The Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS) is funded by the Australian Government and enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

The University usually awards around 35 scholarships.

For more detailed information, please visit Melbourne Scholarships International Postgraduate Research Scholarship web page.



The Faculty of Arts application deadline is 31 October each year. There is no midyear intake for Graduate Research courses in Arts, therefore there is no midyear application round.

The Faculty of Arts may still consider scholarship applications received after 31 October, however applicants will only be eligible for any remaining scholarships.



The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.