Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) at the University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP)

Masters PhD

Deadline : July 10, 2020 .  

Apply for the University of Adelaide Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship. The University of Adelaide offers a number of Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships to outstanding international graduates from any country to commence their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research. Awards for international RTP recipients are prioritised for those undertaking research in areas of University research strength

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. Several AGRTPS are available each year and the scholarship round is highly competitive. 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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Benefits for applicants are as below.

  • Research Training Program Fee Offset: Provides a fee offset scholarship which covers the cost of tuition fees as a higher degree by research student of the University of Adelaide for the standard duration of the academic program (Research Master: up to 2 years; Doctor of Philosophy: up to 4 years).
  • Any gap between the RTP Fee Offset and the Tuition Fees charged is waived by The University of Adelaide for the standard duration of the academic program.
  • Research Training Program Stipend: Provides a living allowance of AUD28,092 (2020 rate, indexed annually) per annum for up to 2 years for a Research Master degree, and up to 3 years (with a possible 6 month extension) for a Doctor of Philosophy. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.
  • Research Training Program Allowance: Provides financial support for an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy, plus relocation and publication expense


To be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria

  • Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.
  • Successful recipients are required to apply and enrol in their academic program of study at The University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ to retain their scholarship.
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed a degree at least the equivalent/comparable to an Australian First Class Hons degree(this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)
  • Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application.
  • Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
  • Applicants must not hold an equivalent Higher Degree by research qualification.  Applications are only open to students commencing a Higher Degree by research in Australia for the first time.
  • Successful recipients must commence study at the University of Adelaide in the semester the scholarship is offered.  It is not possible to defer the award.
  • Students who have been considered in two scholarship rounds within an 18 month period cannot be considered in any future scholarship round at the University of Adelaide.


Along side the online application, you will have to also submit the following required documents

  1. Research Supervisor: make contact with an academic staff member  and have an informal agreement from that person to supervise you if successful.
  2. Publications: Include evidence that you have published; you may include up to five of your publications with your application.
  3. Academic Transcripts: You must provide certified copies of all university level academic transcripts, translated into English.
  4. Academic Referees: Complete Section A of two copies of the Academic Referee’s Confidential Report forms and forward them to two appropriate referees of your choice.  Academic Referee reports must be returned to [email protected] by 10 July 2020.
  5. Curriculum Vitae: An updated CV outlining your work experience, all research experience, and a full list of cited publications should be included with your application.

Important Dates

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application in mid October 2020.
  • Recipients must commence their research program in semester 1, 2021 (between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021).
  • Applicants are expected to commence studies as soon as possible in the approved semester.

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For more information, visit University of Adelaide AGRTP Program


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