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Pro-tips on how to study in Australia for Free  Imagine being able to study in Australia without worrying about the financial burden. It may seem impossible, but with the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck, you can achieve this dream and study in Australia for free. Don't let the fear of expenses hold you back from pursuing your education. With determination and hard work, you can make your dreams a reality.  So yes, It is possible to study in Australia without spending a single penny, provided you have the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck. Let me explain it to you in detail. In Australia, most universities don't charge international students any application fees, particularly postgraduate research students. You can find a list of 16 universities in Australia that don't require application fees. This is a great opportunity for international students with good academic records to apply to multiple universities, increasing their ch

UNE Australian Government RTP International Stipend Scholarship(Fully funded MSC/PhD positions) 2024/25

  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 2024-2025

The University of New England is inviting applications for the 2024-2025 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 check out Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship(RTPS) at Melbourne University, 350 Masters/PhD positions, open in any field of choice)

Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship stipend value: AU$32,192.00 (2024 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 1 and 2
Round 1: Application opens:12 February 2024. Closes:22 March 2024
Round 2: Application opens:12 August 2023. Closes: 20 September 2024

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, check this post on 5 Simple tips on how to easily secure Postgraduate admission to an Australian University)

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
Visit  the University Website to apply and for further details on the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Stipend Scholarships 2024.

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

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