2016 RMIT PhD International Scholarship(RPIS) in Australia, and applications are submitted till 30 October2015. RMIT University is offering international scholarship for undertaking a research doctoral degree. Applicants must have been offered a place in a PhD program at an Australian RMIT campus commencing in 2015. The standard duration of a research Doctorate scholarship is three years full-time. 

Scholarships are awarded to International students undertaking a research Doctoral degree on the basis of academic excellence and research potential.

RMIT PhD International Scholarships (RPIS) are funded by RMIT University.

Value and duration

The value of the RMIT PhD International Scholarships increase annually in accordance with indexation. In 2015, the RMIT PhD International Scholarship provided the following benefits:

The standard duration of a research doctorate scholarship is three years full-time. Candidates may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and school approval.

The duration of an RPIS will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the RMIT PhD.


To be considered for scholarship you must hold, or be currently completing:

  • a Master by research
  • a Master by coursework with a significant research component graded as high distinction, or equivalent
  • a Honours degree achieving first class honours
  • a 4 year bachelor degree achieving a GPA of 4 or equivalent (80% or above).

If you do not hold one of the above qualifications, you will only be considered for scholarship if you have previous publications or significant research experience.

In addition to the above, to be eligible for this scholarship you must:

RMIT may also consider you if:

RMIT will consider you ineligible if:

  • you commenced your research program prior to Semester 1 2016.

Key dates and how to apply

For information relating to scholarship opening rounds and to apply for scholarship, please refer to the instructions detailed on research scholarships.

Selection criteria

All scholarship applications will be ranked based on a model approved by RMIT’s Research Committee.

Further information

As the holder of this scholarship you:

  • must commence your studies in 2016 (either Semester 1 or Semester 2)
  • are not able to defer your studies to another year.

If you have dependants, the RPIS will provide an Overseas Student Health Cover policy to cover them also.

As a guide, RMIT University requires that you meet English language requirements for entry into research programs. Your test result must be current (i.e. taken no more than two years before your research program commences).

Your RMIT English test result must also be current (i.e. taken no more than one year before your research program commences).

Some programs have higher English language requirements. Details are included in each program summary.

See the Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF 326KB 10p) for more information.


SGR Scholarship team

Phone: +61 3 9925 4603

Email: sgr-scholarships@rmit.edu.au

 Deadline: 30 October 2015