Applying for a research degree or scholarship
New research students
If you are not currently a Griffith University research student, and you wish to apply for admission to a higher degree by research at Griffith, you should complete the following steps:
- Check the entry requirements to find out if you are academically qualified to apply for a higher degree by research.
- Identify available research areas and supervisors at Griffith University.
- If you have obtained agreement from an academic to supervise your proposed research and your academic qualifications meet the entry criteria for admission to your nominated research degree, you should complete an online application.
- Download and arrange for two Academic Referee Reports to be completed.
For further assistance in applying, check the Research Scholarships website (for dates, scholarship details and more)
- Refer to the approval and application process and procedures for assistance.
Program-specific application information
Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology should complete the Clinical Psychology Referee Report in place of the Academic Referee Report.
PhD by Publication applicants
Applicants wishing to apply for a PhD by Publication, should complete the PhD by Publication specific application form and submit it to the Higher Degree Research Student Centre.
Doctor of Education Applicants
For applicants seeking admission to the Doctor of Education, a portfolio assessment and/or interview will be required as part of the admission process. Applicants who do not hold a recognised bachelors degree with a suitable class of research honours should attach a completed professional portfolio along with any other required supporting documentation, as part of their online documentation.
Applicants with offers or Griffith students within their first 12 months of candidature
- a continuing or an offered not yet commenced student scholarship application form (PDF 110k) (including a referee report from your current supervisor)
- a covering letter
- updated research outline and completion plan
- copies of publications (where applicable)
to the Higher Degree Research Student Centre.
Current Griffith students who have progressed beyond their first 12 months of candidature
International applicants and recruitment agents
Griffith University does not accept applications from any agent who is not currently an approved registered agent with the University.