UTS International Research Training Program Scholarship in Australia

The University of Technology Sydney is offering the International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTP) for students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and research potential. The grant is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training.

The UTS funding program supports motivated candidates pursuing a higher degree by research (HDR) as a foreign student for the academic year 2020–2021.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Founded in 1988, the University of Technology Sydney is regarded as one of the world’s leading young universities offers various degree courses and training programs for the students. It enrols 45,930 students, including 33,070 graduates and 12,860 postgraduate students through its 9 faculties and schools.

Why at the University of Technology Sydney? At the UTS, student-based programs and innovative teaching approaches are adopted to create a more equitable world. The university prepares candidates for their future career through the key of employability skills, as well as knowledge and confidence.


The IRTP covers the tuition fees, the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the opportunity holder, their spouse and dependents (if any), and a living stipend at equivalent to RTPS rate (2020 rate is $28,092 per annum, indexed).

Short Description

  • University or Organization: University of Technology Sydney
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Cover tuition Fee + Living Allowance + Overseas Health Cover
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Australia

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for the opportunity .
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The grant is available for Doctoral Research Degree (PhD) students to undertake a higher degree by research (HDR).
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following criteria:
  • Be undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR) as an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) at the University in the year of the IRTP Stipend (IRTP Stipends are not available to applicants whose enrolment into a postgraduate research program has not been accepted by the University) in an accredited HDR course.
  • Not be receiving an equivalent award, stipend or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the IRTP Scholarship stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule.
  • Not receive an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.

Application Procedure

  • How to Apply: There is no separate Application Form for IRTP scholarships for prospective students. If you wish to be considered for an IRTP scholarship, tick the YES box in the program/sponsorship information section of the online application for admission. Refer to How to Apply and International Research Training Program Scholarships in the Research Scholarships section of the UTS Research Degrees website for more information.
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates must submit academic transcripts from all post-secondary studies, research proposals, Current CV/resume, and a statement of completion for previous degrees.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, candidates must check the entry requirement of their chosen program.
  • Language Requirement: Students from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language requirements in order to be able to study at the university.

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