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Postgraduate Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) at Deakin University, Australia

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Postgraduate Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) at Deakin University, Australia

Applications for Postgraduate Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) at Deakin University, Australia are now open and you may apply before deadline is over.





Applications now open

The RTP scholarships (previously APA) are funded by the Australian Government, while the DUPR scholarships are funded by Deakin University. Both awards are available to domestic and international students. Only top-ranked applicants will be offered an RTP.

Benefits and Duration

Stipend and Allowances Value (Terms and Conditions apply)

  • A stipend of $27,596 per annum tax exempt (2019 rate)
  • A relocation allowance from $500 to $1,500 (for single to family) awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at Deakin
  • For international students only: overseas health coverage for the duration of the tuition fees offset

Doctoral Degree Duration

  • 3 years for stipend and 4 years for the tuition fees offset

Research Master Degree Duration

  • 2 years for stipend and 2 years for the tuition fees offset

Eligibility criteria

  • To be eligible for an RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset, RTP Allowance or DUPRS a student must be a domestic or international student enrolled in an HDR course of study at Deakin University
  • To be eligible for an RTP Fees Offset an applicant must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees
  • To be eligible for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend a student must not be receiving income from another source to support that student’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s RTP or DUPRS Stipend rate. Income unrelated to the student’s course of study or income received for the student’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be taken into account.
  • Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for information on admission requirements to a HDR course at Deakin University.
  • Terms and conditions for each scholarship are detailed in the Further Information section below. For information about our RTP Scholarship Policy please refer to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Scholarships Procedure.

Selection Process

  • RTP and DUPRS Stipends will be awarded to students as the result of a competitive process outlined in the ranking guidelines as below.
  • Students receiving an RTP or DUPRS Stipend will be enrolled as on-campus full-time students.
  • Applicants for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies and achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent level of academic achievement as approved by Deakin, and meet all other minimum entry requirements according to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Admission, Selection and Enrolment Procedure. Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for more information.
  • Current students can apply for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend and will be assessed by the Faculty/Institute. Current students may not apply after they have completed more than 3 years of their doctoral course or 2 years of their masters course (or part-time equivalent).

How to apply

Application dates

Research degree candidature applications are accepted throughout the year. Some faculties/institutes require an Expression of Interest form to be submitted or that they be contacted prior to submitting a full application via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. These faculties/institutes are listed below with the relevant form or advice. Applications to other areas can be submitted directly via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form at any time.





Faculty of Arts and Education Expression of Interest form

Information about our PhD Program and application process

Faculty of Business and Law Expression of Interest form

Institute for Frontier Materials Expression of Interest form

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Expression of Interest form

Candidature with Scholarship

The process and opening/closing dates for scholarship applications are different for each faculty/institute. Some faculties/institutes require an Expression of Interest form to be submitted prior to submitting a full application via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. The dates may vary depending on whether you are applying as a domestic or international applicant.

All applicants must complete and submit an Expression of Interest form prior to applying via the Higher Degree by Research Application Form. The faculty will then advise whether or not you should proceed in applying for candidature and scholarship.

Domestic and International Applicants Round 1
Opening date 1 February
Closing date 31 May
Domestic and International Applicants Round 2
Opening date 1 June
Closing date 31 October

All applicants must complete and submit an Expression of Interest form prior to applying via the Higher Degree by Research Application Form. The faculty will then advise whether or not you should proceed in applying for candidature and scholarship.

Information about our PhD Program and application process

Domestic and International* Applicants
EOI Closing date – Trimester 2 intake (July) 15 February

All applicants must discuss their research interests/proposed program with an academic staff member and gain their support prior to applying for candidature and scholarship via the Higher Degree by Research Application Form.

Domestic Applicants
Opening date 1 May
Closing Date 31 October
International Applicants
Opening date 1 February
Closing date 31 July

All applicants must complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form prior to applying via the Higher Degree by Research Application Form. The faculty will then advise whether or not you should proceed in applying for candidature and scholarship.

Domestic and International Applicants
Opening date 1 February
Closing date 31 October





All applicants must complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form prior to applying via the Higher Degree by Research Application Form. The Institute will then advise whether or not you should proceed in applying for candidature and scholarship.

Domestic and International Applicants
Opening date for EOI form 1 January
Closing date for EOI form 31 October

The institute will accept scholarship applications between the dates below. You may apply directly via the Higher degree by Research Application Form.

Domestic and International Applicants Date
Opening date 1 February
Closing date 31 October

Application process

To apply for a Higher Degree by Research, follow the eight steps outlined below. If you are a Psychology applicant*, please follow the relevant links below.

* Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) applicants should follow the eight steps outlined below to apply for candidature and/or scholarship.

Applying in eight steps

1. Check the entry pathways

Entry to a research degree at Deakin is based on your demonstrated capacity to undertake significant research in a proposed field.

Your ability can be demonstrated in a variety of ways. In addition to the entry pathway requirements, there are additional eligibility criteria for entry into a scholarship.

Find out more about entry pathways to research degrees

2. Find a supervisor

Before you start your application, please contact a supervisor for advice on your research topic and proposal. A list of potential research areas and supervisors can be found via our Find a supervisor page.

This step is applicable to all applicants except those applying to study in the Faculty of Business and Law. For all supervisor and research degree related enquiries, prospective Business and Law Faculty students should email the faculty directly.

3. Arrange referee reports

Your application needs to be supported by two referee reports from current or former lecturers or academic or employment supervisors who are able to comment on your research expertise and potential.

Forward the referee report form below directly to your referees to complete.

These reports are confidential and referees should send them back to Deakin, ideally as soon as possible.

4. Prepare your proposal

Provide a brief outline of your proposed research topic. This will be used to assess whether the university has appropriate supervision expertise available. If you’ve already been in contact with a potential supervisor, you may work with them to develop your research proposal.

Learn more about preparing a research proposal

5. Evidence of English proficiency

If your first language isn’t English, or if your degree qualifications weren’t undertaken in English, please provide evidence of English proficiency.

The English language requirements for Deakin’s higher degrees by research courses are benchmarked against the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) standards, which can be found in the tables below.

Tests cannot be more than two years old.

BAND A 6/6 Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0
BAND B 6.5/6 Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0
BAND C 7/6.5 Overall 7.0, no band less than 6.5
BAND D 7/7 Overall 7.0, no band less than 7.0
BAND E 7/7/7.5 Overall 7.0, no band less than 7.0, speaking and listening 7.5




Higher degree by research applicants must demonstrate that they meet the English language requirements to the level required by the faculty or institute in at least one of the ways specified above in the following table:

Entire secondary and post-secondary studies and residency in Australia, or other specified English-speaking country* since graduation Study at an institution within Australia or other specified English-speaking country*, completed no more than 2 years prior to enrolment at Deakin
Faculty of Arts and Education + Institute of Koorie Education Accepted 2 academic years of full-time study at tertiary level
Faculty of Business and Law Accepted 3 academic years of full-time study at tertiary level
Faculty of Health Accepted 3 academic years of full-time study at tertiary level
Faculty of Science,Engineering and Built Environment Accepted 2 academic years of full-time study at tertiary level
Institute for Frontier Materials Accepted 2 academic years of full-time study at tertiary level

*Other specified English-speaking country includes Australia, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia.

Faculty of Arts and Education + Institute of Koorie Education Faculty of Business and Law Faculty of Health Faculty of Science,Engineering and Built Environment
IELTS: International English Language Testing System Band C: overall 7.0, no band less than 6.5 Band C: overall 7.0, no band less than 6.5 Band C: overall 7.0, no band less than 6.5 Band B: overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0
TOEFL (IBT): Test of English as a Foreign Language (internet based test) 94 Writing 24 94 Writing 24 94 Writing 24 79 Writing 21
TOEFL (IBT): Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based test) 600 Writing 5 600 Writing 5 600 Writing 5 577 Writing 4.5
CPE: Cambridge English: Proficiency Overall score of 185, no band less than 176 Overall score of 185, no band less than 176 Overall score of 185, no band less than 176 Overall score of 176, no band less than 169
CAE: Cambridge English: Advanced Overall score of 185, no band less than 176 Overall score of 185, no band less than 176 Overall score of 185, no band less than 176 Overall score of 176, no band less than 169
PTE: Pearson’s Test of English (Academic) 65: No less than 58 in each skills 65: No less than 58 in each skills 65: No less than 58 in each skills 58: No less than 50 in each skills
DUELI EAP program (completed 1 year prior to enrolment) EAP 4 – 65% EAP 4 – 65% EAP 4 – 65% EAP 4 – 60%
DUELI Test (completed 6 months prior to enrolment) Score of 7.0 Score of 7.0 Score of 7.0 Score of 6.5

Work experience in English accepted by The Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)

Substantial written work in an English speaking professional environment for a period of at least 3 years immediately prior to enrolment. Documentary evidence must be provided by senior management of the employing organisation to the satisfaction of the Academic Board

The Faculty of Health and Science, Engineering and Built Environment and the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) may allow you to provide proof of your English proficiency after they’ve approved your application.

The required standard may be achieved by taking a course at Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI).

Find out more about DUELI

6. Prepare relevant documents/information

Prepare and submit your curriculum vitae or résumé as part of your online application in section 1.

Please provide transcripts of all tertiary education studies taken outside Deakin.

Transcripts should indicate the name of the qualification, the institution, the years of study, the subjects/units undertaken, the grades achieved, explanatory notes concerning the grades and proof that the qualification was completed.

If transcripts are in a foreign language, an English translation is to be supplied.





If you’ve previously been enrolled in a research degree at another institution, or are applying to transfer your research degree from elsewhere, proof of your commencement date and evidence of any intermissions or changes of candidature (e.g. from full time to part time) are to be provided.

If you’ve had your research published, outline your contribution to the work, state whether the journal or conference was national or international, submit a copy of the contents page and abstract page for each item but don’t attach the full article.

Provide a list of publications with a breakdown as follows:

  • refereed journal articles
  • refereed conference papers
  • non-refereed conference papers
  • books based on original research
  • book chapters based on original research
  • professional research reports

 

For each published work provide full bibliographic references, for example:

  • Name / names – Smith. J., Brown. S., Shaw. P.
  • Title
  • Name of publication
  • Type of publication, (e.g. refereed journal article, non-refereed journal article, book chapter, review etc.)
  • Publication details (e.g. Volume 29, issue 2, 2005)

 

You will need to submit evidence of your citizenship and personal details (name, date of birth, etc.). Please provide:

  • a certified copy of your birth certificate, relevant pages of your passport or a citizenship certificate if you’re an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a certified copy of the relevant pages of your passport showing your visa or a letter with your residency status from the Department of Home Affairs if you’re an Australian permanent resident
  • a certified copy of relevant pages of your passport showing your identity and citizenship if you’re an international passport holder
  • proof of any changes of name (e.g. marriage certificate) if applicable

7. Apply online

Answer all questions thoroughly in your online application and attach all requested documents. If information is missing it may affect your chances of being accepted.

Apply via the Higher Degree Research Application Form

8. Remember to mail in certified copies

Most documents need to be certified before you upload them. Certified copies of documents are photocopies that have been sighted along with the original document by an authorised person (see list below).

Deakin does not accept documents that have been electronically certified. Documents submitted by mail will not be returned. Do not send originals, as they will not be returned.

For more information, please visit the official website of the University here.





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