Research Training Program Stipend - RTPS

Applications are closed   Local and international students   Future and current students

RTPS scholarships are awarded to candidates of exceptional research potential, enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) course of study, to assist with general living costs.

These scholarships are available to both future and current students enrolled in or applying for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Professional Doctorate course at Swinburne.

Courses eligible

Eligibility / selection criteria


Selection Criteria

When a Swinburne research scholarships round is open, applications are considered from applicants who:

  • meet the entry requirements for a PhD or Professional Doctorate at Swinburne;
  • hold a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours (or equivalent);
  • are a local student (Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident) or an international student.
  • propose a research project that aligns with a Research Strategy and Ecosystem area.

Applicants should ensure that they meet one of the following criteria:

  • are a prospective PhD or Professional Doctorate candidate OR
  • are currently enrolled in a Swinburne PhD or Professional Doctorate for less than two years at the closing date of the application round OR
  • have received an offer for candidature for a Swinburne PhD or Professional Doctorate and have not yet enrolled.


  • Annual stipend $33,000 (indexed) - 2023 rate.
  • Paid leave of absence, thesis allowance, relocation allowance as outlined in the RTPS Conditions of Award (below).

How to apply

Applications for the RTPS Scholarship are currently closed.



Prospective students:

Submit an online enquiry

Call us: (03) 9214 5412

Currently enrolled students:

Graduate Research Office