In recognition of the impact of COVID-19 our Griffith 2020 International Starter Scholarship supports international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs or the Study Abroad Program at Griffith University.

Award value

20% of tuition fees


First trimester

Level of study

Undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Study Abroad programs


Trimester 1, 2 or 3 2021


To be eligible you must:

  • Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
  • Satisfy all academic and English language entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or Study Abroad program.
  • Be a new full-time student starting in Trimester 3 2020.

Read the terms and conditions below to understand all the requirements of this scholarship.

With you all the way

Start your Griffith University study online and then join us here in Australia when travel restrictions are lifted

How to apply

You don't need to apply for the scholarship, we've kept it as easy as possible. Just apply to study at Griffith and we will let you know if you have been successful.


  • Apply to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program or Study Abroad program at Griffith University.
  • We will assess your application for eligibility.
  • If you are successful we will advise you in your Letter of Offer, in Tuition and other fees - Additional information.

Receiving the scholarship

  • Once you start studying at Griffith the scholarship will be deducted from your tuition fees prior to the Trimester 3 census date. You must pay the remaining balance of fees, based on your enrolment, by census date.
  • To maintain the scholarship deduction you must be enrolled full-time in at least 30 CP in your program, unless credit prevents full-time enrolment.

I chose to study at Griffith because beside being a renowned institution it has great financial support for international students. I was awarded the International Student Excellence Scholarship and this formulated part of my decision to study at Griffith. Education is a high value investment, especially as an international student! Without Griffith support, acknowledging my achievements in my undergraduate studies and believing in my capacity toward my masters, I would not be able to continue my studies.

Rafaella Mogiz Silva Leite Carvalho, Master of Architecture

Terms and conditions

  • Griffith University academic and English language entry requirements apply.
  • Scholarship applies to tuition fees only for students commencing in Trimester 3 2020 and it will be applied prior to the Griffith University census date.
  • The scholarship covers 20% of tuition fees only for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework programs or the Study Abroad Program.
  • The 20% scholarship will be applied for Trimester 3 2020 enrolment only.
  • If a student is awarded a Griffith University scholarship that is worth more than 20% of tuition fees, the scholarship at the higher value will apply rather than this scholarship.
  • Students must be an International Fee Paying student to qualify for the scholarship and each scholarship deduction. Any change from International Fee Paying student status will result in the scholarship being withdrawn.
  • This scholarship is available to students studying onshore in Australia and those who are starting their Griffith studies from outside Australia due to current travel restrictions.
  • Should a student withdraw or cancel for any reason, the scholarship amount is non-refundable.
  • Excludes applicants for Higher Degree Research, Exchange studies, Masters Qualifying Program, English language programs at the Griffith English Language Institute, online programs (campus = online), programs delivered offshore, and students who defer commencement to 2021.

Ongoing enrolment requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in at least 30CP to receive the tuition fee deduction, unless credit prevents full-time enrolment.
  • Students must remain enrolled in the program for which the scholarship offer was made, which is stated on the Letter of Offer issued by Griffith International Admissions.
  • Should a student withdraw or cancel for any reason, the scholarship amount is non-refundable.

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