Part-time scholarship (AGRTP)

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 CSU 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

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

  • Award value

    Tuition Fees: AGRTP scholarship candidates are exempt from tuition fees for a period equivalent to six years (12 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 per session of enrolment to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with the candidate's research.

  • Scholarship duration

    AGRTP-PT scholarships are normally tenable for six years of part-time study for Research Doctorate studies, and four years of part-time study for Research Masters studies subject to satisfactory progress

    An extension of up to six 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 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 and a suspension of scholarship may be arranged.

Application closing date

Applications for domestic part-time scholarships closed at 5.00pm AEST on Wednesday 6 May 2020.