HDR main scholarship rounds
Macquarie University holds two main HDR scholarship rounds offering University and Commonwealth Government funded scholarships. One round is for domestic candidates and one round for international candidates.
Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarships (MQRTP, domestic or iMQRTP, international)
The Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (MQRTP) scheme allocates funds annually to to attract and support high quality domestic and international research candidates to undertake research primarily in the University's identified strategic priority areas, as well as the broader University community.
The conditions of award and stipend are similar to the RTP, with the international version offering tuition fees for the scholarship tenure. Domestic students receive tuition fees under the Australian Government RTS scheme.
In addition to MQRTP/IMQRTP offered in the main scholarship rounds, MQRTP and IMQRTP scholarships for specific projects are available for application all year round at domestic only scholarship page and domestic and International scholarship page
The project specific scholarships on these pages are allocated a reference number or name which should be written onto the application.
2017 Mid-Year PhD Scholarship Opportunities (OPEN NOW)
University has 50 International iMQRTP and 50 Domestic MQRTP mid-year scholarships
available to eligible newly commencing
PhD candidates and candidates who commenced their PhD in 2017 only.
Successful candidates must meet Macquarie's direct PhD admission and scholarship criteria for direct entry to a PhD and must commence by 15 December 2017.
Applicants are encouraged to Apply Now and provide all required supporting documentation at the application stage to avoid processing delays.
These scholarships will be competitively rated, ranked and offered to the top 50 international and 50 domestic PhD applicants.
Applications are due to the Higher Degree Research Office by 5pm AEST Wednesday 10 May 2017.
Macquarie University funds Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships through the Macquarie Research Training Program Scholarship Scheme (MQRTP) for both international and domestic candidates. We fund postgraduate candidates of exceptional research promise and develop researchers with a proven capacity for research.
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Value and tenure
The Australian Government and Macquarie University offer a tuition fee offset through the Research Training Program (RTP) for up to a maximum of three years for a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Under the MQRTP scheme, Macquarie University offers international and domestic candidates a living allowance stipend of up to a maximum of three years for a full-time PhD, valued at $26,682 (indexed annually) per annum tax exempt (2017 rate) paid as a fortnightly stipend. International candidates must organise and pay for their own Overseas Health Cover (OSHC).
- Candidates commencing their PhD program at MQ in 2017, including those that have commenced already in 2017, or have a candidature-only offer for 2017 but have yet to commence, or those that have yet to apply.
- Eligible for direct entry into the three-year PhD program. Please refer to the admission requirements for PhD.
- Applicants must meet the University’s HDR English Language Requirements. Applicants who have not met the English language requirements at the time of application are not eligible to apply. No conditional offers will be made.
- Candidates are expected to undertake full time, internal, on-site candidature at Macquarie University by 15 December 2017.
- Able to start in 2017 as an offer cannot be deferred beyond 2017.
- Candidates will be rated against the scholarship rating guidelines.
- Not a currently enrolled candidate in Macquarie’s Master of Research (MRes) program.
- New applicants yet to submit an application must provide a complete application via the eApplication portal (transcripts, degrees/statement of completion, English proficiency evidence, proposal and other relevant documentation). Applicants must request referees to email reports to HDRO office as soon as possible. No conditional offers will be made. You must select "2017 Mid-Year MQRTP" in the scholarship section when you complete your application.
- Candidates who commenced in 2017 (including those who have completed the Master of Research program at Macquarie University and progressing into the PhD but did not meet the PhD scholarship criteria). Candidates must submit a scholarship application form to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: "2017 Mid-Year MQRTP" and include your student ID number.
- International and domestic candidates who have currently been offered candidature for 2017 commencement and have not yet enrolled in their PhD program are eligible to apply for these scholarships if they can commence by 15 December 2017. Please notify email@example.com with subject line: "2017 Mid-Year MQRTP" and include your student ID number. If you have not previously applied for scholarships, you will need to complete a scholarship application form.
Candidates who have already submitted an application to Macquarie University and would like to apply for the scholarship must notify firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: "2017 Mid-Year MQRTP" and include your student ID number if applicable.
Successful scholarship applicants will usually have:
- an outstanding academic record
- a history of scholarships and prizes for research and
- may have evidence of peer-reviewed research activity, such as publications and/or conference presentations.
All applicants must indicate "2017 Mid-Year MQRTP" for these allocations when applying online or write "2017 Mid-Year MQRTP" under "Other" on the paper based application.
Incomplete applications cannot be considered and all required supporting documentation needs to be provided at application stage to avoid processing delays.
Applications are due to the Higher Degree Research Office by 5pm AEST Wednesday 10 May, 2017.
Outcomes will be available to applicants by mid-July 2017.
Scholarships officers, Higher Degree Research office
Phone: (02) 9850 1893 or (02) 9850 9782
Research Training Program scholarship (RTP) and Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (MQRTP)
The main scholarship round for domestic candidates is the Research Training Program scholarship (RTP). Applicants applying for a RTP may be automatically considered for a University funded Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (MQRTP) in the same round. No allocation reference numbers apply. Applicants should refer to main round scholarships as '(year) RTP/MQRTP' on their application. More information about the RTP round is available at domestic only scholarship page when the round is open.
Current MRES candidates do not need to apply for scholarships. They will be considered for scholarships automatically once their their examination outcomes are available. For more information, please refer to the MRES Examination FAQs.
Closes: 31 October each year for scholarships commencing in semester 1 of the following year.
International Research Training Program scholarship (IRTP) and International Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (IMQRTP)
The main scholarship round for international candidates is the International Research Training Program scholarship (IRTP) round for international candidates. Applicants applying for an IRTP may be automatically considered for the University funded International Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (IMQRTP) in the same round. No allocation reference numbers apply. Applicants should refer to main round scholarships as '(year) IRTP/IMQRTP' on their application. More information is available at international only scholarship page when the round is open.
Current MRES candidates do not need to apply for scholarships. They will be considered for scholarships automatically once their examination outcomes are available. For more information, please refer to the MRES Examination FAQs.
Closes: 31 July each year for scholarships commencing in semester 1 of the following year.