Australian Postgraduate Awards
The Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA), funded by the Australian Federal Government, are designed to support postgraduate research training and are awarded to students of "exceptional research potential". The allocation each tertiary institution receives is based in part on its overall research performance.
The grant of the award is very competitive and is generally based on the student achieving a minimum of first class honours or equivalent.
In 2013 a full-time APA recipient receives a stipend of A$24,653, and a part-time student A$12,326. As a scholarship this is tax-free, and it is indexed annually. The stipend is provided for two years for a masters student, and three years for a PhD student, with a possibility of a six-month extension.
From 1 January 2017, the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) ceased and was replaced by the Research Training Program (RTP). The Australian Government now funds scholarships for domestic and international students undertaking research doctorate and research masters degrees at eligible Australian universities through the RTP.
All APA students transitioned to RTP scholarships from 1 January 2017. accessed: 06/12/2017
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