Government RTP Scholarships for Postgraduate Research

Government RTP Scholarships

Government RTP Scholarships: The University of Sydney in Australia is accepting Government RTP Scholarship applications from international students.

Any of the three annual scholarships can be taken. We encourage students to apply for the Australian Government RTP Postgraduate Research Scholarships at the University of Sydney.

Postgraduate students from outside of the United States are eligible for funds from the Australian government totaling up to $124,000 through the Research Training Program (RTP).

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Australian Government

Scholarship to be taken at: University of Sydney, Australia

Scholarship Slots: Several.

Scholarship Worth: $35,629 per annum

Number of Awards: Not Stated.

Study Level: Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students

Eligibility Criteria for Government RTP Scholarships at University of Sydney

  • An outstanding academic record and a strong research potential are required to be eligible for admission to the University of Sydney’s postgraduate research program
  • Master’s degree or PhD presently in progress
  • Or an unconditional offer of admission.

Note: Research Training Program Scholarships will be given top attention to applicants who are pursuing their first PhD degree.

Scholarship Value and Benefits for Government RTP Scholarships

The RTP scholarships from the government are worth $35,629 per year. The RTP International Scholarship helps students pay for OSHC, tuition, and living expenses.

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Government RTP Scholarships

Application Procedure


  • Scholarships for RTP stipends are given out in November, February, and June. To be considered in the relevant award timelines, you must submit all needed documentation for your entrance application, as well as evidence of Research Experience (if applicable).
  • Students can apply here if they are currently enrolled.
  • When applying for a postgraduate research degree, students should check the option to be considered for research scholarships when filling out the admission application.
  • Please see the materials for applicants for more information on the selection criteria, process, and any further documentation that may be necessary.

Application Timeline: See application and award timelines in the table (below);

Commencing research periodSubmission deadline*Offers received from
Research periods 1 and 2, 202230 September 202130 November 2021
Research periods 3 and 4, 202230 November 20219 February 2022
Research periods 1 and 2, 202330 September 20221 December 2022