Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships
The University of Western Australia is offering scholarships to high-achieving students across the globe who study with us. This significant scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students, from selected countries, who apply for particular courses at the University. Located by the Swan River and only minutes from Perth’s city centre, The University of Western Australia (UWA) is often described as one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. Our city offers an inspiring study environment, with sunny weather, a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and beautiful natural scenery. Perth is also one of Australia’s most affordable cities. As an international student at UWA, you’ll be supported by our Student Services team which can offer you a range of services so you feel more comfortable in a new environment. The Scholarship is an annual tuition fee discount for the normal full-time duration of the awardee’s course as specified in their letter of offer. The value of the Scholarship is determined by the applicant’s equivalent Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or UWA weighted average mark (WAM). This significant scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students, from selected countries, who apply for particular courses at the University. Historians use evidence from the past to ask fundamental questions about humanity. Through learning about the past, we illuminate the present. Studying history will immerse you in discovery, debate, discussion, understanding, surprise and awe, and it will require of you rigour, reason, questioning, imagination and passion. You will be part of the process by which humanity’s memory itself comes to be made. International students Set yourself apart with a globally recognised degree from a world top 100 university that takes education beyond the books. With experience-rich, industry-connected learning, you’ll graduate equipped to succeed in local, national and international careers.
On 31 December 2016, the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) ceased and was replaced by the Research Training Program (RTP) from 1 January 2017. The RTP provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to higher education providers (HEPs) to support both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).
To be eligible for a RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset or RTP Allowance, a student must be a domestic student or an overseas student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian HEP. The basic eligibility criteria for an RTP are listed in Section 1.5 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017.
Under RTP, a University provides one or more of the following types of support to an RTP Scholarship recipient: • An RTP Fees Offset pays for the tuition fees of a higher degree by research (HDR) student that would otherwise have been paid by the student. This requires that a university to fully offset tuition fee applicable for a student. This is not a stipend. • An RTP Stipend to assist students with their living costs while undertaking a higher degree by research. • RTP Allowances to assist students with ancillary costs of a higher degree by research (HDR). This includes relocation costs to undertake a HDR, HDR thesis printing and academic publication costs and health cover costs for recipients and their dependents. RTP scholarships are available for a maximum period of two years for a research masters OR a minimum of three years, up to a maximum of four years (at the discretion of the HEP) for a research doctorate degree.
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