Scholarships can help you reach your goal

Higher degree by research scholarships can cover tuition fees, overseas health cover, living allowances paid as stipends and relocation allowances.

The majority of scholarships are awarded in the annual scholarship round which opens at the beginning of July. You can view the annual scholarship round closing dates on the key dates website.

Applications received at other times are considered on a case-by-case basis with scholarships awarded to high quality applicants. These include applicants from Australian institutions graduating in trimester / semester 1 who wish to commence in trimester 2.

Some scholarship opportunities will also be offered throughout the year for particular research areas.  Please refer to the list of scholarships below for more details on individual scholarship opportunities.

There are additional scholarship schemes available to current candidates, including travel grants, completion assistance and publication assistance scholarships. Please refer to the list of scholarships below for more information.

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Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship

Australian Government merit-based scholarship for new HDR candidates.

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Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Griffith University merit-based scholarship for new HDR candidates.

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Australian Government Research Training Program International Fee Offset Scholarship

Australian Government merit-based tuition scholarship for new international HDR candidates.

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Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Griffith University merit-based tuition scholarship for new international HDR candidates.

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Griffith University Indigenous Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Available to new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR candidates.

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Indigenous Australian HDR Top Up Scholarship

Available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR candidates in receipt of an Australian Government RTP or centrally funded Griffith stipend scholarship.

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Current Candidates and Applicants with Current Offers

Information for current candidates and applicants with current candidature offers who wish to apply for a scholarship.

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Continuing Student Scholarship Scheme

Griffith University merit-based scholarship supporting confirmed HDR candidates toward thesis submission.

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Completion Assistance Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Griffith University scholarship available to HDR candidates at the writing-up stage of candidature.

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Publication Assistance Scholarship Scheme

Griffith University scholarship supporting HDR candidates with publishing their research.

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China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Griffith University

Joint-funded scholarships for new CSC HDR candidates covering tuition fees, Overseas Students Health Cover, plus more...

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GGRS-IEIS Conference Travel Grant

Griffith Graduate Research School and Griffith International joint-funded grants.

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International Experience Incentive Scheme

Griffith International-funded grants for HDR candidates to participate in study exchange programs or longer term semester-based programs.

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Griffith University/Southern Denmark University Exchange Partnership Program

For 2018, each institution will offer up to three PhD student travel awards of $15,000

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Rehabilitation Nursing

Griffith University merit-based scholarship via the Hopkins Centre for applicants for nursing professionals

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National Affordable Housing Consortium

Phd Scholarship researching Sustainable Living in the Build-to-Rent Environment

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National Affordable Housing Consortium

PhD Scholarships researching Affordable Housing and Sustainable Living

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3D Printing

PhD Scholarship Working with renowned industrial designers, mechanical and biomedical engineers, biomedical scientists, and orthopaedic surgeons to develop a world-first 3D-printed wrist ligament.

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Bennelong Foundation Top Up Scholarship

The Bennelong Foundation, via the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, is offering up to two top up scholarships of $10,000

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Griffith Business School Top Ups

Griffith Business School is offering up to five top-up scholarships to new PhD candidates in research areas across six departments

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Griffith Asia Institute

The Griffith Asia Institute PhD Scholarship will be offered to a commencing PhD candidate researching in one of the key priority areas of security, politics, economies and development as they relate to Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

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Environmental Toxicology

PhD scholarship related to the project “Metal toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics in developing anurans: how metamorphosis influences metal burdens”

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Creating Pathways to Child Wellbeing, Prosocial Behaviour, and School Achievement in Disadvantaged Communities

ARC-linkage PhD scholarship in the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER)

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TRASE Perceptions: Can transparent supply chains strengthen collective action for reducing deforestation in the tropics?

A PhD scholarship undertaking research to help understand how an innovative new technology can help achieve food production sustainability and conservation outcomes on the ground.

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Advanced native mass spectrometry towards an innovative platform for drug discovery

The Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery is seeking applications from prospective PhD students to work at our Nathan campus in a drug discovery research program supported by an industry collaboration.

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Southeast Asian Politics

The PhD scholarship will provide funding for a postgraduate research candidate to investigate any topic within the area of Southeast Asian politics.

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Development of a Metal-Hydride Compressor

A PhD scholarship has been established by Griffith University for research on hydrogen compressors for hydrogen refuelling stations based on metal-hydride technology.

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Geochemical tracers of oxygen in the modern and ancient oceans

The School of Environment and Science at Griffith University invites applications for a PhD scholarship in the field of marine geochemistry.

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Other Scholarship Opportunities

Other scholarship opportunities for Higher Degree Research Candidates

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Scholarship Extensions

Applying for a scholarship extension

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Australian Government Research Training Program

The Australian Government’s Research Training Program (RTP) (in effect as of 1 January 2017) provides funding to Australian universities to support both domestic and international candidates undertaking a higher degree research (HDR) program. Support provided may include tuition fee offsets, stipends and allowances.

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