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Applicants who hold a current offer for a research program at Griffith University, but who have not yet commenced the program, may apply for scholarship by submitting the following, via email, to the Griffith Graduate Research School at hdr-scholarship@griffith.edu.au:

  1. an offered not yet commenced student scholarship application form
  2. a covering letter
  3. updated research outline and completion plan
  4. copies of publications/evidence of research output (achieved since original application)
  5. an updated CV

Please note that, in accordance with section 6.3.8 of the Higher Degree Research Scholarship Policy, applicants may only apply a maximum of two times in a five year period for consideration in the scholarship ranking and selection process.

As such, if you have recently been unsuccessful in applying for a higher degree by research scholarship at Griffith, we would encourage you to give careful consideration as to whether the content and quality of your application has changed significantly since your previous attempt. For example, have you achieved additional research outputs or experience since your last application?

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology should complete the Clinical Psychology Referee Report in place of the Academic Referee Report.

Griffith HDR candidates within the first 12 months (equivalent full-time) of candidature, may apply for scholarship in the annual scholarship round by submitting the following:

  1. current candidate scholarship application form (available via myGriffith / My Research / My Candidate Centre)
  2. a referee report (PDF 44k) from your current supervisor
  3. a covering letter
  4. updated research outline and completion plan
  5. copies of any publications/evidence of research output (achieved since original application)
  6. an updated CV


to the Griffith Graduate Research School via myGriffith / My Research / My Candidate Centre.

Applicants may only apply a maximum of two times in a five year period for consideration in the scholarship ranking and selection process.

For information on scholarship round opening and closing dates see Key Dates.

If you are a new international applicant applying though an agent, Griffith will only accept applications for admission from an official Griffith recruitment agent. The agents in this list have contracts with Griffith and will offer professional and reliable advice to applicants about studying at Griffith.

Griffith does not accept applications from any agent who is not currently an approved registered agent with the University.

For HDR candidates who are confirmed and in the second year (equivalent full-time) of their candidature, a limited number of merit-based scholarships are available via the Continuing Student Scholarship Scheme.