Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential to local and international candidates undertaking a research doctoral degree.
The Vice-Chancellor's PhD Scholarships (VCPS) are funded by RMIT University.
The university will provide 10 VCPS for commencement in March 2024.
Expressions of interest and the VCPS Expression of Interest form must be received by 20 September 2023.
All scholarship applications must include evidence of contact with the proposed senior supervisor. This should be uploaded as an additional document with your application. You must provide the names of academic staff who have agreed to supervise your proposed research in the relevant section of application, along with email evidence of support.
The VCPS provides the following benefits to recipients:
The duration of a Vice Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship is three and a half years full-time. This will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards an equivalent research degree prior to the commencement of the program at RMIT University.
In 2024, RMIT University will offer 10 VCPS awards.
VCPS scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive selection process that ranks applicants according to their academic achievement, research outputs and relevant professional experience.
To be considered for a VCPS scholarship you must hold, or be currently completing:
If you do not hold one of the above qualifications, you will only be considered for scholarship if you have previous publications or significant research experience. All other applicants will be considered ineligible.
In addition to the above, to be eligible for this scholarship you must:
Part-time VCPS may be approved for candidates with exceptional circumstances (e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments). Part-time scholarships are not tax exempt. Please refer to the Scholarship Terms and Conditions for further details.
You will be considered ineligible for a VCPS if:
VCPS scholarships are only open to commencing PhD candidates in 2024. To apply for admission in 2024, it is recommended that you start the application process without delay and submit your expression of interest as soon as possible.
Expressions of interest received from Australian and New Citizens and Australia permanent residents after 2 October 2023 and International applicants after 20 September 2023 will not be considered for a 2024 scholarship.
In order to be considered for a VCPS, applicants must:
For information on how apply for a scholarship, please refer to the instructions detailed on research scholarships.
As the holder of this scholarship you:
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