Scholarship details

Study levels


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 to assist with your general living costs. The annual stipend rate in 2023 is $30,000 (AUD) at the full-time rate.
  • 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 to apply for a research degree and scholarship.


Current 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 RTP Stipends offered varies from year to year.

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