1 October 2018



(Fully Funded)


Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship International and Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS)

This is an exciting and challenging time for VU. We have a great opportunity to develop a dynamic university model that is relevant to the needs and aspirations of contemporary learners and the community of the 21st century.

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The purpose of the RTPSS International and the Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (VUIPRS) is to support high-quality research by assisting students with excellent academic qualifications who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs in Australia. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and it should be noted that the competition is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Arts.
  • Business.
  • Computers & IT.
  • Education.
  • Engineering & Science.
  • Health & Biomedicine.
  • Law & Justice.
  • Sports & Exercise.
  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE).
  • English language courses.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES Except Australia and NewZealand.

Program Period

From 2 to 5 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

To be eligible for an RTPSS International and VUIPRS:

  • Be a citizen of any country other than Australia or NewZealand.
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent. For example:
    – a four-year undergraduate degree (e.g. Engineering or Law);
    – a three-year degree and an Honours year;
    – a three-year degree and a postgraduate diploma at an advanced level; or
    – a three-year degree and one year of a higher degree.
  • Meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
    see website: for further details.
  • Meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for enrolment in a research degree
    see website: for further details.
  • Be commencing a Masters by Research or Doctoral degree in2019.
  • Enroll as a full-time student.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who pursue a program of study in one of Victoria University’s Priority or Accreditation Fields of Research

You are NOT ELIGIBLE for if you:

  • Have previously held an IPRS, VUIPRS or OPRS (unless it was for a Masters by Research degree, and you are applying for an IPRS to undertake PhD studies)
  • Are currently studying, or have recently studied, on an AIDAB or AUSAID scholarship and are applying for an IPRS immediately following the AIDAB/AUSAID funded studies.

Priority will be given to:

Applicants without an equivalent level degree.

You MAY NOT be eligible if you have already enrolled for more than one semester in the degree for which you are applying for RTPSS International or VUIPRS funding.

Opportunity Cost

(fully funded)

  • The RTPSS International covers the full tuition costs, overseas student health cover and a living allowance of $27,600 per annum (2019 rate).
  • The Victoria University International Research Scholarship (VUIPRS) provides a living allowance of $27,600 per annum (2019 rate). In addition, successful applicants will be awarded a 100% Tuition Fees Scholarship which provides a waiver of tuition fees for the duration of the course.

How to Apply

First Step: Select a degree.
Second Step:
Meet minimum academic entry requirements.
Third Step: Review our Areas of Research Priority.
Fourth Step:
Prepare your research proposal & CV.
Fifth Step:
Nominate your supervisor.
Sixth Step:
Referee reports.
Seventh Step:
Submit your application.

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Know more about this opportunity:

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This Scholarship Published by:
Muhammad Adel/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Somiyah Elhassawy/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team