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HDR Projects with RTP scholarships

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HDR projects with RTP scholarship

Research Training Program Scholarship opportunities are available for domestic students now.


Domestic RTP Stipend Scholarships associated with projects - see closing dates below

Scholarship Information

CDU offers Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships associated with established projects or research teams (listed below) to support high-quality domestic research higher degree candidates awarded on academic merit, relevant research experience and/or potential.

Candidates who receive a RTP Stipend Scholarship will automatically receive an RTP Fee Offset for the tuition fees.  Please see above for further information on the Domestic RTP Fee Offset. All Scholarship awards are governed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) and the CDU Higher Degree by Research – Research Training Scholarship Policy and Procedure.

Stipend Information

Australian Government RTP Stipend Scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential to undertake a HDR at an Australian university and are not automatically granted to all students. The scholarships are provided to assist with general living costs.

  • AU$32,192 (2024 rate) per annum tax-free for full-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments.
  • AU$16,096 (2024 rate) per annum, taxable, for part-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Three years full-time for a doctoral degree, two years for a research Master's degree. 

You must be enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP) and demonstrate exceptional research potential to undertake a HDR.

You must not be receiving income from another source to support your general living costs while enrolled in a course of study if that income is greater than 75% of the RTP stipend rate.

Please note: income unrelated to your course of study or income received for your course of study but not for the purpose of supporting general living costs is not considered.

Additional benefits include:

  • paid sick leave
  • maternity leave
  • relocation allowance. The relocation allowance for RTP stipend recipients is up to $2,000 for domestic students.

Scholarships opportunities currently available

  1. Integration of Green Hydrogen for Energy Storage and Dispatch in Grid Systems closing 1 March 2024
  2. PhD Scholarship opportunity in Cyber Security closing 28 Feb 2024
  3. PhD scholarship in agriculture and nutrition in Timor Leste closing 28 Feb 2024


This scholarship is available only for domestic students, please refer to the scholarships for international students.

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