Graduate School Scholarships (UQGSS) – includes RTP


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Base stipend of $28,092 per annum tax free (2020 rate), indexed annually, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions in approved circumstances.

Scholarship description

UQ Graduate School Scholarships (UQGSS) are awarded to domestic and international students.

Students will be awarded either an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship or a UQ-funded scholarship via a competitive process.

Both of these provide a living allowance and a tuition fee offset. For international applicants who will study in Australia on a student visa, the scholarship also includes an allowance for single overseas student health cover.

These scholarships are usually awarded through the Graduate School's Scholarship Rounds.

View the Graduate School's Scholarship Round dates


To be eligible you must:

  • 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 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.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research. There is no separate application for this scholarship.

To be considered for a living allowance scholarship in the first round after confirmation, contact the HDR Liaison Officer in your school or institute.

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Due dates

Please only apply after the opening dates. Recipients are only selected by the HDR Scholarship Selection Committee.


Graduate School
(07) 3346 0503

Terms and conditions

Read the UQ Research Scholarships terms and conditions.

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.

If you are awarded a scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship.