2021 Australian Government Scholarships – Fully Funded: (Deadline 15 April 2022)
Applications are open for the 2021 Australian Government Scholarships – Fully Funded. The application is open to all nationalities and the deadline varies.
Each year the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training provides funding to Universities to award scholarships to domestic and international students undertaking Higher Degree Research programs.
From 1 January 2017, the Australian Government is replacing Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) with a single program, the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP or RTP). As current support programs are not continuing beyond 1 January 2017, the University is required by legislation to transfer all APA recipients to the new Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship.
In order to be considered for this scholarship in the main round of scholarship offers International students are required to apply for admission by either 15 April or 31 August. Domestic students are required to apply for admission by either 15 April or 31 October. Applications must be complete at the time of submission, including all supporting documentation and referee reports, in order to be considered in the scholarship ranking process.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to make contact with the a prospective supervisor prior to lodging an application for admission to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.
Benefits of 2021 Australian Government Scholarships
- Travel and removal allowances for students relocating to Canberra to commence their research program.
- Thesis allowance
- Dependent child allowance (International students only).
- Paid medical, maternity, and parental leave (See sections 51-68 of the Research Training Program Scholarships Procedure)
- Suspension of Scholarship (See sections 43-48 of the Research Training Program Scholarships Procedure)
The Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) 2017 set the basis for the conditions of award and outline the basic eligibility requirements for this scholarship.
The ANU has established an RTP Policy & Procedure which outlines the standards, processes and conditions for this scholarship. These documents are available from the reference document section of this page.
Selection Basis of 2021 Australian Government Scholarships
Candidates are ranked and scholarships are awarded based on a competitive ranking process, to the top-ranked candidates, subject to evidence they meet merit-based selection criteria, and subject to confirmation of a qualified supervisor, space and resources being available, in an area of research that is aligned with ANU research strategy.