RMIT University PhD Scholarships in Australia

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RMIT University PhD Scholarships in Australia is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

RMIT University PhD Scholarships in Australia


RMIT University is inviting application for Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships (VCPS) available for Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or an international candidate who is commencing from 1 January 2015. To be eligible for a VCPS, applicants must have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or have demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment as determined by RMIT. The duration of a Vice Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship is three years full-time. This will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the Award. A doctoral candidate may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and school approval. The application deadline is 31 October 2014.



  • Scholarships are awarded to study any courses available at the RMIT University.

  • Scholarships are available for undertaking a research doctoral degree at RMIT University.

  • RMIT University, Australia is providing these scholarships.


Eligibility: To be eligible for a VCPS, you must:
-be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or an international candidate who is commencing from 1 January 2015
-have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or have demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment as determined by RMIT
-have applied for a full-time PhD program at RMIT.
-Part-time VCPS may be approved for candidates with exceptional circumstances (e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments). Part-time scholarships are not tax exempt. You will be considered ineligible for a VCPS if:
-you are undertaking a Masters by research degree
-you already hold a research doctorate, or an equivalent research qualification
-you are currently undertaking a research doctorate
-you are currently receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or research related salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the 2014 APA base rate ($25,392) to undertake the research degree.

  • Australia/ New Zealand and international students can apply for these PhD scholarships.

  • RMIT UniversityThe Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships (VCPS) are funded by RMIT University and are awarded to local and international candidates who are commencing from 1 January 2015 and undertaking a research doctoral degree, on the basis of academic excellence and research potential.

  • In 2015, RMIT University will offer 10 VCPS awards.

  • The duration of a Vice Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship is three years full-time. This will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the Award. A doctoral candidate may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and school approval.

  •  In 2015, the VCPS will provide the following benefits to recipients:
    -a stipend of $41,150 per annum pro rata (full-time study) which is the equivalent to the Government APA rate plus an RMIT top up of $15,000
    -a research support allowance of $5,000 per annum to support research activities
    -a HDR publication award of $10,000 (payable on thesis submission). Candidates must submit their thesis within three and a half years (or equivalent part-time) to be eligible for award
    -a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating in order to take up their postgraduate research program, up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1,540
    -a thesis allowance for the cost of producing a thesis/appropriate durable record, up to $840
    -paid sick, maternity and parenting leave (within the limits of the Scholarship Guidelines).
    -If you are a local candidate, you will also receive a government-funded Research Training Scheme (RTS) place or equivalent. An RTS place is supported with a HECS exemption for the standard duration of the course. Applicants successful in receiving an RTS place are not required to pay tuition fees for the maximum duration of their candidature.
    -If you are an international candidate, you will also receive: tuition fees and student services and amenities fee (SSAF) for the standard duration of your candidature and the cost of an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) policy for the standard duration of your program.

  • These PhD scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential.

  • The mode of applying is online. Local and international off-shore applicants should:

  • -Apply for a research place at RMIT
    -Complete the local and international off-shore VCPS Cover sheet


The application deadline is 31 October 2014.

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RMIT University PhD Scholarships in Australia is available to undertake level programs at .

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