Scholarships for international students

International research students may apply for scholarships known as International Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships - previously called International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), University International Postgraduate Awards (UIPA), and Tuition Fees Scholarships (TFS) plus a Faculty Research Stipend.

RTPs/UIPAs are:

  • Approximately AU$26,000 per annum (tax exempt) plus cover the payment of tuition fees. (Stipends are offered at a rate that matches the Domestic Research Training Program (RTP) rate - for the exact amount in each year, please visit The Department of Education and Training)
  • For international students
  • For a period of up to 2 years for an MPhil or up to 3 years for a PhD degree (with a possible extension of 6 months for PhD degree)
  • For full time study and research leading to a postgraduate research degree

For UNSW Business School applicants who are awarded an RTP/UIPA through UNSW, the UNSW Business School offers a Supplementary Scholarship of up to an additional AU$10,000 per annum (tax exempt).

If you are successful in your application for an RTP/UIPA, you are automatically eligible for the UNSW Business School Supplementary Scholarship – there is no need to make a separate application.

The TFS plus a Faculty Research Stipend packages are:

  • AU$32,000 per annum (tax exempt) plus cover the payment of tuition fees
  • For international students
  • For a period of up to 2 years for an MPhil or up to 3 years for a PhD degree (with a possible extension of 6 months for PhD degree)
  • For full time study and research leading to a postgraduate research degree
  • Note: The Business School Supplementary Scholarship is not offered to TFS scholarship holders.

    Next round for RTP/UIPA/TFS plus Faculty Research Stipend:

 

"UNSW offers generous financial support for postgraduate students. Support such as annual stipends, living allowances and coverage of tuition fee costs have substantially alleviated my financial burden, which in turn means I can concentrate on my research and professional development."

Yenni TimPhD in School of Information Systems, Technology and Management