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Higher Degree by Research Scholarships 2021 Deakin University

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About Higher Degree by Research Scholarships(HRD) 2021 Deakin University

Applications are now open for HRD scholarships to study in Deakin University Australia. Deakin University  is one of another popular Australian University among international Universities. Apart from their great academic reputation, research excellence, staffs and facilities, this University also turn to offer a lots financial supports to its international research students.

HRD scholarships for international students to undertake research degree scholarships in Deakin University include two scholarship type :Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP)  and Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR).

Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) is a commonwealth sponsored Australian government research supporting scholarship program. It comes with a lot financial benefits including tuition fee offsets and stipends. These scholarships are being administered by the host University

Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR) are being funded  by Deakin University to support international students undertaken research degree programs

Scholarships  benefits and Value

Stipend and Allowances Value 

  • A stipend of $28,600 (2021 rate) per annum tax exempt
  • A relocation allowance from $500 to $1,500 (for single to family) awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at Deakin
  • For international students only: Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa.
  • Degree program: Masters/ PhD research
  • Scholarship Duration : Doctoral Degree Duration :3 years for stipend and 4 years for the tuition fees offset. Research Master Degree Duration : 2 years for stipend and 2 years for the tuition fees offset
  • Course type : Open to all study areas
  • Status: Currently open
  • Deadline: Open all year round
Research degree candidature applications are accepted throughout the year. How ever, before lodging your application its highly recommended to get in contact with your department/faculty of interest as some departments require an Expression of interest (EoI) to be submitted prior to application.

The scholarships are open to students from a broad range of backgrounds across a number of interest areas. The process and application dates for candidature and scholarships are different for each faculty or institute. However, if you have been offered a place and missed the scholarship round for that faculty, you will be consider for the  next scholarship round. See list of faculties below:
  • Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
  • Institute for Frontier Materials
  • Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation
Also apply to this Multiple fully funded PhD scholarship positions at Newcastle University, Australia

Eligibility Criteria  for Deakin University HRD Scholarships

To be eligible for  Deakin University HRD Scholarships ie that RTP or DUPRS :

  •  applicants must  be enrolled in an HDR course of study at Deakin University
  •  applicants must  be must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees
  •  Student must not be receiving income from another source to support that student’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s RTP or DUPRS Stipend rate. Income unrelated to the student’s course of study or income received for the student’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be taken into account.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for information on admission requirements to a HDR course at Deakin University. Equally refer to Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Scholarships Procedure for more information about RTP scholarship policy.

Selection criteria  for Deakin University HRD Scholarships

Research degree scholarships are generally very competitive and open to high caliber students with rich research potentials and achievements.

The RTP and DUPRS Stipends will be awarded to students as a result of a competitive process as outline below: 

  • Students receiving an RTP or DUPRS Stipend will be enrolled as on-campus full-time students.
  • Applicants for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies 
  • and achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent level of academic achievement as approved by Deakin, and meet all other minimum entry requirements according to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Admission, Selection and Enrolment Procedure. Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for more information.
  • Current students can apply for an RTP or DUPRS Stipend and will be assessed by the Faculty/Institute. 
  • Current students may not apply after they have completed more than 3 years of their doctoral course or 2 years of their masters course (or part-time equivalent).

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How to apply for Deakin University HRD Scholarships

Deakin University has a peculiar process to apply for a higher degree by research. Applications are done  via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. Applicants will be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, including 

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Who to contact for more information on this scholarship

For any further information on this scholarship refer directly to :

Deakin University Graduate Research Team

Also apply for  Griffith University scholarships 2022- approximately 600 offers!. This includes a variety scholarships across multiple fields of study in the University. Variety deadline for application also depending on the scholarship you are going in for.

Some  essential  tips for successful scholarship application

    As a general tip, when Applying for a scholarship ,you must keep in mind that ,this is not just about meeting the eligibility requirement .There are many other things you must consider. Find out below some of the things you need to know on how to successfully apply for a scholarships, get admissions into Australian Universities...

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