Scholarships can help you reach your goal

Applications for Griffith scholarships and Australian Government Research Training scholarships are considered through a competitive, merit-based selection process, with scholarships awarded throughout the year.

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

You can apply for a scholarship at any time and - if you are successful with your application - you can commence at the next available intake.

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Key dates

Continuous Scholarship Round

Scholarship deadline for Intake 1, 2022, is 28 September 2021, with offer letters issued in December 2021.

If you are applying to commence at any other time, you should submit your application approximately four months before your preferred intake date to allow time for assessment and your offer letter to be issued and accepted ahead of your planned commencement.

Applicants from Griffith University and other Australian institutions are encouraged to submit their application prior to completion of their current degree as conditional offers can be issued.


Intake 3: 12 July 2021
Intake 4: 11 October 2021

Programs with coursework commence Trimester 2, 19 July 2021.

Intake 1: 28 February 2022
Intake 2: 26 April 2022

Programs with coursework commence Trimester 1, 14 March 2022.

Refer to the Degree finder website for specific intake dates currently available for your program.

COVID19 Update – Temporary restrictions

Temporary restrictions to the consideration of applications for scholarships in the Continuous Scholarship Round are currently in place. Applicants who are not currently based in Australia or New Zealand can only apply for a scholarship where they are able to commence their program now (either offshore, or via a travel exemption).

Refer to the FAQs for further information.

(Last reviewed June 2021)

Search for a PhD or research degree scholarship now:

  1. Tick the options that best suit you in the left column
  2. Check the eligibility criteria and award conditions for each scholarship listing
  3. Follow the application process for each listing.

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If you are ready to start your research degree journey,  follow our easy five step process to apply online.

For some extra help, check out our scholarship application tips to ensure you submit your best application.

You'll also find detailed advice regarding application requirements and the selection process, in our FAQs.


If you're ready to start your research degree journey, follow our easy five-step process to apply online.

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 PhD or research degree program. Support provided may include tuition fee offsets, stipends and allowances.

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