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  • PhD scholarship – RTP and DUPRS

  • HDR Scholarship – Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) / Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR)
    The RTP scholarships (previously APA) are funded by the Australian Government, while the DUPR scholarships are funded by Deakin University. Both awards are available to domestic and international students. Only top-ranked applicants will be offered an RTP.
    Value and Duration

    Stipend and Allowances Value (Terms and Conditions apply)

    • A stipend of $27,082 per annum tax exempt (2018 rate)
    • A relocation allowance from $500 to $1,500 awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at Deakin
    • For international students only: overseas health coverage for the duration of the tuition fees offset.

    Doctoral Degree Duration

    • 3 years for stipend and 4 years for the tuition fees offset.

    Research Master Degree Duration

    • 2 years for stipend and 2 years for the tuition fees offset.

    Important dates

    Opening and closing dates

    Refer to How to apply webpage


    • To be eligible for an RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset, RTP Allowance or DUPRS a student must be a domestic or international student enrolled in an HDR course of study at Deakin University
    • To be eligible for an RTP Fees Offset an applicant must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees
    • To be eligible for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend a student must not be receiving income from another source to support that student’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s RTP or DUPRS Stipend rate. Income unrelated to the student’s course of study or income received for the student’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be taken into account.
    • Please refer to our entry pathways to higher degrees by research page for information on admission requirements to a HDR course at Deakin University.
    • Terms and conditions for each scholarship are detailed in the Further Information section below. For information about our RTP Scholarship Policy please refer to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Scholarships Procedure .

    Selection Process

    • RTP and DUPRS Stipends will be awarded to students as the result of a competitive process outlined in the ranking guidelines as below.
    • Students receiving an RTP or DUPRS Stipend will be enrolled as on-campus full-time students.
    • Applicants for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies and achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent level of academic achievement as approved by Deakin, and meet all other minimum entry requirements according to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Admission, Selection and Enrolment Procedure . Please refer to our entry pathways to higher degrees by research page for more information.
    • Current students can apply for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend and will be assessed by the Faculty/Institute. Current students may not apply after they have completed more than 3 years of their doctoral course or 2 years of their masters course (or part-time equivalent).
    • For information about the RTP Fees Offset selection process and the offer process for all scholarships please refer to our Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Scholarships Procedure.


    HDR Scholarship Ranking Guidelines 2018502.6KB

    How to apply

    Prospective students:

    • Please refer to the How to apply webpage for application information.

    Current Deakin research students:

    • Complete the Current Student Scholarship Application Form as below and email to [email protected]
    • Your original candidature application and any new information(s) provided in the form will be used for Scholarship assessment. If there are any relevant attachments please email with the application.
    • The application will be assessed in the next available round for your Faculty/Institute as refer to How to apply webpage.
    • If you have applied for an HDR scholarship previously, you need to demonstrate that you have achieved significant research outcomes beyond the basic expectations of your candidature progression since your last application.

    Current Student Scholarship Application Form60.2KB

    Further information

    For more information please email
    [email protected]


    2018 RTP Domestic Terms and Conditions136.5KB


    2018 RTP International Terms and Conditions138.9KB


    2018 DUPR Domestic Terms and Conditions241.8KB


    2018 DUPR International Terms and Conditions137.5KB

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    Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Food Systems and Security

    Funding Body:

    ARC Linkage Project, University of Sydney and TAFE NSW


    Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Food Systems and Security

    Research Areas:

    Humanities & Social Sciences


    Postgraduate Research


    An opportunity is available for two outstanding PhD scholars to conduct research into the relationship between social enterprise and food security in the City of Sydney. The successful recipients will join a large research team working on a project with multiple partners, and will focus on one of the following two projects:

    I.    An examination of how to best use social enterprise models to engage with disadvantaged communities, or

    II.    A comparative study of how different economic policy environments across Australia have worked to enable or constrain the development of food-related social enterprisesThis Scholarship is supported by a grant from ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship.

    Both scholars would also contribute to the larger project and the operations of the City’s incubator program, FoodLab Sydney.

    This Scholarship is funded by a grant from ARC Linkage Project, University of Sydney and TAFE NSW.



    a. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney within the:

    I.            Department of Government and International Relations, or

    II.           Department of Media and Communications.

    b. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:

    I.            an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), 

    II.           a Master’s degree at high academic standard (e.g. conferred with Distinction) with a substantial research component, or

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    III.          an equivalent qualification in Political/ International Relations, Media/Communications, or a closely related discipline.

    c. Applicants must also demonstrate engagement with issues related to food systems, food politics/policy, food security and/or social enterprise.

    Selection Criteria:

    a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

    I.            academic merit,

    II.           curriculum vitae,

    III.          feedback from three academic referees, and

    IV.          a personal statement which demonstrates their experience and interest in food policy studies.

    b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

    Amount awarded:

    The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.  No extensions will be granted.  

    Application guide:

    For further information, please refer to the terms and conditions .

    Applications for this scholarship can be made through the Online Application Form .

    Closing date:

    01 January 2019


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    Perth, WA

    Woodside are offering several ACS Foundation Work Integrated Learning (WIL) scholarships / internships to work and learn in a dynamic and leading edge Digital environment.

    Woodside is an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, recognised for its world class capabilities as an explorer, a developer, a producer and a supplier. We are Australia’s most experienced LNG operator and largest independent oil and gas company. We are pioneering the application of advanced analytics and cognitive computing in our operations to leverage our collective knowledge and to support operational excellence.

    Woodside recognises the value of diversity as a competitive advantage and strives to create a working environment where everyone feels free to bring their full selves to work every day.

    The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) at Curtin University is an Australian social innovation initiative with the vision of harnessing the special talents of people with Autism Spectrum for the collective benefit of these individuals, the industry and the wider community. The mission of the AASQA is to enable individuals with Autism Spectrum to leverage their unique talents through outreach, training and educating, and graduate programs, so as to create pathways from schools to valued, long-term employment; whilst addressing the business needs of the Australian ICT industry facing challenges in attracting and retaining software and quality assurance testers within the sector.

    Woodside the ACS Foundation and AASQA are in partnership to continue the Australia’s Specialist ACS Foundation WIL scholarships for undergraduates with Autism Spectrum and related conditions.

    Internship Description:

    As an intern, you will work on a real project (or a few) and have the opportunity to enjoy our dynamic and innovative environment.

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    • Monitoring of data ingestion pipelines and processes
    • Completeness, Quality, Timeliness etc
    • Consistent implementation of daily monitoring and testing processes
    • Responding to alerts and alarms from software failure and disruptions
    • Manage and escalate identified issues and non-conformities
    • Testing of Data Software and platform solutions
    • Ensure comprehensive test coverage by finding bugs, defects and verifying fixes
    • Investigate test failures and customer reports using your technical understanding of the product or tools
    • Improve processes and regimes to get great accuracy and consistency in surveillance and testing

    The working environment will be inclusive by investigating and accommodating the individual needs of the interns in terms of their working conditions prior to and during their employment.

    Required Skills/Knowledge:

    • Possess knowledge of software engineering processes and tools (for example programming proficiency in languages, preferably Scala, Java, Python, .Net, SQL etc) algorithms and data structure
    • Enjoy working digital centric environment
    • A passion for using information technology and an eagerness to obtain practical experience within a supportive work environment.
    • Ability to meet work deadlines
    • Willingness to working well with others
    • Attitude – enthusiastic, punctual/ reliable, professional. 

    Qualifications – Australian University Degree 

    Actively pursing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics or a related field.

    All WA undergraduate students on the Autism Spectrum and related conditions are welcome to apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

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    Melbourne Graduate Scholarships

    Melbourne Graduate Scholarships

    The Melbourne School of Design offers a variety of fee remission scholarships to high achieving international students applying to eligible courses, covering a 25% or 50% fee remission.

    Application type

    No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

    Benefit type

    Fee remission
    Full benefit details

    Citizenship requirements

    International student

    Total value

    25-50% fee remission

    Applicable study areas

    Architecture, building and planning

    Number of scholarships awarded

    Approximately 4

    • Eligibility & selection criteria

      To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

      • be enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible postgraduate coursework degree
      • obtain and hold a valid visa (as determined by the Department of Immigration)
      • meet the satisfactory academic performance requirements for each semester of the course
      • be available for promotional activities and able to represent the Melbourne School of Design

      Eligible courses

      • Master of Architecture
      • Master of Architectural Engineering
      • Master of Construction Management
      • Master of Landscape Architecture
      • Master of Property
      • Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage
      • Master of Urban Design
      • Master of Urban Planning

      Selection criteria

      Selection is based on academic merit and will be offered to students with highest ranked entry score (calculated based on University of Melbourne admissions policy and procedures) as well as other requirements (i.e. Portfolio and personal statement).

    What are the benefits?

    A 25% or 50% fee remission scholarship.

    Interested in an undergraduate Melbourne Scholarship? Register now

    Get more on scholarships and other information to help you succeed at the University of Melbourne.

    or call 13 MELB (13 6352)
    International: +61 3 9035 5511

    For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

    The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners’ websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.

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