Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 and the application procedure

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Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships(Fully funded MSc/PhD positions)

scholarships in Australia

About the position

 Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2024

Applications are currently being accepted for the Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS). These scholarships are open to eligible international students who wish to undertake a research degree program in any field of their choice at the University. 

The GUPRS scholarships cover full tuition fees for up to 2 years for Master research and up to 3 years for PhD research. Additionally, the scholarships provide Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the applicant and any dependants for the duration of the scholarship. For more information on other benefits, please refer to the scholarship overview.

(Also check out this University President's Scholarships (UPS) 2024, University of South Australia, fully funded MSc/PhD scholarship positions)

Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship type: Full tuition fee cover
  • Health supports:  Overseas Student Health Cover for the applicant and any dependant
  • Degree Program: MSc/PhD
  • Available in:   Any field of choice
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Location: Griffith University 
  • Citizen type: International students, domestic students, New Zealand Citizens
  • Award Duration: up to 3 years for PhD and 2 for MSc
  • Application Deadlines:  Continuous Scholarship Round
The scholarships are available in multiple rounds, and you can submit your application at any time. However, it is recommended to apply before the deadline of the preferred intake date, which is at least four months prior to the commencement of the University's various intake dates. In case you are successful with your scholarship application but miss the preferred intake date, you can defer your commencement until the next intake date. For more information, please refer to the Griffith University intake dates for 2024 mentioned below.
  • Intake 1: 26 February 2024
  • Intake 2: 22April 2024
  • Intake 3:  08 July 2024
  • Intake 4: 14 October 2024

Eligibility Criteria for GUPRS

To be eligible for the Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2024,  applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be an international applicant 
  2. Must be commencing or enrolled in a research program (for which GUPRS support is available)
  3. Applicant must not  be in receipt of an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth Government designed to offset research program tuition fees

You can also use the Griffith Graduate Research School application checklist (PDF, 170k) to check what supporting documentation  you will need to provide when lodging your application

Selection criteria

In order to be considered for these scholarships, the first step is to review the applications for eligibility to enter into Griffith HDR programs (MSc/PhD). Once the eligibility is confirmed, the applications are forwarded to the relevant school or department for further assessment to determine eligibility for the specific degree program and the scholarship. The final decision is made by the Dean of the relevant Group and the Dean of Griffith Graduate Research School. The recipients are then ranked and selected based on specific criteria.
  • academic merit, 
  • research potential and
  • the quality of the research training environment in which the research project will be undertaken, taking into account the University’s strategic priorities.

How to apply for GUPRS

Applications to study at Griffith University are done online via the University higher degree by research program application portal

To apply for the Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, 
  • applicants must submit an online application for a higher degree by research program(MSc/PhD, which also includes a section for scholarship application. 
See further details here on how to apply for a research program at Griffith

Who to contact

For further information on this scholarship including help with the application please contact the Griffith University Graduate Research School via:
  • University Graduate Research School
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 1800 073 875 (domestic toll-free) or +61 7 3735 6425 (international)
For further details on this opportunity visit the University's Website

If you have been following us on this platform, you should know that to apply for the Research Degree Program scholarship for most degree programs in Australia, you need to find a potential supervisor who can approve your supervision and then apply for your degree and scholarship online. The Griffith GUPRS scholarship is open to all fields of study. To apply, select a course, find a potential supervisor to discuss your interest, get their approval for supervision, and then submit your application online.

If you are struggling with finding a supervisor, Griffith University encourages applicants to get in touch with the  Graduate Research School, and they will put you in touch with an HDR convenor. 
Here is a link to Griffith University supervisor portals

Find a degree program to study at Griffith University at Make sure to check the entry requirements

See some helpful tips at the end of this post if you are new to this platform,   especially on how to contact potential supervisors when seeking studentship positions

(Equally check Australian Government Research Training Program scholarships at the University of South Australia. Multiple fully funded MSc/PhD positions within any field of study)

Browse more fully funded Masters and PhD scholarships in Australia. 

Find other  helpful details and guides on research degree admissions and scholarships in Australia below

Pro-tips for research scholarship applications

Below are some useful links to check out if you're interested in applying for research PhD scholarships and admissions to study in Australia. These resources provide tips and guidance on how to successfully navigate the application process. It's important for any international student considering studying abroad to be aware of these essential elements, particularly when applying for research degree programs overseas. The information covers the following:

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