Follow your research passion at Griffith
If you’ve completed an honours year as part of your undergraduate studies, or undertaken advanced postgraduate studies that included a research component, you may be eligible to further your career with a higher degree by research.
HOW TO APPLY
HOW TO APPLY
1. Choose your research program
Whether you're beginning your research study or continuing at a higher level, our degrees provide a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest in a particular research area. Take a look through our degrees and decide which works best for your career aspirations. You can also check the admission requirements for your chosen degree.
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You can find out more about our degrees or talk to us at any time to find out more about studying at Griffith and your options.
- Call 07 3735 3817
- Ask a question or see our frequently asked questions
2. Search our scholarships
Check the fee requirements for your degree and look for available scholarships to support you throughout your research.
PhD and research degree scholarships can provide living allowances paid as stipends and relocation allowances, as well as cover tuition fees and overseas student health cover for international candidates. The majority of scholarships are awarded in the annual scholarship round which is open from July each year.
3. Choose a research topic
Once you have established if you meet the entry requirements for your preferred program, you need to clarify your chosen area of study and identify a research area and/or research question. You will need to articulate its importance, and in consultation with your supervisory team, prepare a research proposal to submit.
4. Find and connect with a research supervisor
To find a supervisor, explore our Griffith Experts page or contact the HDR convenor for the relevant school or department in your area of interest. Once you’ve found a researcher who you would like to work with, you’ll need to contact them directly to discuss your research proposal. It is crucial to look at the alignment between supervision and your project.
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If you are struggling to find a researcher, you can contact the Griffith Graduate Research School to put you in touch with a HDR convenor. Our HDR conveners can assist you to find a supervisor in your research area.
Call 07 3735 3817
5. Gather required documents
Use our application checklist to ensure you have all the documents you require to apply, including a CV that uses our CV template.
6. Apply online
Once you have all of your required documents, apply online through our application portal. You’ll be guided through the step-by-step application process to upload your supporting documentation, nominate your referees and supervisors.