Scholarships can help you reach your goal

PhD and research degree 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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University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka (UGC) and Griffith University PhD Scholarship

University Grants Commision of Sri Lanka (UGC) and Griffith University have established a joint funding program to allow up to twelve suitably, UGC supported candidates to enrol in the Doctor of Philosophy program at Griffith University each year.

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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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Mental Illness

Griffith University merit-based scholarship via the Menzies Health Institute Queensland to support the project: Improving the health and wellbeing of consumers with severe and persistent mental illness

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Child Executive Function Scholarship

Measurement of child executive function on a large scale to promote school achievement and prevent antisocial behaviours

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Rehabilitation Nursing

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

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Physical and social environments and rehabilitation after traumatic injury

Griffith University merit-based scholarship via the Hopkins Centre for applicants with strong academic qualifications in: health sciences; social science; health services research, health policy

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Implementing Change in Rehabilitation Service Systems

Griffith University merit-based scholarship via the Hopkins Centre for health professionals from multiple disciplines with a strong interest in advancing knowledge and practice in implementing change within rehabilitation services

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Scholarships Offered by the Health Group

A range of scholarships offered by the Health Group in Health related disciplines

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Indigenous Politics PhD Scholarship

This PhD scholarship package is provided by the School of Government and International Relations. The scholarship is open to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians and has a total value of $47,596 per annum.

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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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