Scholarships can help you reach your goal

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

The majority of scholarships are awarded in the annual scholarship round. You can view the annual scholarship round key 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 research degree candidates.

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Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Griffith University merit-based scholarship for new research degree candidates.

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Griffith University Honours Entry Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Griffith University merit-based scholarship for applicants who have been enrolled in and are completing a Griffith University bachelor degree with honours program in 2020 or early 2021

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Australian Government Research Training Program International Fee Offset Scholarship

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

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Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

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

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Griffith University Indigenous Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Available to new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research degree candidates.

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Indigenous Australian Research Degree Top Up Scholarship

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

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Current Candidates Wishing to Apply for Scholarship

Information for current candidates who wish to apply for a scholarship in the Annual Scholarship Round

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Completion Assistance Postgraduate Research Scholarship

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

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Publication Assistance Scholarship Scheme

Griffith University scholarship supporting research degree candidates with publishing their research.

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International Experience Incentive Scheme

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

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China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Griffith University

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

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Griffith University and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Joint Doctoral Program

Griffith University and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences merit-based scholarship providing a living allowance and covering tuition fess and overseas student health cover. The program is for Chinese applicants from all research areas including natural resources, environment and life sciences, and any other areas where there are existing or proposed research collaborations.

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

University Grants Commission 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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South Pacific Central Banks and Griffith University PhD Scholarship

South Pacific Central Banks and Griffith University have established a joint funding program to allow up to four suitably qualified, Central Bank supported candidates to enrol in the Doctor of Philosophy program at Griffith University each year.

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Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MAAC) and Griffith University

A tuition scholarship funded by Griffith University for future research candidates from Malaysia

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Ristekdikti and Griffith University

The Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Ristekdikti) has reestablished the Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship (Beasiswa Pendidikan Pascasarjana Luar Negeri, or BPPLN) program. Applicants must be a permanent lecturer in a university under the remit of Ristekdikti to be eligible for a PhD scholarship.

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Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan & Griffith University PhD Scholarship

The Higher Education Commission, Pakistan & Griffith University have established a joint funding program for selected graduates from Pakistan to complete a PhD at Griffith.

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Reconstructing Yulluna experiences of the frontier

Griffith University merit-based scholarship working on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Special Research Initiatives (SRI) project which focuses on oral histories held by an Aboriginal family from western Queensland whose history is deeply enmeshed with the notorious Native Mounted Police

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Aboriginal Rock Art

4 x Griffith University merit-based scholarships associated with an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project entitled ‘Aboriginal Rock Art and Cultural Heritage Management in the Sandstone Country of Southeast Cape York Peninsula’

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Viral co-infections in Australian flying foxes

Griffith University merit-based scholarship working with Dr Alison Peel, a Principal Investigator in Bat OneHealth, researching viral co-infections in Australian flying foxes

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Fragment-based Drug Discovery

Griffith University merit-based scholarship working on the project: Finding inhibitors of antivirulence targets in Burkholderia pseudomallei, a disease causing antibiotic resistant bacteria (Industry Partner CSIRO, Melbourne)

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Institutional Dynamics in the Indo Pacific

Griffith University merit-based scholarship examining institutional competition and cooperation among great powers in the Indo Pacific, offered in association with the ARC Discovery Project: Decoding Revisionist Challenges to the International Institutional Order

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Supporting teachers and teaching in flexible and non-traditional schools

Griffith merit-based stipend and top up scholarship attached to the Australian Research Council Discovery Project (LP190100398) Supporting teachers and teaching in flexible and non-traditional schools. The successful applicant will work with a team of scholars partnering with flexible and non-traditional schools and the Australian Association for Flexible and Inclusive Education

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Wiser Wound Care

2 x NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Wiser Wound Care PhD Stipend and Top Up Scholarship for research in the areas of pressure injuries or surgical wound care within the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Developing an integrated device for on-farm detection of sugarcane diseases

2 x merit-based scholarships conducting research on the development of a novel on-farm diagnostic device for the early, rapid and accurate detection and quantification of two major sugarcane diseases: leaf scald disease (LSD) and ratoon stunting disease (RSD).

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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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Griffith Business School Postgraduate Research Top-Up Scholarship

As part of the annual scholarship round Griffith Business School offers top up scholarship for 3 years.

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External Scholarship Opportunities

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

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