RMIT University, Australia is inviting credible applicants who are willing to partake in its ongoing 2022 Scholarship for;
- A Graduate degree Program
- Open to International Students
- To study in all fields of courses offered
- At the RMIT University Australia.
About the RMIT University.
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia.
The university is internationally recognized for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research, and other very practical aspects of education.
It was founded by Francis Ormond in 1887 beginning initially as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students and gained the university status in 1992.
RMIT University ranks 11th in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects and enrolls almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.
Her main campus is in the center of Melbourne city and has huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city.
Yearly, thousands of International Students make RMIT University their choice place of education.
Benefits of Vice-Chancellor’s Ph.D. Scholarship (VCPS)
The VCPS provides the following benefits to recipients:
- a stipend of $44,737 per annum pro rata (full-time study) which represents a generous RMIT top-up of approximately $15,000 above the RTP rate
- a research support allowance of $5,000 per annum to support research activities
- International candidates in receipt of this scholarship are also awarded an RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS)
- All local candidates, Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia are provided with an RTP Fee Offset scholarship. Applicants in receipt of an RTP Fee Offset scholarship are not required to pay tuition fees for the maximum duration of their candidature
- a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating in order to take up their postgraduate research program, up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1,540
- paid sick, maternity and parenting leave (within the limits of the Scholarship Terms and Conditions).
- if you are an international candidate, you will also receive the cost of an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) policy for your visa duration.
The duration of a Vice Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship is three and a half years full-time. This will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards an equivalent research degree prior to the commencement of the program at RMIT University.
Requirements for Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (VCPS) Qualification
VCPS scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive selection process that ranks applicants according to their academic achievement, research outputs and relevant professional experience.
To be considered for a VCPS 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
- an 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. All other applicants will be considered ineligible.
In addition to the above, to be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or an international candidate who is commencing in an RMIT PhD program from 1 January 2023
- have applied for a full-time PhD program at RMIT.
Part-time VCPS may be approved for candidates with exceptional circumstances (e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments). Part-time scholarships are not tax exempt. Please refer to the Scholarship Terms and Conditions for further details.
You will be considered ineligible for a VCPS if:
- you have already commenced your PhD program at RMIT
- you already hold a research doctorate, or an equivalent research qualification
- you are currently receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or research related salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the 2022 RTP base rate to undertake the research degree
- you have not met the English requirements by the published scholarship deadline (international only).
How to Apply
VCPS scholarships are only open to commencing PhD candidates in the main scholarship round. For consideration for enrolment in 2023, applications must be received by 15 September.
In order to be considered for a VCPS, applicants must:
- follow the application process for a scholarship (including providing evidence of contact with the proposed supervisor) and
- complete the VCPS Expression of Interest form.
For more details, visit RMIT University website.