Apply any time for scholarships to support research that matters to you

PhD and research degree scholarships can help you reach your goal. Scholarships can cover things like tuition fees, overseas student health cover, living allowances paid as stipends and relocation allowances.

Applications for Griffith scholarships, as well as Australian Government Research Training scholarships, go through a competitive, merit-based selection process.

Scholarships are awarded throughout the year and you can apply at any time.

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2023 continuous scholarship round

You can apply at any time for our continuous scholarship round, which offers scholarships to support your research across all disciplines.

As conditional offers can be made, applicants from Griffith and other Australian institutions are encouraged to submit their application prior to completion of their current degree.

While you can make your application at any time, it is recommended that you apply at least four months prior to your preferred commencement date.

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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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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Industry PhD Scholarship

A Griffith Industry PhD Scholarship gives you the opportunity to undertake research in collaboration with an industry partner, providing practical experience while you complete your PhD.

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Applying for 2023?

Key dates

While you can apply at any time, it’s recommended that you apply at least four months before your preferred intake to allow sufficient time for your application to be assessed, your offer letter issued and accepted.

  • Intake 1 27 February 2023
  • Intake 2 17 April 2023
  • Intake 3 10 July 2023
  • Intake 4 9 October 2023

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Key dates

If you’ve already applied for intake 1 2023, please be aware of these key dates:

Offer letters sent to successful applicants 24 November to 2 December 2022

Last date to return acceptance of offer 6 January 2023

Extended deadline for applicants in their final trimester (qualification condition) 31 January 2023

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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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.