International (full-time, AGRTP)

AGRTP-International scholarships are awarded to postgraduate researchers from overseas* 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

* "Overseas students" under the definition in the Higher Education Support Act 2003

  • Eligibility

    AGRTP-International 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 CSU HDR program, or currently enrolled
    • Enrolling/enrolled as a full-time student, or in exceptional circumstances, granted CSU approval for a part-time scholarship in line with the CSU policy on AGRTP Scholarships*.

    AGRTP-International 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

    CSU will rank scholarship applicants by academic merit according to a specified criteria (see Scholarship Application Guide for further details).

    *For applicants whose enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research is dependent on receipt of a scholarship, we recommend that you do not submit a separate application for admission until the outcome of the scholarship round is announced.

  • Award value

    Stipend Full-Time: $28,092 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments to a nominated Australian bank account.

    Tuition Fees: AGRTP-International scholarship candidates are exempt from fees 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 CSU campus, to a maximum of AUD $5,000.

    Health insurance: All International students studying in Australia are required to purchase and maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). An AGRTP-International covers the cost of a standard OSHC policy for the candidate and their dependents for three (3) years (full-time equivalent).

  • Scholarship duration

    AGRTP-International 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 months may be granted for Research Doctorate candidates, where CSU is satisfied the extension is based on grounds which are beyond the control of the candidate and relate to their research studies, rather than of a personal nature.

    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

Applications for the Mid-year International scholarships application round closed at 5.00pm AEST on 16 April 2020.