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Graduate School Scholarships (UQGSS) – includes Research Training Program (RTP)

Enrolment status
Future UQ student, Current UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Postgraduate research (HDR)
Study area
All study areas
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence
Funding type
Living stipend, Tuition fees
Scholarship value
Living stipend of $33,641 per annum tax free (2024 rate), indexed annually, Single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Scholarship duration
3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
Number awarded
May vary

About this scholarship

These scholarships include a living stipend to support you as you complete a research project for your Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy or a research-focused professional doctorate at UQ.


You're eligible if you're:

  • nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program.
  • not be receiving a living allowance award, or scholarship providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the higher degree by research program

How to apply

Before submitting an application you should follow the how-to-apply steps for either the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

You apply for this scholarship when you submit an application for a PhD or an MPhil. You don't need to submit a separate scholarship application.

In your application, under the 'Scholarship and Collaborative study' section:
Select I would like to be considered for a UQ scholarship to cover a living allowance stipend and tuition fee expenses.

Application dates

To be considered for a scholarship, you need to apply by the relevant closing date for the research quarter you want to start in. We recommend you apply as early as possible after applications open.

Selection criteria

We'll consider your application against the key areas in the scholarship selection criteria matrix (DOCX, 26.12 KB), which include:

  • your academic performance, evidence of research capability, quality of research project
  • the quality of your proposed research environment including resourcing
  • the quality of your proposed advisory team including record of successful supervision, appropriate advisory load, complementary expertise.

What happens next

We’ll email you to let you know the outcome of your application. If you're offered a scholarship, you’ll need to accept by the due date.

If you’re a current UQ student, you won’t receive an email until after the final results from your coursework program have been published.


A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full-time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case-by-case basis. When applying to hold the living stipend scholarship part-time, please provide evidence of your carer’s responsibilities, medical condition or disability. Though not specifically requested by the portal, you may upload these under ‘Additional documents’.


UQ reserves the right to postpone or cancel scholarship rounds.