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Flinders University AGRTPS Scholarship 2024 for International Students

Flinders University, renowned for its commitment to research excellence, offers a prestigious opportunity for international students through the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS). This scholarship aims to support talented students worldwide to undertake higher degree research, fostering an environment of innovation and academic growth.

Benefits of AGRTPS

The AGRTPS is an exceptional scholarship that offers several significant benefits:

  • Stipend: Recipients receive a tax-free stipend of $33,990 per annum (2024 full-time rate) to cover living expenses, paid fortnightly.
  • Tuition Fee Offset: A Research Training Program place (RTP) that covers tuition fees for up to four years.
  • Overseas Health Cover: Comprehensive health insurance coverage for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Relocation Allowance: Up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares for students moving to Adelaide from overseas, provided they can produce receipts.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the AGRTPS, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen of any country except New Zealand and not hold Australian citizenship, permanent resident status, or New Zealand citizenship.
  • First-time Research Degree: Intend to commence full-time study for a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time in the year of the award.
  • Research Concentration Area: Enrol in an area of research concentration where Flinders University has a particular strength.
  • Entry Requirements: Satisfy all entry requirements for a higher degree by research, including English proficiency requirements.

Application Process

Applying for the AGRTPS involves several steps:

  • Research Supervisor: Secure an informal agreement with a Flinders University academic staff member to supervise your research. Include email evidence of this agreement in your application.
  • Publications: Submit up to five publications with completed coversheets. Publications should be in English and not older than five years.
  • Academic Transcripts: Provide certified copies of all university-level academic transcripts, translated into English.
  • Research Proposal: Include a 500-word research proposal outlining your research question, hypothesis, and methodology.
  • Academic Referees: Obtain two academic referee reports. Forward the referee forms to your chosen referees, who should return them by the application closing date.
  • Curriculum Vitae: Submit an updated CV detailing your research experience and a list of publications.

Selection Criteria

The selection of scholarship recipients is highly competitive, based on the following:

  • Academic Merit: Demonstrated through academic records and research potential.
  • Research Performance: Evaluated based on publications and other research outputs. In 2024, successful applicants typically had the maximum number of points (25) for their publications.

Application Submission

To apply, follow these steps:

  1. Admission Application: Submit an application for admission to a Higher Degree by Research (PhD or Master of Arts by research) via StudyLink (https://www.flinders.edu.au/international/apply/apply-research-degree/how-to-apply).
  2. Scholarship Application: After receiving your Flinders Student ID, activate your account at Flinders Activation (https://activate.flinders.edu.au/main) and submit your scholarship application via the Student System on the OKTA dashboard. Select “2024” and “International RHD Scholarship Group”.
  3. Apply for AGRTPS Scholarship online here: https://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships/australian-government-research-training-program-scholarship-international

Application Deadline: 18 August 2024, 5 pm Adelaide local time.

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