RMIT Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  RMIT University

 Scholarship Name:  RMIT Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

 Description:  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR). APAs are provided to assist with general living costs. Part-time APAs may only be awarded under exceptional circumstances which relate to the applicant having significant caring commitments or a medical condition.

 Study Level:  Doctor Degree (By Research), Master Degree (By Research)

 Study Fields:  General

 Support Type:  Allowance

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $28,849

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship provides a stipend of $25,849 per year (2015 rate, indexed annually) as well as a $3,000 top up from RMIT. Tenure is 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for a master by research, with a possible a 6-month extension for PhD students. The scholarship also provides a thesis allowance and, where applicable, a relocation allowance.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian citizens and permanent residents or New Zealand citizens, or international students who are IPRS holders commencing from 1 January; hold a bachelor degree with first class honours or have demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment as determined by RMIT; be currently enrolled in, or have applied for, a full-time postgraduate research program at RMIT. Part-time APAs may be approved for students with exceptional circumstances e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments. Part-time scholarships are not tax exempt. Please refer to the Scholarship Guidelines for further details. Applicants are ineligible if: they are undertaking a master by research or already hold a doctorate by research, master by research or an equivalent research qualification; they are undertaking a doctorate by research or already hold a doctorate by research or an equivalent research qualification; they have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within 6 months of the scholarship’s payments; or they are currently receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 per cent of the APA rate to undertake the HDR.

 Study Location:  Australia – VIC: Melbourne Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  End October

 Other Details:  The key dates for 2015 scholarship selection will align with the Postgraduate Research Admissions process, applications open August and close October 2015.

 Number Per Year:  63

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Department:  Scholarships Office

 Contact Phone:  61 3 99252811

 Contact Fax:  61 3 99259513

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  RMIT University

 Provider Phone:  61 3 99252811

 Provider Fax:  61 3 99259513

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