Postgraduate by research

Liza Oates

Liza Oates, recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

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RMIT is committed to pursuing innovative and relevant research. The following scholarships give you the opportunity to pursue excellence in your research while furthering your academic and career goals.

University wide scholarships

University wide scholarships are open to all students across the University. 

  • Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) For local doctoral or masters by research students, or commencing IPRS holders; a stipend of $28,849 per annum, fee-exempt place and other allowances and leave provisions; applications open 1 September 2014
  • Chile Bicentennial Research Scholarship For Chilean research students; worth tuition, travel and study allowance; applications now open.
  • European Union Centre RMIT Travel Assistance Grant The European Union centre at RMIT grants assist with travel costs for HDR candidates to travel to EU member states for the purposes of research; worth up to $6,000; applications currently closed.
  • Higher Degree by Research Conference Grant For research candidates travelling to present at Conferences or workshops of International standing; worth up to $2000.
  • Higher Degree by Research Publications Grant (HDRPG) For research students to financially assist to write publications after thesis/project submission; worth $27,653 annum pro rata; applications open March and August.
  • Higher Degree by Research Travel Grant For research candidates travelling to complete fieldwork, research-related activities, conferences and workshops; funding available up to $2000. Application periods apply.
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) For international students starting a higher degree by research (masters or PhD); worth tuition fees and the cost of an Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of your program. Applications now closed
  • RMIT PhD International Scholarship (RPIS) For international doctoral or masters by research candidates, a stipend of $28,849 per annum, tuition fees, overseas health cover and other allowances and leave provisions; applications open 1 September 2014
  • RMIT PhD and Masters Scholarship (RPS) For local doctoral or masters by research students, a stipend of $28,849 per annum, fee-exempt place and other allowances and leave provisions; applications open 1 September 2014
  • Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (VCPS) For local and international doctoral research candidates; a stipend of $41,150 and an additional $5,000 research support allowance of per annum and other allowances and leave provisions; applications open 1 September 2014; applications open 1 September 2014
  • Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships For international PhD research students; worth $30,000 per year for three years; Applications now open.
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Interest/discipline area scholarships

Business scholarships

Community services and social sciences scholarships

  • Clare Burton Scholarship For postgraduate coursework or research degree students undertaking research in gender equity, this scholarship can provide you financial support. If successful, this scholarship pays $10,000 over 12-18 months.

Computing and information technology scholarships

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Engineering and related technologies scholarships

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Environment scholarships

  • IICT – RMIT PhD Scholarship Top Indian students who possess the relevant qualifications can apply a for the position of Junior Research Fellowship (RMIT), to undertake an Australian PhD at RMIT and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Research Centre in Hyderabad, India. Scholarship includes a full waiver of tuition fees and upto $A25,000 for living allowance while studying at RMIT, Melbourne; applications now closed.
  • Victorian International Research Scholarships Program For international PhD research students; worth $30,000 per annum for three years. Applications now open

Health and medical sciences scholarships

  • IICT – RMIT PhD Scholarship Top Indian students who possess the relevant qualifications can apply a for the position of Junior Research Fellowship (RMIT), to undertake an Australian PhD at RMIT and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Research Centre in Hyderabad, India. Scholarship includes a full waiver of tuition fees and upto $A25,000 for living allowance while studying at RMIT, Melbourne; applications now closed.
  • Nano-biotechnology Scholarship For PhD students undertaking a nano-biotechnology research project; worth up to $30,653; applications close when the position has been filled.
  • PhD Scholarship in High Performance Magnesium Alloys Scholarship for PhD engineering students; worth up to $30,000 per annum; applications are open until filled.
  • Victorian International Research Scholarships Program For international PhD research students; worth $30,000 per annum for three years. Applications now open
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Science scholarships

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External scholarships

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