RMIT Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
Provider Name: RMIT University
Scholarship Name: RMIT Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
Description: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR). APAs are provided to assist with general living costs. Part-time APAs may only be awarded under exceptional circumstances which relate to the applicant having significant caring commitments or a medical condition.
Study Level: Doctor Degree (By Research), Master Degree (By Research)
Study Fields: General
Support Type: Allowance
Offer Frequency: Annual
Annual Amount: $28,849
Annual Comment: The scholarship provides a stipend of $25,849 per year (2015 rate, indexed annually) as well as a $3,000 top up from RMIT. Tenure is 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for a master by research, with a possible a 6-month extension for PhD students. The scholarship also provides a thesis allowance and, where applicable, a relocation allowance.
Length: 3 year(s)
Eligibility: Applicants must: be Australian citizens and permanent residents or New Zealand citizens, or international students who are IPRS holders commencing from 1 January; hold a bachelor degree with first class honours or have demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment as determined by RMIT; be currently enrolled in, or have applied for, a full-time postgraduate research program at RMIT. Part-time APAs may be approved for students with exceptional circumstances e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments. Part-time scholarships are not tax exempt. Please refer to the Scholarship Guidelines for further details. Applicants are ineligible if: they are undertaking a master by research or already hold a doctorate by research, master by research or an equivalent research qualification; they are undertaking a doctorate by research or already hold a doctorate by research or an equivalent research qualification; they have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within 6 months of the scholarship’s payments; or they are currently receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 per cent of the APA rate to undertake the HDR.
Study Location: Australia – VIC: Melbourne Metropolitan
Closing Date: End October
Other Details: The key dates for 2015 scholarship selection will align with the Postgraduate Research Admissions process, applications open August and close October 2015.
Number Per Year: 63
Scholarship Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships/apa (opens in new window)
Contact Department: Scholarships Office
Contact Phone: 61 3 99252811
Contact Fax: 61 3 99259513
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Postal Address: GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001 Australia
Provider Name: RMIT University
Provider Phone: 61 3 99252811
Provider Fax: 61 3 99259513
Provider Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au (opens in new window)