scholarship does not cover other costs such as:
- English-language testing
- bridging programs or English-language programs
- travel costs from overseas.