How to apply for admissions & scholarships to study in Australia: Undergraduate & Postgraduate coursework applicant guide

How to apply for undergraduate, and postgraduate coursework programs and secure a scholarship to study in Australia Applying for undergraduate or postgraduate programs and scholarships to study in Australia is a much easier process than applying for research degree programs and scholarships . Research degree scholarships and admissions entry requirements are more complex and very competitive. The application process for an undergraduate or postgraduate work degree program is not that complex as these are not both research degrees.  In general, the whole application process can be done online (you can equally download the forms) or via approved University agents in your home country. This is however limited by geographic location. Some countries can only apply via agents. This information is all found on the University websites, including the registered or approved agents.  Generally, to apply for both admissions and scholarships, you wil

ANU Research Training Program Stipend Scholarships(ANU-AGRTP) 2023

fully funded international student scholarships 2023

 About the position

ANU Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarship 2023

The ANU Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarships are prestigious international student award programs funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia hosted in partner Universities. The ANU AGRTP Stipend Scholarships are available to support eligible international students undertaking a research degree program(MSc/PhD) across any field of study in the University.

These scholarships are available to provide living support and other academic allowances for successful applicants. The equivalent of this scholarship for tuition support is the ANU AGRTP International Fee Offset Scholarships 2023. This provides full-tuition supports to complement the previously mentioned. 

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

ANU AGRTP Stipend Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship stipend value: $34,0009( 2023 rate) per annum, Fortnight payment
  • Other supports:  Thesis and travel allowances, dependant child allowance, Paid medical, maternity and parental leave
  • 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:  Opens in rounds(current deadline 31 August for Round 1)
Applications for ANU AGRTP Stipend Scholarship are accepted all year through rounds. Applicants can submit applications for Research Degree Programs admissions any time throughout the year, however, take note of the scholarship rounds deadline if you are to be considered for a scholarship. Below is the deadline for the AGRTP Stipend Scholarship rounds annually:
  • 31 August  for Round 1
  • 15 April for Round 2
In order to be considered for this scholarship in Round 1,  International students are required to apply for admission by  31 August.

Eligibility Criteria for the ANU AGRTP Stipend Scholarship

Interested applicants must meet the  ANU AGRTP Stipend Scholarship in order to be eligible for these scholarships;
  1. Applicants must be international student who is to enrol in a full-time research degree 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.

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 Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship,2023( Fully funded MSc/PhD across multiple fields)

How to apply for the ANU AGRTP Stipend Scholarship

No application is required specifically for this scholarship as all eligible candidates will be considered automatically. Applicants are expected to submit an application for a research degree admission program when applying for this scholarship. Note to ensure you are considered please ensure you select the appropriate boxes in the admissions application form to note that you are interested in being considered for a scholarship. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors to discuss research interests before submitting an application for admission into a research degree program(MSc/PhD)

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
  • Phone:+61 6125 5777
  • Email: 
Further detail on the ANU Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarships 2023 can find at

Also check this Compilation of 15  top fully funded PhD scholarships in Australia 2023-(Application tips/Procedures explained

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. 

This includes information about :

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