How to apply for admissions & scholarships to study in Australia: Undergraduate & Postgraduate coursework applicant guide

How to apply for undergraduate, and postgraduate coursework programs and secure a scholarship to study in Australia Applying for undergraduate or postgraduate programs and scholarships to study in Australia is a much easier process than applying for research degree programs and scholarships . Research degree scholarships and admissions entry requirements are more complex and very competitive. The application process for an undergraduate or postgraduate work degree program is not that complex as these are not both research degrees.  In general, the whole application process can be done online (you can equally download the forms) or via approved University agents in your home country. This is however limited by geographic location. Some countries can only apply via agents. This information is all found on the University websites, including the registered or approved agents.  Generally, to apply for both admissions and scholarships, you wil

Australian Government Research Training Program scholarships(RTPS)-Griffith University

                                Australian Government Research Training Program

Griffith University scholarship for international students 2020 2021

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship provides a living allowance of AUD $28,092 (2020 rate, indexed annually) per annum; paid as a fortnightly stipend. Relocation, sick leave and maternity leave provisions also apply.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for award of an Australian Government RTP Stipend Scholarship, applicants must be commencing or enrolled in a Higher Degree Research program (for which RTP support is available) at Griffith University. Applicants must not be receiving income from another source to support their general living costs that provides a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP stipend. Income unrelated to the candidate’s research program, or income received for the candidate’s research program but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs, is not to be taken into account. Applicants should refer to the RTP Stipend Conditions of Award

How to apply for this scholarship

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. Please note, unless the scholarship round is officially open, your online application will only be assessed for candidature. Current research candidates or applicants with a current offer (not yet commenced) 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.

Scholarship Closing date 

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

Ranking Process

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

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 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 recognised 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 centre, 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Scholarship Conditions of Award

The Australian Government RTP Stipend Scholarship 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.

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Some Tips for successful scholarship application

When Applying for a scholarship ,you must keep in mind that ,this is not just about meeting the eligibility requirement .There are many other things you must consider. Find out below some of the things you need to know on how to successfully apply for a scholarships

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