Make the most of your scholarship application

Our scholarship application process is simple but can take some time to complete. That’s because we ask for a range of information, so we can consider you for multiple scholarships from just the one application.

You’ll also find our online application easier to work through if you know what you need to provide before you begin, which is why we've created the below checklist. It's full of useful info to help you think about what to include in your application. You can also use the checklist as a reference as you complete your application.

So, settle in, get comfortable and use our checklist below to get started on your application.

Checklist

1. Gather required information

Remember, we use the information and documentation you provide in your application to assess you for all available scholarships. The more information you provide means you may be eligible for more scholarships.

Browse our scholarships and read through the 'how to apply' section of each scholarship listings to determine:

  • if you are eligible to apply
  • what you need to include in your application (this could include statements, referee reports or supporting documents)
  • the application closing date. Give yourself plenty of time to gather all the required information and submit your application.

2. Your details

Some parts of the scholarship application are mandatory for everyone. You'll need to provide accurate information, so you can be considered for your preferred scholarships and be notified if you're successful.

Personal details

You'll be asked to check your personal information, provide contact information, and disclose your citizenship status.

Study details

Commencing students, this is where you'll provide your:

  • education history: listing your previous education provider, and OP/ATAR/IB results
  • admission details: outlining your QTAC/UAC preferences (including course codes), direct admissions, or OUA information.

You're able to update this section with your results and QTAC number as you get them, by logging back into the application.

Current students, your study details will be pre-populated. Don't worry if they change during the application process; the system will update when we access your application to assess it. If your details are incorrect at the time you submit, please contact Student Administration.

If applicable, all applicants should complete:

  • honours program information, including supervisor name and dissertation topic
  • accommodation details, letting us know what your living situation is (for example, living on campus)

Achievements

This is where you'll outline:

  • your leadership and community-based achievements
  • your sports participation (including elite athletes)
  • details of the referees you have arranged to support your scholarship application. Your referees should be relevant to the scholarships you would like to be considered for. For example, if you would like to be considered for a sports scholarship, your coach could make a good referee.

Please note: your referees will be contacted via email and complete your report online. We only accept referee reports in this format.

Personal background

In this section, you'll provide information regarding:

  • your income and expenditure, including any scholarship you currently receive
  • your circumstances (for example, home environment, personal illness, disability, educational disruption).

3. Statements

This is a very important part of the application process. Individual scholarships require different statements. However, completing all six personal statements will maximise the number of scholarships you're considered for.

You should prepare personal statements that are fewer than 250 words. Some of the types of statements that you may need to address include:

Career goals and aims

We suggest you explain your motivations behind choosing to study your particular degree at university, as well as your specific career goals and plans after graduation.

Community involvement

You may wish to cover any extra-curricular activities or your involvement in the community.

Scholarship benefit

How will this scholarship assist you to continue and successfully complete your studies? We recommend you focus on ways a scholarship will enrich your university experience, rather than just providing money for books or travel.

Experience

This statement could outline your work history, a portfolio of your work, or specific achievements (such as sporting or academic).

Family

What will you and/or your family have to sacrifice financially in order for you to attend university? Have other members of your family attended university, or are you the first?

Challenge(s) experienced

Here you can outline past and future challenges that may impact your studies at Griffith. These may include influences from your home environment, specific financial needs, relocation challenges, health issues you may have, or other factors that would make it hard to get into university. There are also three statements that relate to specific areas of study: aviation, health and business.

These are requirements for certain scholarships, so please check the 'how to apply' section in each scholarship listing.

4. Supporting documents

Some scholarships may require supporting documents such as:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of sporting achievements
  • awards/certificates/transcripts
  • supervisor agreements

You may be required to upload your OP/ATAR/IB results. You can do this after you have submitted your application.

5. I'm ready to apply

You need to complete just one application, even when you'd like to be considered for multiple scholarships. That means you need to create just one account, which you'll also use to track and update your application. Here's how to do that:

Future students

Please create a new account, using your personal email address and a password you'll remember. There's no need to create a new account when you receive your Griffith offer (and s-number), we know you're a new student using your personal email address. Handy hint: Don't use your school email, as you may lose access to it halfway through the scholarship application process.

GUEST students and Griffith College students

You'll need to use your personal email address, so we can ask you questions about your OP/ATAR/IB results and program preferences. We're unable to process your application without this information, so please don't sign up using your existing Griffith s-number.

Current or returning Griffith students

Please use your student ID (s-number) to login into the application, as the application will automatically populate your GPA and attendance mode. If you don't use your Griffith s-number, your application will be considered incomplete and you won't be considered for scholarships.

Please note: this excludes GUEST students. You should use your personal email.

Creating an account secures your application details and allows you to save your application and come back to it later.

Once you have submitted an application, you can go back and:

  • add referees
  • add a student number (Griffith ID)
  • update OP/ATAR/IB results
  • add a QTAC or UAC number
  • upload supporting documents
  • change mobile phone details

If you wish to make any changes to the remainder of your application after you've submitted it, you will need to withdraw your application and reapply.

Once you withdraw your application, you will lose all the information and will need to re-enter each section again. If you use the same email login as your previous application, your referee reports will carry forward to the new application.

We'll only consider your most recent application, even if you use a different email address for each one. Prior scholarship applications using other email addresses will be disregarded.