Postgraduate Research Fees

Domestic students

The Commonwealth Government’s Department of Education and Training provides block grants, under the Research Training Program (RTP), to eligible higher education institutions to support research training for domestic students undertaking Doctoral and Master's degrees that have a research component of 66.6 per cent or more.

Based on this, Notre Dame has agreed that any Australian citizen or permanent resident admitted to, or currently enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) course will receive an RTP Fees Offset Scholarship.

Thus, students provided with an offer in a HDR course are exempt from having to pay a contribution towards the cost of these courses. This applies up to a maximum period of four years' full-time equivalent study for a Doctoral research degree and two years' full-time equivalent study for a Master's research degree.

Assessment for eligibility of a RTP Fees Offset Scholarship and allocation takes place automatically. Therefore, there is no need for students to apply separately for consideration for an RTP Fees Offset Scholarship.

The Research Office can be contacted for advice.

International students

International students are required to pay course fees. However, like domestic students, they are eligible to apply for financial support through the Research Training Program (RTP). They may also be eligible to apply for fee remission scholarships, which are awarded on a competitive basis.

Note that the Notre Dame Scholarships Policy is currently under review and will be released in June 2017. Please contact the Research Office for the latest information.