RMIT University in Australia offers a variety of research scholarships to support candidates to pursue excellence in their research while furthering their academic and career goals.
RMIT has two stipend scholarships available. These are the RTP Stipend Scholarship (RSS) and the RMIT Research Stipend Scholarship (RRSS).
In 2019, the RSS and RRSS provide the following benefits to recipients:
- a stipend of $31,000 per annum pro rata (full-time study). This amount is subject to indexation annually.
- International candidates in receipt of this scholarship are also awarded an RTP International Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS) or an RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS).
- all local candidates, Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia are provided with an RTP Fee Offset scholarship. Applicants in receipt of an RTP Fee Offset scholarship are not required to pay tuition fees for the maximum duration of their candidature.
- a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating in order to take up their postgraduate research program, up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1,540
- paid sick, maternity and parenting leave (within the limits of the Scholarship Terms and Conditions).
The standard duration of a research doctoral scholarship is three years full-time. Candidates may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and school approval.
The duration of a research masters scholarship is two years full time, with no additional extension available.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive selection process that ranks applicants according to their academic achievement, research outputs and relevant professional experience.
Priority is given to applicants who:
- have achieved a high distinction in the final two years of the qualifying program(s). At RMIT a grade of high distinction represents an academic achievement of 80% or higher.
- may be considered by RMIT as having an equivalent level of academic attainment, taking into account previous study, relevant work experience, research publications and other research experience.
- are able to take receipt of a scholarship for a minimum 12 months duration on a full time basis (or part time equivalent) because of prior enrolment in a graduate research program.
- have not already completed a graduate research program at the same or higher course level. For example Masters by Research applicants should not have already completed a Masters by Research or PhD.
- an applicant must not previously have held an RMIT or Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing.
- are or will be enrolled and primarily based at an RMIT Australian campus.
How to Apply
To apply for scholarship, you need to complete the admission and scholarship application form which is available here.
If you have not yet applied for a research program and would like to be considered for admission and scholarship, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). If your EOI is successful, you will be invited to submit a full application.
Expression of Interest: September 2, 2019
Full Application: September 30, 2019
Phone: +61 3 9925 2000
For further information, click here.