Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (RTPS) - Domestic Students

Applications open
1 September 2023
Applications close
31 October 2023
Payment per year
$32,500 (2023 rate)
Up to 3.5 years for a PhD, up to 2 years for a Masters
Higher Degree by Research
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Available In
All Faculties
Available To
Future Students
Commencing Students
Continuing Students

Research Training Program Stipends (RTPS) are funded by the Australian Government to support full time PhD and Master by Research students who are commencing, or currently undertaking a higher degree by research program at the University of Adelaide.

Information and application dates here apply to domestic students only. Please refer to the separate entry for information about Research Training Program Stipends for Indigenous students and Research Training Program Stipends for international students.

Detailed information about eligibility criteria, stipend and allowances, the enrolment deadline for recipients and scholarship conditions can be found in the Conditions of Award. Scholarships must be taken up within the round deadlines.

Enquiries: Adelaide Graduate Research School via

Applying: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round and Midyear Round (subject to funding) of scholarship applications.  When open, applications must be submitted using the Online Application Form.

The University Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship policy is available on the University Policy website.

All eligible domestic students who enrol in a higher degree by research program at the University of Adelaide will be allocated a Australian Government Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship which entitles the holder to up to four years of full time fee funding for a doctoral degree or up to two years for a master by research degree.