Flinders University Australian Government Scholarship 2025 (Fully Funded)

Applications are invited for the Flinders University Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (International) 2025. The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (AGRTPS) (International) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a higher Degree by research at Flinders University. 

A limited number (up to 6) of AGRTPS are available each year. Due to the limited number of scholarships available, this scholarship is highly competitive.

The AGRTPS is awarded to candidates who demonstrate outstanding aptitude for independent research. AGRTPS are considered on the basis of academic merit, academic research training, and research indicators and performance.

In 2024, the successful applicants received the maximum number of points (25) for their publications, i.e., applicants submitted 5 publications.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate and up to two years for a Research master’s degree. Successful applicants are required to undertake full-time study and must be commencing a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time.

Flinders University Australian Government Scholarship

  • Title: Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (International)
  • Opening date: 18-04-2024
  • Closing date: 18-08-2024
  • Scholarship value: $33,990
  • Scholarship duration: 3 years with possible extension
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The AGRTPS pays a stipend at the standard rate set by the Australian Government of $33,990 pa tax-free (2024 full-time rate). The AGRTPS also includes a Research Training Program (RTP), which provides an offset for tuition fees for up to 4 years.

An AGRTPS student who moves to Adelaide from overseas is eligible for an establishment allowance (after arrival at Flinders) of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares, provided receipts can be produced by the student.


Awards will only be available to those who:

Are a citizen of any overseas country except New Zealand, and do not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status, or New Zealand citizenship; and

Intend to commence full-time study for a higher degree by research in Australia for the first time, in the year for which the award is to be offered. Students who commenced their higher degree by research in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application for admission and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for an AGRTPS in that year, or, commenced a higher degree by research and terminated that enrolment within six months of commencement, may be considered; and

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Intend to enroll in an area of research concentration.  These are areas in which the University has a particular strength, has concentrated its research resources has attracted external funding; and

Satisfy all entry requirements for a higher degree by research, including the English proficiency levels in accordance with the English Language Proficiency Requirements for HDR Candidature at the time of application.

Please see the Conditions of Award for full eligibility criteria.

Selection Criteria

Selection of award holders will be undertaken by the Scholarships Committee based on academic merit and research potential. Applications will be ranked according to the University’s Guidelines for Ranking Postgraduate Research Scholarship Applications. The University will give priority to students undertaking a higher degree by research for the first time. Please see the Conditions of Award for full selection criteria.

How To Apply For Scholarship

You will need to activate your account using the Student ID from your registration and your date of birth provided at the time of registration: https://activate.flinders.edu.au/main

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Once you have activated your account, you will receive a Flinders Authentication Name (FAN), you can then submit your application for the international HDR scholarship group.

  • You in to your OKTA dashboard via the quick links on the Flinders website 
  • Select Student System
  • Select the My Scholarship tab
  • Select the Create a New Scholarship application button
  • Select 2024 from the search and select the International RHD Scholarship Group

Applications close Sunday 18 August 2024 at 5 pm Australia, Adelaide local time.

For more information please check the official source.

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