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.

Please note, Universities were recently advised that Guidelines for 2017 Commonwealth Scholarships (Research) changed as at 30 September 2016. 

The University is undergoing a review of the currently published Conditions of Award for all 2017 Scholarships in view of these changes. Conditions of Award will be updated as soon as possible.

ALL current scholarship rounds will continue to be assessed in line with the advertised criteria and timelines.

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.

International round

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.

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 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.

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

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