RMIT University invites applications for the Research Stipend Scholarships in Australia for the 2022/23 academic session.

RMIT’s local and international campuses feature award-winning buildings and some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world.

Its cutting-edge facilities represent its commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces. It also offers a number of programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.


Worth of Award

In 2022, the RSS and RRSS provide the following benefits to recipients:

  • a stipend of $32,841 per annum pro rata (full-time study). This amount is subject to indexation annually
  • international candidates are also awarded an RTP International Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS). Or a RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS)
  • all local candidates, Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia are provided with an RTP Fee Offset scholarship. These applicants are not required to pay tuition fees for the maximum duration of their candidature
  • a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating in order to take up their postgraduate research program. The amount is up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1,540
  • paid sick, maternity and parenting leave (within the limits of the Scholarship Terms and Conditions)


Priority is given to applicants who:

  • have achieved a high distinction in the final two years of the qualifying program(s) which is equivalent to 80% or higher at RMIT
  • may be considered by RMIT as having an equivalent level of academic attainment. This is taking into account previous study, relevant work experience, research publications and other research experience
  • are able to take receipt of a scholarship for a minimum 12 months duration on a full-time basis (or part-time equivalent). This is because of prior enrollment in a graduate research program

Similarly, priority is given to applicants who

  • have not already completed a graduate research program at the same or higher course level
  • an applicant must not previously have held a RMIT or Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship. This is unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments
  • are or will be enrolled and primarily based at a RMIT Australian campus.

International applicants, therefore, must meet English language requirements by the application closing date to be considered for a scholarship.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide scanned and where applicable certified copies of the following with their expression of interest:

  • CV
  • Complete transcripts for all academic qualifications
  • Research proposal or statement of interest in an available research project
  • A letter of financial guarantee if you are an international applicant being sponsored to come to RMIT to complete your research degree.

Deadline: You may apply at any time for admission to RMIT research programs. However, applicants should set the commencement date on their application no earlier than two months from the submission of their EOI. As can be expected, this will allow time for the application to be processed.


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