Available to future and current domestic research students in all disciplines.

Eligibility details

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be a domestic student (Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen)
  • be applying for or currently undertaking a Higher Degree by Research course (PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research).


The scholarship is provided to offset the costs of tuition fees for domestic research students enrolled in higher degree by research courses. For more information see the RTP Fees Offset Conditions of Award.


Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships are funded by the federal government to provide support to postgraduate research students.

From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) Offset Scholarship replaces the Research Training Scheme (RTS), which was previously used by universities to cover the cost of domestic tuition fees.