Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 and the application procedure

Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS)for study commencing in 2025 About Australia Awards Scholarships Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are a set of long-term programs sponsored by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The primary objective of these scholarships is to support the development needs of Australia's partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements. This award program provides full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study opportunities for future global leaders from developing countries, particularly those located in the Indo-Pacific region, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships aim to develop individuals' skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to their countries' development. In a nutshell, the Aus

Australian Government RTP Scholarships(MSc/PhD)-the University of Sydney, 2024-2025

                                           Australian Government RTP scholarships(International)

About the positions:

Multiple Fully Funded Postgraduate Research Scholarships (MSc/PhD)- The University of Sydney

Multiple MSc and PhD scholarships are currently open at the University of Sydney Australia for high-achieving international students with strong research potential. The scholarships are open to supporting eligible international students with high research calibre to undertake research degrees MSc or PhD at the University of Sydney.

RTP scholarships are fully funded programs by the Australian government and administered by various Universities across the country. The Australian Government RTP Scholarships at the University of Sydney will support successful recipients with full tuition support, living expenses, and other financial details to make life more comfortable in Australia. See benefits below

(Also check out Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship(RTPS) at Melbourne University, 350 Masters/PhD positions, open in any field of choice)

Scholarship Overview and Benefits

  • Scholarship type: Full tuition fee cover
  • Research scholarship stipend value: up to $40,109 per annum (2024 rate), Forth night stipends support
  • Thesis Reimbursement: up to $420 for Masters candidates and up to $840 for Doctoral candidates
  • Degree Program: Masters/ PhD by research
  • Field of study:  Open to any field across the University
  • Number of awards: Multiple
  • Location: University of Sydney, Australia
  • Citizen type: International students/ All countries eligible
  • Award Duration: up to 3.5 years for the PhD degree and 2 years for Masters. No extension
  • Application opens: Currently open
  • Application Deadline:  Open all year round
Applications for the Australian Government RTP Scholarships at the University of Sydney are open annually all year round. The deadline for the application is per round across the whole academic year. See details below (The current deadline for the 2025 intake is September 13, 2024).
  • For Research periods 1 and 2, 2025, the submission deadline is 13 September 2024
  • For Research periods 3 and 4, 2025, the submission deadline is 17 December 2024

Eligibility criteria for  RTP scholarships-the University of Sydney

To be eligible for this scholarship, interested applicants must
  1. be a commencing or enrolled international postgraduate research student
  2. have an outstanding record of academic achievement and research potential
  3. have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in a master's by research or PhD at the University of Sydney.
Applicants must also be enrolled full-time to be eligible for this RTP scholarship.

Note that, RTP scholarships are based on academic merit and are highly competitive. To be successful, the applicant must have an outstanding academic record, and some research publications will be added advantage.

How to apply for  RTP scholarships-the University of Sydney

Applicants must submit applications before the end of the various timelines as seen above to obtain this scholarship.
To apply, applicants will have to first submit a candidature for a Higher Degree at the time of application and in the application form select the check box to be considered for research scholarships.
Application is online via the University admission portal for Research Training Program Scholarship.

Who to contact

For further details on this scholarship, applicants can get in contact with the University of Sydney admission team via
Visit the University Website to learn more about this scholarship and submit an application. 

Below you can find some helpful tips to guide you in securing admissions and scholarships to study in Australia. Research degree scholarships to study abroad in general have specific procedures to follow. To increase your chances of securing one, make sure to get used to all these techniques. Don't waste time applying continuously for scholarships with no clue about where and how to start.

As already mentioned, in most Australian Universities, to apply for scholarships, an applicant must first submit a candidature for a Higher Degree at the time of application. 

Here are 5 simple steps to follow to apply for this scholarship:
  1. Find a course 
  2. Check requirements including the scholarship eligibility criteria and conditions
  3. Draft a research proposal
  4. Contact potential supervisor( to discuss research interest and studentship position), if approved
  5. Submit an EOI and Apply 
Expected documents you should get ready in this process
  1. Academic curriculum vitae(CV)/Resume
  2. academic transcript
  3. Degree Certificate
  4. English Language documents(For Non-native speakers)
  5. Passport
  6. References/Letters of Recommendations
  7. Previous research program information

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Pro-tips for research scholarship applications

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. 
These are just some essential elements that any international student thinking to study abroad must be aware of especially when applying for research degree programs abroad. 

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