The Griffith Graduate Research School is here to help

As the dedicated point of contact for higher degree by research enquiries, GGRS provides academic oversight and administrative responsibility for all aspects of the HDR candidature lifecycle.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Griffith University is taking the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously and is concerned for all members of our University community. The University has convened a specialist team to manage our response to the virus. The group is monitoring the situation closely, following the advice of Queensland Health and the Federal Department of Health and planning for a range of scenarios should the virus impact directly on any of our campuses.

We recognise that disruptions in research activities are occurring for many researcher staff, HDR candidates and research partners. We have established a University Research Continuity Planning Committee to monitor the changing environment and provide supporting advice to our research community.

The Griffith Graduate Research School is still operating as usual and will work to address any questions or concerns that you may have. Our offices are closed so please send an email to in the first instance and a staff member will respond to your enquiry either by phone or email.

Please see the University's coronavirus website, which is being reviewed daily, for the latest information for students and staff on any impact on University operations.

For HDR candidate FAQs, please visit and click on researchers advice and support on the right hand side which will direct you to a series of FAQs.

HDR Orientation

The HDR Orientation program is a compulsory, two-part workshop series consisting of a welcome and induction workshop and a responsible research workshop along with an optional networking lunch. New candidates are required to attend both workshops within six months of commencement.

Request an official letter

Official letters can be used to confirm current enrolment, scholarship, thesis submission or completion details.

How to submit a thesis

Your guide to submitting your HDR thesis

Formatting your thesis

Find out more about what you need to include and how to structure your HDR thesis

Conducting research

Access information on key aspects of research practice including referencing, ethics and copyright.

Candidate support

Need assistance raising issues with supervision or managing other aspects of your HDR candidature? We've got you covered.

Scholarships for current candidates

We offer a number of scholarships to assist you during your candidature.

View scholarships

HDR candidature requirements information sheet

Griffith Graduate Research School

Contact GGRS for enquiries relating to HDR admission, candidature, scholarships, orientation or workshops.