At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
Additional requirements: 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Awarded to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to undertake a higher degree by research (Masters by Research (MPhil), or PhD) at The University of Queensland.

Award value:
Living allowance of $37,082 per annum (2018 rate), indexed annually, tuition fees
Applications open: 
27 September 2017
Applications close: 
14 January 2018
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible you must:

    • Be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
    • Be studying full-time and onshore in Australia.
    • Be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ.
    • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program.
    • Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the higher degree by research program you are undertaking.
    • Not be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the higher degree by research program.
    • Not be receiving a Commonwealth funded tuition fee scholarship.

    See the terms and conditions for more information.

    Please note you are required to provide ‘Confirmation of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status’ as part of your application. Your confirmation must be recognised within your own community or organisation and be signed by the appropriate signatory under their Common Seal.