Monash Research Training Program in Australia 2021

Monash Research Training Program is open to foreign students from all over the globe who are interested to pursue masters or PhD research studies at Monash University, Australia for academic year 2020-2021. Monash Research Training Program provide annual living allowance: $29,000 and relocation allowance: $1,500.

    opens 1 September, closes 31 March
  • DOMESTIC (Round 2)
    opens 1 November, closes 31 May
    opens 1 April, closes 31 August
  • DOMESTIC (Round 4)
    opens 1 June, closes 31 October

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships are provided by the Australian Government to support both domestic and international students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees.  Monash Research Training Program is very competitive and is awarded based on your academic record, any research outputs and prior research experience.

Monash University is a public research university situated in Melbourne, Australia. Named after prominent World War I general, Sir John Monash, it was established in the year1958 and is the second oldest institution of higher education in the State of Victoria. The university has some of campuses, four of which are in Victoria (Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula, and Parkville), and one in Malaysia.


Monash also has a research and education centre in Prato, Italy, a graduate research academic institution in Mumbai, India and a graduate school in Suzhou, China. Monash University courses are also taught at other places, including South Africa.

Deadline: August 31, 2020 / March 31, 2021

Institution(s): Monash University

Level of Study: Masters / PhD

Study in:  Australia

Courses Offered:

  • Arts
  • Biomedical Science
  • Design
  • Education
  • Educational and Developmental Psychology and Philosophy
  • Engineering Science
  • Fine Art
  • Philosophy
  • Reproductive Sciences
  • Surgery

Program Period:

  • Different according to your course.

Benefits of Monash Research Training Program

Monash Research Training Program provides the beneficiary with the following benefits:

  • Annual living allowance: $29,000.
  • Relocation allowance: $1,500.

Eligibility for Monash Research Training Program

To be eligible for Monash Research Training Program, applicants must fulfill following requirements:

  • Required Language: English. You must meet the Monash’s English language proficiency requirements.
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries
    • An International student.
    • A New Zealand citizen.
    • An Australian citizen.
    • Australian permanent resident.
    • Australian humanitarian visa holder.
  • A bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to honors 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
  • A course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to honors 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
  • MSc that involves work, normally including a noteworthy research component, including minimum of 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honors 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners’ reports will be taken into account.
  • Have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.
  • Scholarships are granted centered on a candidate’s academic record, research output and former research experience.
  • Have not formerly had an Australian Government or Monash-funded Postgraduate Research Award for beyond six months.

How to Apply for Monash Research Training Program

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Monash Research Training Program:

  1. You need to receive an invitation to apply, before you apply. To receive one, you’ll need to complete an expression of interest and/or find a supervisor who agrees to supervise your research. This depends on the faculty/institute.
  2. Click here to registerfor Graduate Research Admission and Scholarship.
  3. All sections of online application are explained here.
  4. Indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship on the application form. There is no need to fill out a separate application form.

It is not necessary to stipulate which scholarship you are applying as you are automatically considered for all graduate research scholarships (where eligible).

Required Documents:

  • Academic curriculum vitae.
  • Official academic transcripts, degree certificate from awarding institution (including an explanation of the grading schema).
  • Proof of citizenship.
  • Evidence of fulfilling the English language proficiency requirements.
  • Invitation to Apply.
  • Research proposal.

To apply and inquire further about Monash Research Training Program, please visit the Official Website


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