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

Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships 2023(Fully funded MSc/PhD positions)

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About the position

 Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2023

Applications are currently accepted for the  Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship(GUPRS) 2023. The GUPRS scholarships are open for eligible international students to undertake Masters or PhD research degree programs in any field of choice across the University.

The GUPRS scholarships cover full tuition fees for PhD research applicants for up to 3 years and Masters research for up to 2 years. Additionally, the scholarships provide Overseas Student Health Cover(OSHC) for the applicant and any dependant/s for the scholarship duration. See the scholarship overview below for other benefits

(Also check out this University President's Scholarships (UPS) 2023, 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 open in rounds, you can apply any time. However, applicants are encouraged to submit applications before the deadline of the various intake date for the University. At least four months earlier. However, if successful with your scholarship application, and miss the preferred intake date, you are allowed to defer to commence the next intake date. See Griffith University intake dates for 2022 below. The current deadline for the next intake is July 10 and 09 October 2023.
  • Intake 1: 28 February 2023
  • Intake 2: 26 April 2023
  • Intake 3:  10 July 2023
  • Intake 4: 09 October 2023

Eligibility Criteria for GUPRS

To be eligible for the Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2022,  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

To be selected for these scholarships, applications are first reviewed for eligibility for entry into Griffith HDR programs(MSc/PhD). Next, the applications are forwarded to the appropriate school, departments etc for both assessments for eligibility into the specific degree program and the scholarship. The final outcome is done by the Dean of the relevant Group and the Dean of Griffith Graduate Research School.  The recipients are ranked and selected on the basis of:
  • 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 by now that Research Degree Program scholarship application for most degree programs in Australia requires you to secure a potential supervisor and then apply for the degree and scholarships. This is the case of this Griffith GUPRS. The scholarship is open to all fields of study, so select a course, find a potential supervisor to discuss your interest, get his approval for supervision and 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, 2023. Multiple fully funded MSc/PhD positions within any field of study

Pro-tips for research scholarship applications

The followings are some helpful links to browse through. They include tips and guides on how to successfully apply for research PhD scholarships and admissions to study in Australia. 
These are just some essential elements that any international student thinking to study abroad must be aware of especially when applying for research degree programs abroad. 
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