Full-time scholarship (AGRTP)

Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent resident are encouraged to apply for an AGRTP scholarships, which are awarded to postgraduate researchers with exceptional promise on the basis of academic merit and research potential. Further information regarding the Australian Government's Research Training Program is available on the Department of Education and Training website.

  • Eligibility

    AGRTP scholarships are generally for full-time 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 in 2019, or currently enrolled
    • Enrolling/enrolled as a full-time student, or in exceptional circumstances, granted Charles Sturt University approval for a part-time scholarship in line with the Charles Sturt University policy on AGRTP Scholarships.

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

  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $27,596 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments.

    Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to three years (six sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate OR two years (four sessions) for Research Masters at full-time study.

    Operating Funds: Scholarship recipients are allocated an allowance per session of enrolment to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with the candidate's research.

    Relocation Allowance: Scholarship recipients may be eligible to receive a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating themselves, their spouse, and dependants to a Charles Sturt University campus, to a maximum of AUD $5,000.

  • Scholarship duration

    AGRTP scholarships are normally tenable for three years for Research Doctorate studies, and two years for Research Masters studies subject to satisfactory progress

    An extension of up to six (6) months may be granted for Research Doctorate candidates, 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 paid annual leave working days per year, 10 paid sick leave days per year and may be eligible for up to 12 weeks paid maternity leave with the duration of the scholarship.

Application closing date

Applicants should apply online via the following links. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.

Current StudentProspective Student

New Application

New Application

Resume Application

Resume Application

Applications for this mid-year scholarship application round close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 28 June 2019.

Please note that a scholarship application round for scholarships commencing in 2020 will be opened in July 2019.