- Research degrees and PhD
- Fees, funding and scholarships
The fees for Higher Degrees by Research vary based on your program of study and whether you are a domestic or international student.
If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, you won't need to pay tuition fees for your research degree.
The Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) provides funding to domestic – and some international – students to support higher degree by research studies. It's administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training. The RTP is offered to top-ranking applicants, though an application for an RTP place will be submitted automatically when you apply.
Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) scholarships are also available and funded by the University.
Both RTP and DUPR scholarships available to domestic and international students.
Find out more about RTP and DUPR scholarships
Almost one third of all Deakin's higher degree by research students are from overseas, making Deakin a truly diverse and globally significant centre of research.
Tuition fees for international students vary by course. International students may apply for a full-fee research scholarship to cover the cost of their fees. As an international applicant you'll need to apply for the appropriate visa, meet the English language requirements and be able to cover fees relevant to your proposed discipline of study.
The fee payment process is simple and easy for students to use. You can check how much your course will cost and pay your fees online – and we can also help you through the process.
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Re-imagine your career, connect with industry, and make your impact alongside world-leading researchers in one of Australia’s leading research communities.
Depending on what your research topic is, extra funding may be available to support you during your candidature. We have a wide range of government and University funded scholarships available.
PhD and research degree scholarships can cover tuition fees and living allowances paid as stipends.
Most scholarships are awarded in the annual scholarship round. You can view the annual scholarship round key dates here.
To be competitive for a research scholarship you'll need to have a H1 grade average or equivalent. Please see individual scholarship terms and conditions for further information.
Support for researchers
Deakin Research provides support for our researchers in finding, applying and managing research grants, awards and prizes.
Learn more about support for researchers
Deakin Research also provides supervision and training for its research students.
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