RTP Stipend Scholarship (RSS)

Awarded by : RMIT University

Updated on Nov 09, 2022
Tanuj Kumar

University Research Analyst

RTP Stipend Scholarship (RSS)

  • Applicable for

    RMIT University in Australia

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 17,06,747/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level

  • Intake year

    Jul 2023

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

  • RSS scholarships are funded by the Australian Government
  • When students apply for a research scholarship through one of the University’s rounds, they will automatically be considered for all the scholarships for which they are eligible

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for 15

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in RMIT University in Australia

  • This scholarship is for PhD or Masters by Research students only

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: AUD 32,841 => Rs 17,06,747

Conversion rate used: 1 AUD = Rs. 55.02 (last updated 16th March 2023)

Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • a stipend of $31,885 per annum pro rata (full-time study). This amount is subject to indexation annually
  • international candidates in receipt of this scholarship are also awarded an RTP International Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS) or an RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS)
  • a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating in order to take up their postgraduate research program. The amount is up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1,540

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: Varies

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required (minimum score 79)
IELTS Required (minimum score 6.5)
PTE Required (minimum score 58)
12 Required
UG Required (minimum score 80.0%)


Priority is given to applicants who:

  • have achieved a high distinction in the final two years of the qualifying program(s). At RMIT, a grade of high distinction represents an academic achievement of 80% or higher
  • may be considered by RMIT as having an equivalent level of academic attainment, taking into account previous study, relevant work experience, research publications and other research experience
  • are able to take receipt of a scholarship for a minimum 12 months duration on a full-time basis (or part-time equivalent) because of prior enrolment in a graduate research program
  • have not already completed a graduate research program at the same or higher course level. For example, Masters by Research applicants should not have already completed a Masters by Research or PhD
  • an applicant must not previously have held an RMIT or  Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing
  • are or will be enrolled and primarily based at an RMIT Australian campus.
  • English language requirements: 
  • TOEFL- overall 79 with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • IELTS- overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • PTE- 58 (no communication band less than 50)

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

  • Academic transcripts
  • Application Process:
    • When applying for a scholarship, students will automatically be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. There is no need to submit separate applications
    • These scholarships are awarded through the University’s research scholarship rounds. All scholarship applications are ranked in accordance with the ranking model that has been approved by RMIT’s Research Committee.

Scholarship Application

Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • No specific deadline is mentioned

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Contact email sgr.scholarships@rmit.edu.au
Phone number +61 3 9925 5000

Additional Information

Scholarship applicants already enrolled in a research degree must have:

  • You will be considered ineligible for a stipend scholarship if:
  • you are applying for or undertaking a Masters by Research and you already hold a Research Doctorate, Research Masters or an equivalent research qualification
  • you are applying for or undertaking a Research Doctorate and you already hold a Research Doctorate or an equivalent research qualification
  • you have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship commencement date, or
  • you are currently receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or research related salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the annual value of the stipend this scholarship provides.

As the holder of this scholarship you:

  • must commence your studies in the scholarship commencement period in which you are applying
  • are not able to defer your studies to another year. If a deferral is required, you must apply again the following year if you are unable to take up your award.

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