Doctor of Philosophy

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 to 4 years full-time
3 to 8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Offered in

Research Intakes 2, 3 and 4

Next start date

  • 23 Apr, 2018 for candidature
  • 02 Jul, 2018 including scholarships (more)

Applications close

Monday, 26 February 2018

Next scholarship round closes

Monday, 16 April 2018

Why choose this program?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is Griffith's premier research training degree. The PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis prepared under supervision that makes an original, significant and extensive contribution to knowledge and understanding in the relevant field of study, as judged by independent experts applying accepted contemporary international standards. This program can be undertaken in schools and research centres.

Additional fee information

Domestic research candidates

Domestic candidates who are admitted to this Higher Degree Research (HDR) program are exempt from tuition fees. Candidates will be provided a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset supplemented by tuition fee support from Griffith University.