Am I eligible to apply for a RTP scholarship?

Please read this information carefully before applying for a research degree scholarship at the University of South Australia. You will receive notification of the results of your scholarship application as part of the general notification of the results of your research degree application.

 


Australian applicants 

Scholarships are available to support students enrolling in the University's areas of research concentration and research strength.

Competitive selection criteria 
  • UniSA rates each scholarship application according to the following parameters: grades obtained in undergraduate degree, referees’ reports, proposed area of research, and supervisor report. Applicants are ranked in descending order according to their scores on each of these criteria and scholarships are awarded based on merit. There are usually more applicants eligible for admission to research degrees than there are scholarships available. For more details, refer to the Research Degrees Scholarship Allocation Guidelines: Competitive Commonwealth and University of South Australia funded scholarships (PDF file, 83KB).
  • Generally scholarship recipients must have first-class Honours or equivalent.
  • It is expected that scholarship recipients will be studying full-time. In some cases, candidates can apply to receive scholarships on a part-time basis if there are compelling social reasons (e.g. the need to provide full-time care of children, disabled, sick, injured or elderly). The need to undertake part- or full-time work is not considered a compelling social reason.

See also Student eligibility requirements: Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) Scholarships, 2.10.1 – Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research). 


International applicants

Scholarships are available to support students enrolling in areas of research concentration and research strength.

Competitive selection criteria 
  • UniSA rates each scholarship application according to the following parameters: grades obtained in undergraduate degree, referee’s reports, proposed area of research, and supervisor report. Applicants are ranked in descending order according to their scores on each of these criteria and scholarships are awarded based on merit. There are usually more applicants eligible for admission to research degrees than there are scholarships available. For more details, refer to the Research Degrees Scholarship Allocation Guidelines: Competitive Commonwealth and University of South Australia funded scholarships (PDF file, 83KB).

  • Generally scholarship recipients must have first-class Honours or equivalent.
  • An awardee must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Master by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.

See also Student eligibility requirements: Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships, 3.10.1 - Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research).

Areas of study and research

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