COVID-19 Update - Research Degree Applications Open

If you're interested in starting a PhD or research degree at Griffith University, you can apply now for consideration (both admission and scholarship) to commence your study in the next available intake.

In this evolving situation, if circumstances prevent you from being able to provide all of your application documents or commence your program as planned, flexible options are available to you.

Collaborating with the world

Collaborative research opportunities at Griffith open doors to greater innovation and discovery for our researchers, who are ready to think globally and discover new world solutions.

At Griffith, you'll gain all the advantages of studying at a research-intensive university that fosters industry, community, government, national and international research collaborations—offering you an immersive university experience.


The Griffith PhD experience

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Why study at Griffith

A Research-Intensive University

A richer learning experience

Learn from more than 1,700 experts across a broad range of disciplines who will help you pursue your research interests.


We offer very generous PhD and research scholarships each year to help you with the cost of living for the duration of your research study.

Research centres and institutes

Explore multidisciplinary collaborations with researchers across our 30+ research centres and institutes, exploring extensive varied discipline areas.

Research support

You'll be supported with research training workshops and a comprehensive suite of library services ranging from research and data management tools to extensive borrowing privileges.

Research infrastructure

We're building research and teaching infrastructure based on areas of strategic priority. With $320 million being invested in campus developments over the next five years, you'll benefit from world-class research and teaching facilities.

Research graduate employment outcomes

Key data, such as employment and earnings outcomes and career history of Griffith PhD and research masters graduates is now available via our interactive website – the first of its kind in Australia.

Ranked in the top 2% of Universities worldwide*

Griffith is ranked among some of the best universities in the world in terms of research publication output, its research community, and international partnerships. It is one of only three universities in South East Queensland to be listed in the Top 500.

* Based on the International Association of Universities – World Higher Education Database, listing more than 18,500 institutions of higher education. Current as at July 2018.

Research excellence

The latest analysis of Excellence in Research for Australia found 99% of our research rated at world standard or above.

Indigenous support

Our Indigenous Research Unit supports and facilitates research relevant to and prioritised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Unit also aims to influence policy to improve socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to further the aspirations of communities.

Professional development

We aim to inspire, motivate and empower research candidates. GGRS offers a range of research and professional development programs, workshops and masterclasses to give you the skills needed in your research degree and further career.


Located on the east coast of Australia in Queensland’s south-east corner, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is widely known as a lifestyle destination. With its subtropical climate, public open spaces and dynamic urban experiences, our region has a lifestyle that promotes innovation and education — a perfect setting for a dynamic and progressive institution such as Griffith University.

Life at Griffith

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