Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 and the application procedure

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ANU AGRTP International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023(Multiple Fully-funded MSc/PhD positions)

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ANU Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023 (Multiple Fully-funded MSc/PhD positions)

Multiple fully funded  Masters and PhD scholarship positions are currently open at the Australia National University via the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023. AGRTP are fully funded positions funded by the Commonwealth government of Australia in host Universities to support eligible international students to undertake a masters or PhD in research. The scholarships are open in a broad range of disciplines across the University.

The AGRTP  International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023 at ANU will cover the full tuition fees for the successful applicants including an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of studies.

(Also apply for this Australia National University Tuition Fee Scholarship, 2023- (fully funded PhD positions)

AGRTP  International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023 Overview

  • Scholarship type: Full tuition fee cover
  • Health supports:  Overseas Student Health Cover 
  • Degree Program: MSc/PhD
  • Available in:   Any field of choice
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Location: Australia National University 
  • Citizen type: International students
  • Award Duration: up to 3 years for PhD and 2 for MSc
  • Application periods:  Open all year round(for the current Rd, apply before 30 August 2023)
To be eligible for the current scholarship round, apply for admissions before 30 August 2023.

Two major rounds are open yearly. In order to be considered in the main round of scholarships, interested applicants are required to have applied for admission by 15 April in the year of commencing their HDR Program or 31 August in the year prior to commencing their HDR program.

Eligibility Criteria for the AGRTP  International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant;
  1. Must be an international student enrolled/to be enrolled in a full-time program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Philosophy/Professional Doctorate at The Australian National University in the program for which it is awarded.
  2. The student must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees. See further details  at AGRTP conditions of award 

Selection Criteria

Successfully candidates are selected based on a competitive ranking process, to the top-ranked candidates, subject to evidence they meet merit-based selection criteria, and subject to confirmation of a qualified supervisor, space and resources being available, in an area of research that is aligned with ANU research strategy.

(Also apply for the Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, 2023(Fully-funded MSc/PhD positions)

How to apply for the AGRTP  International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023

There is no separate application for a research degree program and scholarship. Applicants are expected to apply for admission into a degree program at ANU when submitting an application for this scholarship. As such an eligible applicant is automatically considered with no direct application for the scholarship. When completing the admission application for an HDR program(MSC/PhD) you can select which scholarship you are interested to be considered for including the AGRTP. There is no separate application form for admissions and scholarships.

Application for admissions must be submitted before the 30 of August to be considered for the 2023 round of this scholarship.
To apply for admissions, applicants are encouraged to first contact a potential supervisor to discuss research interest or a relevant Graduate Studies Convener.

To summarise,
  •  applicants should first apply for admission into any research degree program to study at ANU. Indicate the scholarship you are interested in. If successful with the admissions, you are automatically considered for this scholarship. 
To apply for admission, 
  • applicants are encouraged to first contact a potential supervisor to discuss the research topic and any other related matter or contact a relevant Graduate Studies Convener ie in a case where you are struggling with getting a supervisor. 
See details on how to apply for research degree program admissions at ANU  and the minimum entry requirements, and potential supervisors  at

If you are struggling with how to contact supervisors for studentship positions, refer to this post on how to send cold emails to potential supervisors asking for studentship and sponsorship positions, and discussing research interests.

Who to contact

For any inquiry on this scholarship, applicants should contact the ANU Graduate Research Office. See details below:

ANU Graduate Research Office
Further detail on the ANU AGRTP International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023 can be found on the University Website

Also apply for Australian Government RTP Scholarships 2023 at the University of Sydney, multiple fully funded Masters research and PhD scholarships open within any field of study

Pro-tips for research scholarship applications

The followings 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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