Apply Now: Charles Darwin University Research Training 2025 Scholarship Programme

The 2025 Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship round is now open for domestic * and International applications. These scholarships are for commencement in a Higher Degree by Research at CDU between 6 January to 31 March 2025

*Domestic applicants are Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, and NZ citizen

The application rounds (domestic and international) for scholarships for commencement in 2025(6 January to 31 March 2025) is open now. The Closing dates and Application Outcomes for the Domestic and International rounds: 

Domestic Closing date -31 October 2024 

Domestic Application Outcomes – Mid- December

 International Closing date – 30 September 2024

International Application Outcomes – Mid- November

Australian Government RTP Stipend Scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential to undertake an HDR at an Australian university and are not automatically granted to all students. The scholarships are provided to assist with general living costs.

  • AU$32,192 (2024 rate) per annum tax-free for full-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments.
  • AU$16,096 (2024 rate) per annum, taxable, for part-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Three years full-time for a doctoral degree and two years for a research Master’s degree. 

You must be enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP) and demonstrate exceptional research potential to undertake an HDR.

You must not receive income from another source to support your general living costs while enrolled in a course of study if that income is greater than 75% of the RTP stipend rate.

Please note: income unrelated to your course of study or income received for your course of study but not for the purpose of supporting general living costs is not considered.

Additional benefits include:

  • paid sick leave
  • maternity leave
  • relocation allowance. The relocation allowance for RTP stipend recipients is up to $2,000 for domestic students and $2,500 for international students. Conditions apply.

For more information please visit RTP Scholarships – FAQs.

Scholarship Ranking Guidelines

All Scholarships are considered and awarded through a competitive process.  For information on how the 2025 RTP Stipend Scholarships for Domestic candidates will be awarded please see the 2024 Domestic RTP Scholarship Ranking Guidelines.


RTP for Semester 1, 2025 Commencement round timeline for Domestic students

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