As part of your degree application you will be asked if you would like to be assessed for a research scholarship. This means that you are applying for the Research Training Program (RTP) - a scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education - or one of the University of Newcastle’s Research Scholarships.

A scholarship funded by the University of Newcastle or the Commonwealth Government provides an annual living allowance of $27,082 per annum(2018 rate - indexed annually). Our scholarships for international students cover the cost of tuition fees, and in some cases include the cost of compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover. All domestic students have their fees covered by the RTP, to a maximum of 4 years for PhD candidates and 2 years for MPhil students.

To be eligible you must:

  • meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (IELTS of at least 6.5; 7.0 in some disciplines);
  • meet the admission criteria for the qualification you are applying for – MPhil or PhD;
  • have support from the School you will be enrolled with, i.e. the nominated supervisor in the form of a Pre-Identified Candidate (PIC) code.

A determination of your award will be made alongside your degree application. The assessment takes into account your academic qualifications, research credentials and prior experience.

Advice on enhancing your University and Commonwealth Government Scholarship application can be found on this information sheet.

For more information on the process and terms and conditions for the awards, please see the following documents:

Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Please note that the next available round is as follows:

Scholarship Round, 2019

Closing Date: 1 September, 2019
Latest Outcome Date: 1 December, 2019
Latest Commencement Date: 1 June, 2020

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