The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (AGRTPS) (International) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a Higher Degree by research at Flinders University. The AGRTPS includes an international tuition fee offset, a living stipend and Overseas Health Care cover.
Please note: For visa purposes, the AGRTPS is a Commonwealth Sponsored Scholarship.
A limited number (up to 5) of AGRTPS are available each year and the scholarship round is highly competitive. The AGRTPS is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research. AGRTPS are considered on the basis of academic merit, academic research training and research indicators and performance.
The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree. Successful applicants are required to undertake full time study and must be commencing a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time.
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The AGRTPS pays a stipend at the standard rate set by the Australian Government of $28,854 pa tax free (2022 full time rate). The AGRTPS also includes a Research Training Program place (RTP), which provides an off set for tuition fees for up to 4 years.
An AGRTPS student who moves to Adelaide from overseas is eligible for an establishment allowance (after arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be produced by the student.
Awards will normally only be available to those who:
Please see the Conditions of Award for full eligibility criteria.
Selection of award holders will be undertaken by the Scholarships Committee based on academic merit and research potential.
Applications will be ranked according to the University’s Guidelines for Ranking Postgraduate Research Scholarship Applications
The University will give priority to students undertaking a higher degree by research for the first time.
Please see the Conditions of Award for full selection criteria.
You will need to activate your account using the Student ID from your registration and your date of birth provided at time of registration: https://activate.flinders.edu.au/main
Once you have activated your account, you will receive a Flinders Authentication Name (FAN), you can then submit your application for the international HDR scholarship group.
If you have studied at Flinders University but graduated more than 12 months ago you will need to reactive your FAN via the FAN reactivation page. With an active FAN you will then be able to submit your application for scholarship via the Student Information System as advised above.
If you have previously applied to study at Flinders, you will be able to reactive your FAN via the FAN reactivation page, you will need to enter your Fist name, Last name, date of birth and your student ID, normally found on any letters sent by the university to you. The system will be able to identify you more accurately if you can enter your student ID.
Once your application is complete, including all mandatory questions and documentation, your application will be assessed. Assessment will commence once applications have closed.
Applications close Friday 4 August 2023 at 5pm Australia, Adelaide local time.
Any questions about the application process should be directed to the Student Finance Office via email at [email protected]
Any questions about the candidature application process should be directed to the International Centre via email at [email protected]
For more details, visit Flinders University website.