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 (RTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship 2023 Griffith University

Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship(RTPs)

About the position:

Griffith University Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship 

Multiple MSc and PhD scholarship positions are available across any research field of interest at Griffith University through the Griffith University Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP International Fee Offset Scholarships are prestigious Australian government awards to support eligible international students to undertake a research degree in a host Australian University. The RTP International Fee Offset Scholarships programs are offered during Griffith's Continuous Scholarship Round

These competitive scholarships are open to attract international students with strong research interest potential. The RTP International Fee Offset Scholarships cover the recipient's full tuition for up 3 years for a PhD and 2 for MSc. Other benefits include stipend support,  Overseas Student Health Cover for the applicant and any dependant(s) for the duration of the scholarship.

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

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
Scholarship applications are accepted all year round. Applicants must however apply four months earlier before the start of the University Intake date to be considered for that scholarship round. or commence the next intake date. See various intake dates/ deadlines below
  • Intake 1: 28 February 2023
  • Intake 2: 26 April 2023
  • Intake 3:  10 July 2023
  • Intake 4: 09 October 2023

Eligibility criteria for the (RTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship 

To be considered eligible for the (RTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship at Griffith University, the applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be an international student
  2. be commencing or enrolled in an HDR(Higher Degree by Research) program (for which RTP support is available) at Griffith University
  3. An Australian Government RTP International Fee Offset Scholarship will not be awarded to a candidate who is in receipt of an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth Government designed to offset HDR program tuition fees

Selection criteria

 The successful recipients of the (RTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship are ranked and selected based on the consideration of the following 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.
Also check this list of top 15 Fully funded PhD scholarships to apply for in 2023 to study in Australia

How to apply for RTP International Fee Offset Scholarships

Griffith University has a unique process to follow to submit an application for a research degree program(MSc/PhD). 
Applicants enrolling for the first time at Griffith University must follow the process for submitting an online application for a research program, which also includes a section for scholarship application.

As a simple tip, the process to apply for this scholarship does go:
  1. Identify the degree program of interest to study at Griffith University
  2. Make sure you meet the entry requirement for the degree program
  3. Select this scholarship in the scholarship section
  4. Develop a research topic/ research proposal
  5. Contact potential supervisor to discuss interest, secure his supervision and 
  6. Submit your application 
Visit Griffith University's Academic Staff page at  to search for a potential supervisor. If you can't find a potential supervisor, the University Graduate Research School team encourages students to get in touch for assistance.

Browse Griffith University Degree programs at, to search for a degree program and their minimum entry requirements for admissions

You can find other graduate school studies application tips at the end of the post

Who to contact

For any inquiry on these scholarships, including on how to apply, the process, or struggles with searching for potential supervisors contact Griffith University Graduate Research School  for assistance via:
  • University Graduate Research school
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 1800 073 875 (domestic toll-free) or +61 7 3735 6425 (international)
For further details on the RTP International Fee Offset Scholarship visit the University Website

Also apply for the Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships,2023, multiple funded MSc and PhD positions.

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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 of studying abroad must be aware of especially when applying for research degree programs abroad. 
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