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

Australian Government RTP Stipend scholarships-CDU-2021-2022

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About the Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend (RTP) scholarships, Charles Darwin University Australia

Research Training Program stipend scholarships are sponsored by the commonwealth government of Australia to support both international and domestic students intending to undertake a postgraduate research degree program in a University. The scholarship is administered by the host University which in this case is Charles Darwin University. Charles Darwin University in case you didn't know is ranked among the top 100 university globally for quality education. Overall, its among the top 200 universities globally for research and impact towards all SDGs. Its therefore a place to be.

The Research Training Program stipend scholarships intends provide eligible international students with tuition fees and stipends t study at Charles Darwin University. They are awarded to students of exceptional research potential to undertake a  Higher Degree by Research(Masters/PhD) at an Australian university.

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Scholarships Overview

  • Scholarship Cover: Full tuition fee
  • Scholarship Value: AUD $28,597 (2021 rate, indexed annually) per annum
  • Living cost: Fortnight stipends,
  • Additional benefits: paid sick leave, maternity leave, relocation allowance of up to $2,500
  • Degree Program: Masters/PhD by research
  • Field of study: Any research course across the University
  • Citizen type: International students
  • Scholarship Duration: up to two years for a research masters program and up to three years for a doctoral program
  • Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Also apply for CSIRO-RMIT Masters by research scholarships on a range of projects across science, engineering and health disciplines.

Eligibility criteria for RTP stipend scholarships CDU

To be eligible for RTP stipend scholarships at CDU, interested applicants are expected to meet  the Australian Government RTP eligibility requirements as follows :

  • You must be enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP).
  • You must not be receiving income from another source to support your general living costs while enrolled in a course of study if that income is greater than 75% of the RTP stipend rate.
Tips: Note that apart from the  above the mentioned eligibility criteria, applicants must also meet the University entry requirements and conditions. In Charles Darwin University entry requirements for a Masters Research programs include:
  •  a Bachelor Honours degree with first-class or second-class honours or
  •  a Master by Coursework or Extended Masters, which contains a substantial research component
  • English entry requirements. IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or an equivalent English proficiency test result. 
Entry requirements for a PhD research program include :
  •  a Bachelor Honours degree with first-class honours or second-class honours division or
  •  a Master's qualification that contains a substantial research component ie some publications etc..
  • English entry requirements. IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or an equivalent English proficiency test result. 
Equally check our guide on general requirements for research Masters-PhD programs to study in Australia.

How to apply for RTP stipend scholarships CDU

There is no separate application for admissions and scholarships. The whole application process is  done online on the CDU apply now portal. You will have to submit an expression of interest first to  the HDR team before being invited to apply for admission and the specific scholarship and then contact a potential supervisor. If this has been approved, the online application process is very simple. All you need is a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started the application, you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

Visit official  scholarship link to apply

Documents  to prepare
  • Copies of academic transcripts and award certificates of your post-secondary qualifications (ie. Bachelor and Master degree)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including details of publications
  • A brief research proposal (1500-1700 words or 3-4 pages) on the research you would like do, including details about specific methodological techniques
This guide might be helpful- how to apply for Research degree Masters/PhD scholarships

Who to contact

Get in touch with Graduate Research School for all information including access to expression of interest forms, application forms etc..

You don't know where to start? No worries. We have you covered. See the links to pro-tips below on how to apply for research degree scholarships to study in Australia, make sure to check the scholarship requirements always and see that you meet them before lodging any application.

Links to  Pro-tips for research scholarship applications

If this scholarship conditions did not favour you, no worries,  here is a list of Full Funded Government and Institution sponsored Scholarships to study in Australia (Undergraduate, Masters/PhD and short courses. Find  an available scholarship and the entry requirements. 

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