PhD and Research Degree Application Guide

Step 1: Choose your HDR 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.

Step 2: Consider fees and scholarships

Check the fee requirements for your degree and look for available scholarships to support you throughout your research

Step 3: Develop a research proposal

Now that you have established that you meet entry requirements for your preferred program, you need to clarify your chosen area of study and identify a research area and/or research question, clarify its importance and prepare a research proposal.

Step 4: Find and connect with a research supervisor

An effective working relationship between HDR candidates and their supervisors is crucial to the successful completion of every HDR candidature. You’ll need to find a supervisor who works in your area of interest by reviewing your potential supervisor’s profile.

How to choose your research topic

Choosing a research topic and writing your research proposal can be difficult when you're faced with a lot of choice. Current Griffith PhD candidates and supervisors give some advice to help you create a winning research proposal.

Step 5: Apply online

You'll be guided step-by-step through the application process and be able to upload required supporting documentation, nominate referees and supervisors.

Apply online

Application checklist

Application help

If you have any application issues, help is available from the Griffith Graduate Research School.

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