Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships at Charles Darwin University, Australia

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is inviting applications for the 2024 mid-year Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. Open to domestic and international candidates, these scholarships support individuals commencing a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) between July 1st and August 31st, 2024.

Brief Description:

  • Provider: Charles Darwin University (CDU)
  • Course Level: Higher Degree by Research (HDR)
  • Award: Australian Government RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic (Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, NZ citizens) and International
  • Location: Australia

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by Charles Darwin University
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Have a CDU supervisor for application
    • Demonstrate exceptional research potential
    • Enroll in an accredited HDR course at an Australian Higher Education Provider
    • Meet income criteria specified for stipend recipients.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2024

How to Apply:

  • Applicants should apply online through the designated portal before the deadline.
  • Ensure all application materials are complete for assessment.


  • AU$32,192 (2024 rate) per annum tax-free for full-time students
  • AU$16,096 (2024 rate) per annum taxable for part-time students
  • Three years full-time for a doctoral degree, two years for a research Master’s degree
  • Paid sick leave, maternity leave, and relocation allowance

For More Information:

  • Visit the official RTP Scholarships website for FAQs and application guidelines.

Scholarship Ranking Guidelines:

  • All scholarships are awarded through a competitive process. Specific ranking guidelines for the 2024 RTP Stipend Scholarships for Domestic candidates are available on the official website.


  • RTP for Semester 2, 2024 commencement round timeline for Domestic students:
    • May 24, 2024: Domestic Applications Close
    • Late June 2024: Application outcomes notified to students
    • July 1, 2024: First day for enrolments
    • August 30, 2024: Last day for enrolments.
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