The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships (International) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University. The Scholarship covers international tuition fees and a stipend.
Please note: For visa purposes, the AGRTPS is a Commonwealth Sponsored Scholarship.
A limited number (up to 10) of AGRTP Scholarships are available each year and the scholarship round is highly competitive. The AGRTP Scholarship is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research. AGRTP Scholarships are considered on the basis of academic merit, academic research training and research indicators and performance.
The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree. Successful applicants are required to undertake full-time study and must be commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
- The scholarships enable suitably qualified applicants to commence a full-time research higher degree.
- The AGRTP Scholarship pays the international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University for a research higher degree.
- In addition, Flinders University provides the recipient with a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $27,082 (2018 rate). It is tax exempt and indexed annually.
- An AGRTP Scholarship student who moves to Adelaide from overseas is eligible for an establishment allowance (after arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be produced by the student.
- Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.
- Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree(this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)
- Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
- Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification.
- Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
- Applicants must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship. Please see the attached conditions of award for full eligibility criteria.
- Please see the conditions of award for full eligibility criteria in the official website.
- To apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) and Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS), you will need to first submit an application for admission to a Research higher degree (PhD or Master of Arts by research) followed by an application for the International RHD Scholarship group, which will produce an application for both the AGRTPS and FIPRS.
- You will need to have an active Flinders Authentication Name (FAN) to complete this process.
- If you have never studied at, or made an application to Flinders University, you can register and submit your application for admission to a Research higher degree using the application portal.
- After completing your registration you will receive a confirmation email, this will arrive within 1 hour to your nominated email address and will contain your login details and instructions on how to activate your FAN.
- If you have studied at Flinders University within the last 12 months you can submit your application for admission to research higher degree and for scholarship via the Student Information System.
- If you have studied at Flinders University but graduated more than 12 months ago you will need to reactive your FAN via the FAN reactivation page. With an active FAN you will then be able to submit your application for admission via the Student Information System as advised above.
- If you have previously applied to study at Flinders, you will be able to reactive your FAN via the FAN reactivation page, you will need to enter your Fist name, Last name, date of birth and your student ID, normally found on any letters sent by the university to you. The system will be able to identify you more accurately if you can enter your student ID.
- With an active FAN you will then be able to submit your application for admission via the Student Information System as advised above
- You will find the application form by selecting the My Applications tab at the top of the page, selecting the degree you wish to be admitted to and completing the form. Once you have completed the application for admission, you will need to complete an application for the scholarship. To do this, continue by selecting the My Scholarship tab and then Create a new scholarship application. The scholarship application is called International RHD Scholarship – group. This application will ensure you are assessed for both the AGRTPS and the FIPRS.
- Once your application is complete, including all mandatory questions and documentation, your application will be assessed. Assessment will commence once applications have closed.
Application Deadline: August 13, 2018Application ClosedOfficial link