HDR main scholarship rounds

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.

International round

2018 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). The International Research Training Program is the Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship scheme for supporting international higher degree research candidates of exceptional promise. Applicants applying for an IRTP will 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 'IRTP/IMQRTP' on their application. 

Successful IRTP candidates will receive:

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum 
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually stipend, 2017 rate $26,682 pa)
  • Single standard Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Travel Concession (local transport OPAL Card)

Successful IMQRTP candidates will receive

  • Tuition fee offset for 3 years maximum
  • Stipend (tax exempt, indexed annually stipend, 2017 rate $26,682 pa)

Macquarie also offers a limited number of scholarships to international Master of Research candidates (MRes) candidates applying for an MRes/PhD ‘bundle’ (i.e. MRes Year 2 and 3-year PhD) through this competitive IRTP round. Successful candidates will be awarded a provisional PhD offer, and they will be considered for a 3 year PhD scholarship on a competitive basis upon successful completion of MRes Year 2.

Eligibility:

  • International candidates commencing their PhD or MPhil program in 2018
  • Applicants must meet Macquarie University academic admission requirements, including the minimum English language requirements 
  • Candidates are expected to undertake full time, internal, on-site candidature at Macquarie University
  • Candidates will be rated against the criteria outlined on the MQ HDR scholarship rating sheet, and in accordance with the MQ Research Training Program Scholarship Guidelines

Applications:

Applications are now open. Please refer to the additional information for applicants.

Application process for NEW applicants who have not previously applied to MQ:

  • MUST submit an application for scholarship and candidature via the e-Application portal on the How to Apply section and include transcripts, degrees/testamurs, English language proficiency evidence, research proposal and other relevant documentation
  • MUST indicate IRTP/IMQRTP in the scholarship question
  • Applicants must request their referees to send referee reports directly to hdrschol@mq.edu.au 

Application process for OTHER applicants (current MQ HDR candidates, and applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old):

While current candidates are eligible to apply, any consumed prior enrolment will be counted as advanced standing and will reduce the maximum scholarship duration offered.

  • MUST submit an application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au with approval to defer their candidature commencement to Session 1 2018
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate IRTP/IMQRTP under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

Closes: 31 July 2017 for scholarships commencing in semester 1, 2018.

Applicants shall be advised of the outcome of the applications from mid-October 2017 onwards.

If you would like to apply for other international scholarships please refer to international only scholarship page 

Contact:

Scholarships Officers, Higher Degree Research Office

Phone:  (02) 9850 1893 or (02) 9850 9782

Email:  hdrschol@mq.edu.au

HDR scholarships

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 RTP 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.

Also refer to How to apply and requirements  and Scholarship conditions of award  for further information.

Domestic round

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.

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