Fees and Fee Support

If you have a scholarship to support your living expenses (a stipend) then typically you are allocated a Research Training Program (RTP) place which pays for your tuition fee. Effectively your fees are paid for by the Australian Government.

Tuition Fee Support

Successful scholarship applicants are provided with an entitlement under the Research Training Program. Doctoral candidates are awarded a three year (full-time equivalent) entitlement and Masters by Research candidates are awarded a two year (full-time equivalent) entitlement.

Operating Funds

The Research Office or an organisation that is funding a research project at CSU, may be able to provide funds to meet the costs directly associated with a candidate's research program. These funds, sometimes referred to as operating funds, maintenance allowance or resource allowance are provided as part of a scholarship.

The use of and the amount of funds available is governed by the HDR candidate Operating Fund Guidelines or the funding agreement with the external organisation.

The candidate and the supervisory team are to consult on the use of these funds.  An important part of postgraduate training for a research candidate is to learn skills of project budgeting and management and candidates need to plan for the use of the funds made available to them.

If you are entitled to operating funding, you can access the funding by following the following process.

When contacting Faculty Operations or Travel, please ensure that:

  • you have the Operating Funds codes (Fund code, Organisation code and Program code) that has been assigned to you; and
  • your principal supervisor has approved the expenditure

Further Information

For further information in relation to your scholarship and entitlements, please refer to the conditions of award issued to you along with your offer of scholarship.