AGRTP-International scholarships are awarded to postgraduate researchers from overseas* with exceptional promise on the basis of academic merit and research potential. Further information regarding the Australian Government's Research Training Program is available on the Department of Education and Training website.
* "Overseas students" under the definition in the Higher Education Support Act 2003
AGRTP-International scholarships are generally for full-time study towards higher degrees by research. These scholarships are highly competitive, and only applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria will be considered:
AGRTP-International scholarships will not be available to those who:
CSU will rank scholarship applicants by academic merit according to a specified criteria (see Scholarship Application Guide for further details).
*For applicants whose enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research is dependent on receipt of a scholarship, we recommend that you do not submit a separate application for admission until the outcome of the scholarship round is announced.
Stipend Full-Time: $27,082 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments to a nominated Australian bank account.
Tuition Fees: AGRTP-International scholarship candidates are exempt from fees for a period equivalent to three years (six sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate OR two years (four sessions) for Research Masters at full-time study.
Operating Funds: Scholarship recipients are allocated an allowance per session of enrolment to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with the candidate's research.
Relocation Allowance: Scholarship recipients may be eligible to receive a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating themselves, their spouse, and dependants to a CSU campus, to a maximum of AUD $5,000.
Health insurance: All International students studying in Australia are required to purchase and maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). An AGRTP-International covers the cost of a standard OSHC policy for the candidate and their dependents for three (3) years (full-time equivalent).
AGRTP-International scholarships are normally tenable for three years for Research Doctorate studies, and two years for Research Masters studies subject to satisfactory progress
An extension of up to six months may be granted for Research Doctorate candidates, where CSU is satisfied the extension is based on grounds which are beyond the control of the candidate and relate to their research studies, rather than of a personal nature.
Scholarship candidates are entitled to 20 paid annual leave working days per year, 10 paid sick leave days per year and may be eligible for up to 12 weeks paid maternity leave with the duration of the scholarship.