How to study in Australia for free: Your Guideline

Pro-tips on how to study in Australia for Free  Imagine being able to study in Australia without worrying about the financial burden. It may seem impossible, but with the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck, you can achieve this dream and study in Australia for free. Don't let the fear of expenses hold you back from pursuing your education. With determination and hard work, you can make your dreams a reality.  So yes, It is possible to study in Australia without spending a single penny, provided you have the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck. Let me explain it to you in detail. In Australia, most universities don't charge international students any application fees, particularly postgraduate research students. You can find a list of 16 universities in Australia that don't require application fees. This is a great opportunity for international students with good academic records to apply to multiple universities, increasing their ch

Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend scholarships, Monash University Australia

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About the positions

Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend scholarships

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships are provided by the Australian Government to support eligible students to undertake research degree programs in Australia via hosting Universities. The RTP scholarships at Monash University are open to both domestic and international students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees. The scholarships are open within any field of choice across the University

The  Monash University RTP Stipend (living allowance) is available to help support international and domestic students with living costs and relocation allowance whilst studying at Monash. For a tuition fee scholarship, check out the Monash International Tuition Scholarship (MITS), this can be packaged with this stipend scholarship 

Also apply for the University of Melbourne Research Training Program, 350 fully funded Masters and PhD  scholarships positions

Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship type: Living stipends, relocation allowance
  • Scholarship Value: Up to $33,000 p.a
  • Field of study: Open to all study areas
  • Degree Program: MSc/PhD 
  • Location: Monash University 
  • Citizen type: International/ domestic
  • Application Deadline: (Round 1) closes on 31 March 2024, for international students

Eligibility Criteria

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian humanitarian visa holder
  • An International student

You must meet the following criteria:

Selection criteria

These scholarships are very competitive and are awarded based on:

  • Student academic record, 
  • any research outputs and 
  • prior research experience

How to apply

Application for graduate research scholarships at Monash University is done at the time of applying for the degree program.  Applications are submitted via the Monash University Graduate Research Admission and Scholarship Application portal.   Applicants do not need to specify which scholarship they are applying for as they are automatically considered for all graduate research scholarships (where eligible).
  • Before applying for a graduate research degree, interested applicants must submit an expression of interest (EOI) to the relevant faculty or academic unit.  Applicants are therefore encouraged to obtain an Expression of Interest (EOI) from the relevant faculty before starting their application. As each faculty has a different EOI process

Visit the Monash University how to apply page for more details on how to submit a graduate research application for admissions so as to be considered for a scholarship, including the links to various colleges for your expression of interest.

Further information

For more information  on this scholarship please visit the University website or contact  the  Monash Graduate Research Admissions team on: 

Also apply for  these Higher Degrees by research scholarships at the University of South Australia

Browse more fully funded Masters and PhD scholarships in Australia. 

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The following are some helpful links to browse through. They include tips and guides on how to successfully apply for research Masters and PhD scholarships and admissions to study in Australia. 
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    1. Thank you for your information.
      My question is how can I prepare "expression of interest"? Is any standard template?

      1. Hi, you can always find it on the University website. In some cases you can fill it online directly from the University website, in other cases, its a downloadable. Here is an example Expression of Interest Form

    2. I want to apply Bs I have done Fsc pre medical but I want to apply bachelor please let me know how to possibly


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