Scholarships

Notre Dame provides a diverse range of financial support initiatives for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, funded by internal and external sources in Australia.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

The Australian Government RTP scheme aims to provide funding arrangements for training of domestic and international students to undertake a higher degree by research at Notre Dame for the advancement of their career in academia or other work environments.

The scheme consists of three types of scholarships to be used for:

  1. Tuition Fees Offset
    Domestic students provided with an offer in a HDR course at Notre Dame 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 an Australian Government RTP Tuition Fees Offset Scholarship and allocation takes place automatically. Therefore, there is no need for students to apply separately for consideration for an Australian Government RTP Fees Offset Scholarship. The Research Office can be contacted for advice.

    International students are eligible to apply for financial support through the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP), but a Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship is only offered on a competitive basis to overseas HDR students at Notre Dame.

  2. Stipend
    This scholarship can assist domestic HDR students with their day-to-day living expenses while undertaking a research degree. Notre Dame generally holds two rounds of applications for this type of Australian Government RTP Scholarships (formerly known as APA). Stipend Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Both new HDR students and currently enrolled research students are considered for a Stipend Scholarship.
    2018: Base RTP Stipend rate: AU$ 27,082. Maximum RTP Stipend rate: AU$ 42,307

    International students are also eligible for Stipend Scholarships, which are offered with the same base and maximum rates on a competitive basis. Applications are open for both new and currently enrolled HDR students at Notre Dame.

  3. Allowance
    This Scholarship can assist students with ancillary costs related to undertaking a research degree at Notre Dame. Applications for Allowances are approved by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Research (or delegate) at Notre Dame.

    Examples of allowances for consideration are research degree thesis printing and academic publication costs, a contribution to relocation costs to undertake the research degree or a standard Overseas Health Cover policy for international students, among others.

The Australian Government RTP Scholarship procedures and awards for all three types of scholarships are at the discretion of each individual University in Australia.

Notre Dame‘s Policy and Procedures for Australian Government RTP Scholarships

Notre Dame has developed draft Policy and Procedures on Australian Government RTP Scholarships, which are currently under official review by the University. Once approved, these Policy and Procedures will be accessible on the University’s ‘Policies, Procedures and Guidelines’ webpage under ‘Academic’ and ‘Research’.

You are encouraged to inform yourself of the Australian Government RTP Scholarship criteria of eligibility and conditions as listed in the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017 (section 1.5 & 1.6).

Applications for Australian Government RTP Scholarships

The University offers Australian Government RTP Scholarships through the application process outlined in Notre Dame's Guideline ‘Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships’.

Applications need to include the completed and signed Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form along with all relevant documents (as described on the application form). All applicants are also advised (i) to explicitly address the Objects of the University in their personal statements, and (ii) to review the Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships.

To submit your application, please email to the Research Office on the Fremantle (research@nd.edu.au) or Sydney (sydney.research@nd.edu.au) campus.

 

Notre Dame Scholarships

Notre Dame offers alternative postgraduate scholarship opportunities that can also provide funding for fee remission and living allowances, including:

  • International Fee Remission Research Scholarships (IFRRS)
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia MACC Scholarship
    The Malaysian Australian Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarship is reserved for HDR students who will be enrolled in a Doctoral Degree between 2018- 2020. Funding towards tuition fee during these three years is available for international students, who are encouraged to inform themselves of the policy and conditions as described for the IFRRS Scholarships. Deadline 31 October 2017.
  • Kailis Research Scholarships
    Domestic PhD students based on the Fremantle campus and engaged in the field of health or medical research can apply for a Kailis Research Scholarship, a scheme which is co-funded by Notre Dame and the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation (FHMRF). “Currently open for applications”

Applications for Notre Dame Scholarships

Applications need to include the completed and signed Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form along with all relevant documents (as described on the application form). All applicants are also advised (i) to explicitly address the Objects of the University in their personal statements, and (ii) to review the Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships.

To submit your application, please email to the Research Office on the Fremantle (research@nd.edu.au) or Sydney (sydney.research@nd.edu.au) campus.

 

External Funding Opportunities

Postgraduate students are encouraged to browse through Notre Dame’s overview of postgraduate scholarships. Most scholarships will contribute to HDR research, some provide financial assistance in the form of a top-up scholarship or specifically for the postgraduate thesis write-up. Others present funding for internships and entrepreneur programs or the attendance of a Master Class.

Postgraduate students enrolled in Notre Dame courses offered on the Broome campus are encouraged to check the range of scholarships and support schemes available for students in Aboriginal health and nursing. Further funding opportunities specifically for Indigenous students are also listed.

The School of Medicine on Sydney campus presents an additional overview of Research Scholarships for postgraduate students and early career clinicians on offer by private, Commonwealth and international organisations and foundations for medical research and professional experiences. Please contact the Research Office for more information.