2 to 4 years full-time
You can apply directly to Griffith University for entry into this program. To begin your application, add this program to your shortlist.
|Research intakes||Commencing||Applications close|
|Research Intake 4, 2022||Monday, 10 October 2022||
Monday, 15 August 2022.
|Research Intake 1, 2023||Monday, 27 February 2023||
Monday, 2 January 2023.
|Research Intake 2, 2023||Monday, 17 April 2023||
Monday, 20 February 2023.
|Research Intake 3, 2023||Monday, 10 July 2023||
Monday, 15 May 2023.
Check the eligibility requirements in the sections on this webpage.
An applicant for admission as a PhD candidate shall hold:
The following University policy will apply to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs:
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.
Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.
An International student is a person who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa. International students study on a fee-paying basis and they must pay the full cost of their education through tuition fees either directly or through a third party (sponsor, government etc). International students will require a student visa in order to study in Australia.
To prepare for completing your application online, you will need to:
More detail on each of the above preparation steps including what to feature in your Research Proposal or CV and how to find a supervisor are outlined on the Research Study - How to apply website.
Once you are ready to apply, you can add this program to your shortlist at the top of this page or apply for this program now (a maximum of three preferences is allowed).
Griffith will assess your first preference and will only assess subsequent preferences if you are not successful.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent an email about how to track your application.
For a full list of your incomplete or submitted applications, please view your application list.
Four research intakes are available for commencement throughout the year. Applications for admission close 8 weeks prior to the intake date. The application close date current shown is for the next available intake. You can refer to future intake dates here.
Applicants wishing to commence in Research Intake 1 should lodge their application prior to the closing date listed at the top of this page. Applicants applying to commence at any other time should submit their application at least four months before their preferred intake date. Refer to the Scholarship Key Dates for further information.
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.
All Higher Degree Research (HDR) applicants are expected to have reached an appropriate level of proficiency in English. International applicants must provide documentary evidence of their English Language Proficiency (ELP). Further, there may be occasions when a Head of Element or Dean feels it is appropriate to seek confirmation of ELP from applicants for whom there is no formal requirement to provide evidence of ELP (for example, Australian citizens or applicants with permanent resident status whose tertiary studies were not conducted in English or International applicants who have undertaken some studies in English). Full documentary evidence in support of English proficiency must be submitted with applications for candidature.
The minimum English Language proficiency requirements for applicants to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs are as follows:
English test results must be no more than two years old at the time of application.
Applicants should be aware that these test scores are the minimum scores required by Griffith University for most disciplinary areas and that some elements may require higher levels of proficiency.
An applicant may be exempted from the requirement to provide an ELP test score if the applicant's tertiary level studies were completed within the specified timeframe and in one of the countries listed in Schedule A: English Language Qualifications accepted by Griffith University for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Higher Degree Research Admission.
An applicant may also be exempted from the requirement to provide an ELP test score if the applicant has completed at least two years full-time work experience in an English speaking professional work environment or has successfully completed the Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) Direct Entry Program (DEP) in accordance with the requirements as specified in Schedule A: English Language Qualifications accepted by Griffith University for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Higher Degree Research Admission.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) is not available for Domestic students.