Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • an annual stipend paid fortnightly, indexed annually. The annual stipend rate in 2022 is $28,854 (AUD). The scholarship can be used to support living costs
  • an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset.

You can also apply for:

  • a $1,520 interstate relocation allowance
  • a $420 (masters by research), or $840 (PhD) thesis allowance after submitting your thesis.


New applicants to QUT research degrees need to:

  • meet QUT’s admission criteria for a research degree, which includes meeting QUT’s English language requirements at the time of application
  • not be receiving a living allowance award, or scholarship providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the research degree.

Current QUT research students need to have consumed less than the below equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) to apply:

  • less than 1 year EFTLS for enrolled research doctorate students
  • less than 6 months EFTLS for enrolled research masters students.

How to apply

These scholarships are awarded through QUT's annual research scholarship round.

Find out how and when to apply for a research scholarship.


2023 Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship conditions

About the scholarship

The Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend is a prestigious scholarship, funded by the  Australian federal government to provide financial support to exceptional students.

The number of scholarships offered varies from year to year.

Rules for previous years of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend are available for reference:

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