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.

Search for a higher degree research 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.

Search for Scholarships

Filter available scholarships

Scholarship Apply

Unfortunately there are no scholarships that support your criteria.

Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship

Australian Government merit-based scholarship for new HDR candidates.

Find out more

Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Griffith University merit-based scholarship for new HDR candidates.

Find out more

Australian Government Research Training Program International Fee Offset Scholarship

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

Find out more

Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

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

Find out more

Griffith University Indigenous Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Available to new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR candidates.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

Current Candidates and Applicants with Current Offers

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

Find out more

Continuing Student Scholarship Scheme

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

Find out more

Completion Assistance Postgraduate Research Scholarship

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

Find out more

Publication Assistance Scholarship Scheme

Griffith University scholarship supporting HDR candidates with publishing their research.

Find out more

GGRS-IEIS Conference Travel Grant

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

Find out more

International Experience Incentive Scheme

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

Find out more

China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Griffith University

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

Find out more

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.

Find out more

Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MAAC) and Griffith University

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

Find out more

Work life Learning: Policy and Practice

Griffith University merit-based scholarship and top up to work on the Australian Research Council funded Discovery project entitled Practices and policies for sustaining employability through work-life learning.

Find out more

City of Gold Coast Urban Scholarship: SeaCities: Exploring the Interface between Sea and Cities

Griffith University merit-based scholarship funded by the Cities Research Institute and Griffith Sciences to undertake research-based urban experimentation in the setting of one of Australia’s fastest growing coastal cities, the Gold Coast.

Find out more

Contesting Australian Sport Culture: Women and the Rise of Contact Sport

Griffith University merit-based scholarship working with Dr Adele Pavlidis on a DECRA project to investigate the growing visibility of women in contact sports in Australia and the multiple forces that influence their participation

Find out more

Bulk nanobubbles: from fundamentals to applications

2 x Griffith University merit-based scholarships to assist on an Australian Research Council-funded Future Fellowship on ‘Bulk nanobubbles: from fundamentals to applications’.

Find out more

Capacity-building in human services and counselling in the Pacific regions

Griffith University merit-based scholarship to work on a project designed to enhance capacity-building in the area of human services and counselling in the Pacific regions.

Find out more

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

Find out more

Child Executive Function Scholarship

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

Find out more

Other Scholarships Offered by the Health Group

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

Find out more

Griffith Business School Postgraduate Research Top-Up Scholarship

As part of the annual scholarship round Griffith Business School offers up to five $10,000 per annum top up scholarship for 3 years.

Find out more

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Other scholarship opportunities for Higher Degree Research Candidates

Find out more

Scholarship Extensions

Applying for a scholarship extension

Find out more

Apply now

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

How to apply

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.

Want more information?

Get in touch with us.