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RMIT University announces Phd International Scholarship 2015

PhD International Scholarship (RPIS) 2015

RMIT PhD International Scholarships (RPIS) are funded by RMIT University and are awarded to International students undertaking a research Doctoral degree on the basis of academic excellence and research potential

Scholarship details

The value of the RMIT PhD International Scholarships increase annually in accordance with indexation

In 2014, the RMIT PhD International Scholarship provided the following benefits:

a) Tuition fees for the standard duration of your program

b) The cost of an Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the standard duration of your program

c) a stipend of $ 28,392 per annum pro rata (full-time mode) which is equivalent to the Government APA rate of $ 25,392 plus an RMIT top up of $ 3000

d) a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating in order to take up your PhD program – up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1540

e) an allowance for the cost of producing a thesis/appropriate durable record – up to $840 for a Doctoral enrolment

f) paid sick, maternity and parental leave (within the limits of the Scholarship Guidelines)


The duration of an RPIS will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the RMIT PhD

The standard duration of a research doctorate scholarship is three years full-time; Candidates may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and school approval


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

Have achieved excellent academic results

Have been offered a place in a PhD program at an Australian RMIT campus commencing in 2015

Have been offered a place that is not conditional on meeting English language requirements OR provide evidence of English language proficiency and meet the English language requirement of the research program before the closing date of the scholarship application

Not already hold a research qualification equivalent to an Australian research doctorate

Be studying in one of RMIT’s areas of research strengths

Provide details of any external funding for tuition or living expenses that you have received or applied for

Hold an Australian student visa for the term of the scholarship and comply with the conditions of the visa

Selection Criteria: All scholarship applications will be ranked based on a model approved by RMIT’s Research Committee

How to apply

Applications will open 01 September 2014 for 2015 commencement

Applicants wishing to apply for the RPIS must have received an offer letter to a PhD program at RMIT for 2015 before applying for a scholarship

As a guide, RMIT University requires that you meet English language requirements for entry into research programs. Your test result must be current (i.e. taken no more than two years before your research program commences)

For more details, please visit: or Contact: HDR Scholarships Officer, Email: [email protected], Phone: +613-99258355

Key Dates

Applications will open 01st September 2014 for 2015 Scholarships and close 31st October 2014

Scholarship Offers are expected to be communicated by email by the end of 31st December 2014

HDR Scholarships Officer

Email: [email protected], Phone: +613- 99258355, URL:

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