Research Training Program (RTP) and the Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR) 2025-2026

As you approach the end of your current studies, consider the exciting opportunity to continue your academic journey with the HDR Scholarships at Deakin University for the 2025-2026 academic year. These prestigious scholarships, including the Research Training Program (RTP) and the Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR), provide generous financial support and access to advanced research facilities.

Begin preparing now to secure your place in this esteemed program and propel your academic career forward at one of Australia’s top universities.

Benefits of Scholarship for International Students

You’ll enjoy several benefits if you secure one of these scholarships:

  • Stipend: You will receive a yearly tax-exempt stipend of $34,400 (as of 2025), providing substantial financial support throughout your studies.
  • Relocation Allowance: If you’re moving from another state or country to study at Deakin, you’ll get a one time allowance ranging from $500 to $1,500, depending on your situation.
  • Health Coverage: As an international student, you will also receive health coverage for the duration of your visa.


  • For a doctoral degree, the stipend lasts for three years and the tuition fee support for four years.
  • For a research master’s degree, both the stipend and tuition fee support last for two years.

Who Can Apply for Australian Scholarships

To be eligible for these scholarships:

  • You must be enrolled in a higher degree by research (HDR) at Deakin University.
  • You shouldn’t have any other scholarships from the Commonwealth that are designed to offset HDR fees.
  • If you have other sources of income, they shouldn’t exceed 75% of the stipend rate, as long as that income is meant to support your general living costs.

Selection Process for Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process. To stand out, you should:

  • Have completed at least four years of higher education.
  • Have achieved an average of 80% or equivalent in the research components of your previous studies.
  • Meet all other requirements listed in Deakin’s HDR admission procedures.

How to Apply

Here’s how you can apply in the academic year 2025-2026:

  1. Expression of Interest: First, you’ll need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the faculty you’re interested in.
  2. Find a Supervisor: You’ll need to find a research supervisor who agrees to supervise your project.
  3. Prepare Your Application: Collect all necessary documents, such as your academic transcripts, a referee report, and your research proposal.
  4. Submit Your Application: Finally, apply through the Higher Degree Research Application Form available on Deakin’s website.

Application Deadline for RTP and DUPR

Make sure to check Deakin University’s website for specific dates and deadlines for the next batch 2025-2026 related to these scholarships. Usually deadlines are open all year round.

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