Most scholarships are offered as part of our annual scholarship round, although we do offer scholarships throughout the year. First time applicants can apply for scholarship at Griffith at any time.

For applicants from Australian institutions who are graduating in Trimester/Semester One this year, and wish to commence in Trimester Two, apply now to be considered for scholarship. Scholarship offers will be made in mid-September to start in October.

Applicants wishing to commence in Trimester One, 2021 should apply through the annual scholarship round  – see below for key dates.


DateTime Scholarship Event
Saturday, 4 July 2020 Midnight (AEST) Scholarship applications open
Tuesday, 8 September 2020 5:00pm (AEST)

Expressions of interest lodged with Research Convenor. (Continuing Student Scholarship Scheme only)

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 11:59pm (AEST) Application closing date for international applicants. (Applications must be complete in order to be considered, including ELP*)
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 11:59pm (AEST) Application closing date for domestic applicants and Griffith University international graduates (Trimester 2, 2020)
Friday, 4 December 2020 5:00pm (AEST) Offer letters sent to successful applicants
Friday, 8 January 2021 5:00pm (AEST) Last date to return 'Acceptance of Offer'
Monday, 22 February 2021   Intake 1
Wednesday, 31 March 20215:00pm (AEST)Last date to meet all conditions of offer
Tuesday, 27 April 2021   Intake 2

*Where an applicant can demonstrate that they have been unable to undertake an ELP test due to COVID-19 impacts, evidence of satisfactory ELP may be provided by 13 November. Where ELP is provided after this date the application may be considered in early 2021 for an Intake 2 or Intake 3 commencement.


Information for Applicants

First time, new applicants can apply for scholarship at Griffith at any time

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis with scholarships awarded to high quality* applicants throughout the year

*These include applicants from Australian institutions graduating in trimester / semester 1 who wish to commence in trimester 2

Applicants should submit their application at least 4 months before their preferred intake date.

Intake 2: 20 April 2020

Intake 3: 13 July 2020

Intake 4: 19 October 2020

Applicants wishing to commence in intake 1 must submit their application prior to Annual Research Scholarship Round closing date

Please refer to Degree and Career Finder for specific intake dates currently available for your program

However, most scholarships are awarded in the annual scholarship round for commencement in intakes 1 and 2 2021.

Please refer to the table of dates above for further details