Australian Government :Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Domestic)

Opening Date: 01-09-2021   Closing Date: 31-10-2021  


The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential to enable suitably qualified applicants to undertake full-time study towards a research higher degree (Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research).

The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships are tenable at Flinders University for up to three years for a Doctorate by research, or up to two years for a Masters degree by research, subject to satisfactory progress. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree will be deducted from the maximum period of tenure.


The AGRTPS pays a stipend at the standard rate set by the Australian Government of $28,597 pa tax free (2021 full time rate). The AGRTPS also includes a Research Training Program place (RTP), which provides an off set for tuition fees for up to 4 years.


Awards will normally only be available to those who:

  • Are Australian citizens; or permanent residents of Australia; or New Zealand citizens; 
  • Have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement and have an appropriate Honours 1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree;
  • Are enrolling as full-time students (part-time awards are available in certain circumstances); 
  • Will commence or are continuing a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research; 
  • Have had their candidature accepted in the area in which they propose to undertake their studies.

This award will not be available to students who have held a Commonwealth Government-funded postgraduate research award previously unless it was terminated within six months of it being awarded. Holders of a Flinders University Research Scholarship (FURS) will not be considered for the award of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship to continue study in the degree for which the FURS is held.


If you are applying for admission to a HDR by Research, and the main round scholarships, you will only need to complete the one application form via the application portal. You will indicate that you are applying the HDR main round as part of the application.

You can register and submit your application using the eApplication portal.  You can use this portal if you have a student ID or if you are new to Flinders.  If you have not studied for more that 12 months you may need to reactivate your FAN via the FAN reactivation page.

If you are a new student you will receive an email with your Student ID; this may not be instant and can take up to several hours.

If you are already a HDR by Research Student and you are only applying for the HDR main round scholarship, you can do this via your OKTA portal; select Student Information System and then the My Scholarships tab.  Here you will find the HDR main round application.  Seclect and complete the questions and upload any documents.

Once your application is complete, including all mandatory questions and documentation, your application will be assessed.  Assessment will commence once applications have closed.

Scholarship Type: research, academic merit, commencing, continuing,