Griffith University Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Scholarships are available to commencing students from all Commonwealth countries and territories, including Australia.
These prestigious scholarships will be awarded to a diverse range of scholars, from undergraduate through to higher degree by research students. The scholarships recognise equity and celebrate academic excellence, sport participation and achievement, leadership and community engagement.
Each scholarship will include a full fee waiver, accommodation (full board and lodging) and a contribution towards education expenses.
Two categories of scholarships are available for students to apply for:
- Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Scholarship - for eligible commencing students who wish to undertake study or research at Griffith in a sport- or event-related area.
- Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Sporting Excellence Scholarship – for eligible commencing students who are elite athletes, in recognition of their sporting excellence and in a study area of their choice.
See why Bachelor of Public Relations and Communications student Rowan Crothers was awarded the first Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Sporting Excellence Scholarship.
Griffith University will play an integral part in the build-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the legacy scholarships are a demonstration of this commitment and involvement.
As a leading university for the Gold Coast we are dedicated to fostering opportunities and extending possibilities for students close to home and across the Commonwealth. I look forward to meeting the successful students who will have so much to gain from this truly unprecedented opportunity.
The Commonwealth Games represents a transformative moment in time for the Gold Coast and, in a similar vein, I know these prestigious scholarships have the potential to transform the lives and ambitions of the recipients.
Professor Ian O’Connor
Vice Chancellor and President
The scholarships offer an unprecedented opportunity to not only study at a leading University but to be part of the delivery of the biggest event Australia will stage in more than a decade.
This is an exciting opportunity for Griffith University to leverage from its partnership with GC2018 and in doing so to engage with communities across the Commonwealth sharing the Games message.
It is also a chance to enjoy a once-in-a-generation education experience like no other.
David Grevemberg CBE
Commonwealth Games Federation