AGRTP Part-time scholarship

Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents, who are enrolling/enrolled as a part-time student, are encouraged to apply for an AGRTP-PT scholarship. Further information regarding the Australian Government's Research Training Program is available on the Department of Education and Training website.

  • Eligibility

    AGRTP-PT scholarships are for candidates enrolled on a part-time basis to study towards higher degrees by research. These scholarships are highly competitive, and only applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria will be considered:

    • Commencing a Charles Sturt University HDR program, or currently enrolled

    AGRTP-PT scholarships will not be available to those who:

    • Are enrolled concurrently in any other program, unless it is essential to the success of the HDR, or exceptional circumstances exist and are approved.
    • Are receiving another Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship

    Charles Sturt will rank scholarship applicants according to a specified criteria (see Scholarship Application Guide for further details.

  • Award value

    Tuition Fees: AGRTP-PT scholarship candidates are exempt from tuition fees for a period equivalent to eight years (16 sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate OR four years (eight sessions) for Research Masters at part time study.

    Operating Funds: Scholarship candidates are allocated an allowance to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with a candidate’s research.

  • Scholarship duration

    AGRTP-PT scholarships are normally tenable for eight years for Research Doctorate studies (8 years PTE tuition fee coverage and 6 years PTE for operating funds allowances), and four years for Research Masters studies subject to satisfactory progress.

    An extension of up to six months may be granted for Research Doctorates (operating funds only), where the candidate is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the candidate.

    Scholarship candidates are entitled to 20 annual leave working days per year and 10 sick leave days per year. If longer periods of absence are required, the Research Office must be contacted to discuss suspension of scholarship processes.

Applications for the 2024 mid-year round, for commencement Session 2, 2024, are closed.
Applications for the 2025 round, for commencement in Session 1, 2025, are open and close at 5.00pm AEDT Friday 11 October 2024.

Applicants must apply online via one of the following options. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.

NB. Scholarships will be reduced by any periods of HDR study undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the scholarship.

Prospective candidates

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates can apply for an AGRTP Part-time Scholarship when completing their Charles Sturt course admission application.

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Not sure which HDR course to apply for?  Review our available courses and our guide to getting started with a research degree.

Current Charles Sturt HDR candidates

Candidates enrolled in a Charles Sturt HDR course must complete a separate scholarship application.

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