Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

JCU Funded Postgraduate Research Scholarships

JCU Scholarships for Higher Degree by Research Candidates are awarded annually on a competitive basis to the top ranking applicants.

JCU Research Scholarship applications to start in 2019 are now open!

Applications close on 30 September 2018.

James Cook University (JCU) offers a range of competitive scholarships for domestic and international applicants. When you apply for a scholarship, you will be considered for all the scholarships for which you are eligible, starting from the scholarship with the highest value.

For more information on how your scholarship applications are ranked, or if you will be eligible, please see the 2019 Scholarship Scoring Procedure.

How to Apply

Forms you might need:

Scholarship list

Domestic Prestige Research Training Program Scholarship (DRTPS)

Value: $40,000 pa in 2019 (living allowance paid fortnightly) + $10,000 one off for project expenses.

Duration: 3.5 years

Eligibility: Domestic Applicants*

Indigenous Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPSI)

Value: $42,000 pa in 2019 (living allowance paid fortnightly) + $10,000 one off for project expenses.

Duration: 3.5 years

Eligibility: Applicants who identify as Australian Indigenous and/or Torres Strait Islander

International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTPS)

Value: $27,596 pa in 2019 (living allowance paid fortnightly) + Overseas Health Cover

Duration: 3.5 years

Eligibility: International Applicants*

Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS)

Value: $27,596 pa in 2019 (living allowance paid fortnightly)

Duration: 3.5 years

Eligibility: Domestic Applicants*

JCU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (JCUPRS)

Value: $27,596 pa in 2019 (living allowance paid fortnightly)

Duration: 3.5 years

Eligibility: All Applicants

AIMS@JCU Scholarships

Value: $27,596 pa in 2018 (living allowance paid fortnightly) + $5,000 pa as living allowance or project expenses

Duration: 4 years

Eligibility: All Applicants

All Scholarships include exemption from Tuition Fees for the duration of the scholarship.  Scholarships do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee, relocation costs or health insurance unless otherwise specified.

*Domestic Applicants means Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, and New Zealand Citizens. International Applicants are all other applicants.

Externally funded research scholarships

If you are considering applying for a postgraduate research course at James Cook University you may also apply for externally funded research scholarships at any time, according to the terms and conditions of the scholarship or grant program. There are opportunities for both International and Domestic Applicants, so please visit our Externally Funded Research Scholarships page.