Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship



Applications for Griffith and Australian Government Research Training scholarships are considered through a competitive, merit-based selection process, with scholarships awarded throughout the year.

 and research degree scholarships can cover tuition fees, overseas student health cover, living allowances paid as stipends and relocation allowances.

You can apply for a scholarship at any time and – if you are successful with your application

Griffith’s Scholarship Details:

  • Country: Australia
  • Donor : Australian Government
  • University : Griffith University
  • Fields of study: & PhD
  • Grant : tuition fees && healthcare
  • Duration: 3 years PhD , Master 2 years

Study areas

  • Architecture, construction and planning
  • Business and government
  • Criminology and law
  • Education
  • Engineering, IT and aviation
  • Humanities, languages and social science
  • Medicine, dentistry and health
  • Music and performing arts
  • Science and environment
  • Visual and creative arts


The GUIPRS is available to international applicants who are commencing or enrolled in a research program (for which RTP support is available). A GUIPRS will not be awarded to a candidate who is in receipt of an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth Government designed to offset research program tuition fees. Applicants should refer to current GUIPRS conditions of award (PDF, 173k) for further details.


The GUIPRS is a full fee paying scholarship and matches the value of the fees charged by the enrolment Element.

The GUIPRS may be held for up to two years for a research masters program and up to three years for a doctoral program. A six month extension may be granted to doctoral candidates in certain circumstances.

Conditions of award

GUIPRS conditions of award (PDF, 173k)

Ranking Process

Applications for research scholarships as part of the Continuous Scholarship Round at Griffith University are firstly processed within the Griffith Graduate Research School. It is at this point that applications are initially reviewed for eligibility for entry into Griffith PhD and research programs.

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Following this initial review, applications are then forwarded to the appropriate schools, departments or research centres for academic staff to assess applications for both entry into Griffith PhD and research programs, and for consideration for a scholarship. All applications are then assessed by the Dean (Research) of the relevant Group and the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School, to arrive at an outcome against the selection criteria.

Applications that are recognized as meeting the selection criteria requirements for scholarship consideration are then assessed and ranked in an order of merit, in the proposed host school, department, research center, and academic group. The order of merit is based on the Higher Degree Research Scholarship Policy and takes into consideration:

  • Academic merit, with emphasis on the results attained in the qualification with the substantial research component but also taking into account the grades of any other eligible qualification, as applicable
  • The international standing of the institution at which the qualification with the substantial research component was completed.
  • Research background, including the quality of the eligible research outputs included as evidence in an application, as well as the applicant’s contribution to these outputs; and the level and duration of sustained research experience and evidence of how the research activity undertaken bears upon and enhances the applicant’s research capacity, with regard to the proposed research
  • The compatibility/fit of the proposed research with university/academic group research priorities, and
  • The compatibility/fit between the applicant, research environment, and supervision.

The University’s Higher Degree Research Scholarship Ranking Committee meets to establish a university-wide Order of Merit List. Through this process, scholarships are awarded to the highest ranking applicants in this university-wide Order of Merit.

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Key Dates

Continuous Scholarship Round

Scholarship deadline for Intake 1, 2022, is 28 September , with offer letters issued in December 2021.

If you are applying to commence at any other time, you should submit your application approximately four months before your preferred intake date to allow time for assessment and your offer letter to be issued and accepted ahead of your planned commencement.

Applicants from Griffith University and other Australian institutions are encouraged to submit their application prior to completion of their current degree as conditional offers can be issued.


2021Intake 3: 12 July 2021Intake 4: 11 October 2021

Programs with coursework commence Trimester 2, 19 July 2021.2022Intake 1: 28 February 2022Intake 2: 26 April 2022

Programs with coursework commence Trimester 1, 14 March 2022.

Refer to the Degree finder website for specific intake dates currently available for your program.

How to apply

New applicants must follow the process for submitting an online application for a higher degree by research program, which also includes a section for scholarship application. You can access the online application here.

Current research candidates are required to follow a different process for submitting a scholarship application. Details can be found here.

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

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