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Charles Darwin University Research Training Scheme (URTS) Fee Offset scholarships

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About  University Research Training Scheme (URTS) Fee Offset scholarships at Charles Darwin University(CDU) Australia

Charles Darwin University is a very popular destination among many international students intending to study in Australia. It is a top leading University in Australia and is ranked among the top 100 university globally for quality education. Overall, Charles Darwin University is top 200 universities globally for research and impact towards all SDGs. The URTS Fee Offset scholarships at Charles Darwin University(CDU) Australia provides an opportunity to study with some world class research experts and staffs in Australia

The URTS Fee Offset scholarships at Charles Darwin University offers full tuition cover and other additional benefits to support  international students with exceptional research potential to undertake research degree Masters and PhD studies in Australia.

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Scholarship 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

Eligibility criteria for URTS Fee Offset scholarships 

To be eligible for this scholarship, international applicants must meet the Charles Darwin University entry requirements including the followings :
Applicant must be enrolled in a HDR at CDU and demonstrate exceptional research potential to undertake a HDR.

Applicant  must not already be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Australian Government designed to offset HDR tuition fees.

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. 

How to apply for URTS Fee Offset scholarships 

There is no separate application for admissions and scholarships. Interested applicants will have to submit an application for admissions into specific degree program  of choice with the scholarship option. 

To submit an application for a research degree program, applicants are expected to first  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 is successful, the online application process is simple.

Applicant will just simply need a valid email address to create an 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 link here to apply

Need a help with the application process? Check this guide on how to apply for research scholarships to study in Australia.

Who to contact

For any enquiries on this opportunity please  don't hesitate to get in touch with  Charles Darwin University Graduate Research School 

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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