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

UNE Australian Government RTP International Stipend Scholarship(Fully funded MSC/PhD positions) 2023/24

  Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Stipend Scholarships

 About the position:

The University of New England Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Stipend Scholarships 2023-2024

The University of New England is inviting applications for the 2023-2024 Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Stipend Scholarships. The RTP International Stipend Scholarships are open for eligible international students to undertake Masters or PhD research degree programs across a broad range of fields in UNE.

The  RTP International Stipend Scholarships provide a living allowance and tuition fees for high-quality research higher degree students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on academic merit, research experience, and/or potential. Interested applicants must be enrolled full-time on campus for the duration of the scholarships

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

Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship stipend value: AU$29,863.00 (2023 rate) per annum, Fortnight payment
  • Other supports:  Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Degree Program: MSc/PhD
  • Available in:   Any field of choice
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Host: University of New England 
  • Citizen type: International students
  • Award Duration: up to 3 years for PhD and 2 for MSc. No extensions
  • Application periods: Two rounds
The scholarships are offered in rounds all year round. Applications are currently open for round 2
  • Application opens:15 August 2023
  • Closes: 30 September 2023

Eligibility Criteria for the UNE RTP  International Stipend Scholarships 

To be considered for the UNE RTP  International Stipend Scholarships, interested applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Interested applicants must be international or domestic students enrolled/to be enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian HEP.
  2. The student must not be receiving income from another source to support that student’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s RTP Stipend rate. Income unrelated to the student’s course of study or income received for the student’s course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be taken into account.
  3. The student must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.

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

How to apply  for the UNE RTP  International Stipend Scholarships 

To apply for this scholarship;
Applicants should complete and submit a  Higher Degree Research Candidature and Scholarship Application Form. Detailed instructions are included in the form. For applications to be considered, all requested documents must be attached at the time of submission.

Applicants are also expected to submit a Supervisory Statement of Support.
This is a statement of  Statement Support from the Principal Supervisor outlining an alignment of the applicant’s research proposal with the School's research priorities and providing a clear indication of the level of support of the student’s project. This should not be more than 500 words. This can be submitted directly by the principal supervisor via or provided to you to attach with your other application forms.
Applicants must also provide the contact details of two referees using the Referee's Report Form.

who to contact

For any inquiry on this position, applicants should contact the University of New England HRD office via:
  • HDR General Inquiries: +61 2 6773 3715
  • HDR Admissions and Enrolments: +61 2 6773 3263 or +61 2 6773 3745
  • HDR Scholarships: +61 2 6773 5833
Further detail on Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Stipend Scholarships 2023 can be found at

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

(Also check UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)- (Multiple fully funded MSc/PhD positions)

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