Research degree fee information

Did you know that if you’re an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent visa holder you won’t need to pay tuition fees for your research degree?

Tuition fees for international students vary by course, so you will need to check the course page to find out specific fee information. International students may apply for a full fee international research scholarship to cover the full 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.

Learn more about international student fees

Get support for your big ideas

Get support for your big ideas

Deakin offers practical professional and financial support, from induction workshops and presentation training to support with grant applications and networking. We’re committed to fostering your development as a researcher, ensuring compliance and research integrity.

How to apply for a research degree

Get all the information you need to successfully apply for a Deakin research degree or PhD, including key dates, entry requirements, supporting documents and finding a research supervisor. We’re here to support you through the process.

Find a scholarship

At Deakin, we know the hard work you’ve put into your study and we’re proud of all that you’ve accomplished. To help support you in focusing on your study and bringing your research ambitions to fruition, we offer over 300 research degree and PhD scholarships that can cover tuition fees, overseas student health cover and/or living allowances. Our scholarship recipients receive an above university average $34,400 per annum stipend (tax exempt). For the best chance at securing a scholarship, you’ll need an H1 grade average or equivalent.

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HDR scholarship opportunities

If you are a top ranking domestic or international HDR student, you might be eligible for the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP). RTP recipients can access a stipend, fees offset and allowance for relocation.

The Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR) is also available to domestic and international students. DUPR is funded by the University and also allows recipients to access a stipend, fees offset and allowance for relocation.

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Funding and grants for your research

Deakin researchers have access to national and international grants and schemes, including funding from industry, government and commercial collaborations. We also provide candidates with academic, professional and practical support, including $5000 to disseminate research findings at an international conference.

Contact our Grants Team for information

Government funding

The Australian Government administers the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), which supports research discovery and linkage. The National Health and Medical Research Council funding is the Australian Government's primary health and medical research funding agency.

Contact us

Join over 6500 research degree candidates from around the world who have enrolled at Deakin. Contact us with any questions about research at Deakin.

Domestic HDR candidates
Email the HDR candidature office

International HDR students
Email the international HDR team