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.
Faculty of Business and Law
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|
|EOI Closing date – Trimester 2 intake (July)||15 February|
Faculty of Health
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.
|Opening date||1 May|
|Closing Date||31 October|
|Opening date||1 February|
|Closing date||31 July|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
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|
Institute for Frontier Materials
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|
Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation
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|
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.
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.
5. Evidence of English proficiency
English language requirements, if required
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:
English language requirements – Previous studies in English
|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.
English language requirements – English language tests
|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).
6. Prepare relevant documents/information
- Resume or Curriculum vitae
Prepare and submit your curriculum vitae or résumé as part of your online application in section 1.
- Academic Transcripts
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.
- Previous research degree
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.
- Publications information to include
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
- Bibliographic information to include
For each published work provide full bibliographic references, for example:
- Name / names – Smith. J., Brown. S., Shaw. P.
- 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)
- Providing proof of identification and citizenship
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.
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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