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HDR applicants


Domestic and International applicants

Step 1: Consider entry requirements

Review the admission requirements on the Why study this program tab of your chosen program.

Entry is highly competitive and depends on:

  • your academic background
  • the submission of a suitable research proposal
  • the availability of a registered supervisor
  • the availability of resources to support your proposed research topic
Step 2: Find a Supervisor

Use the Research Supervisor Search to find a potential supervisor in your area of research. You may nominate a supervisor on your application form regardless of whether you've been able to contact them prior to submitting your application.

Step 3: Develop a research proposal

You will need to develop a research proposal before submitting an application. Refer to the "Instructions for HDR Applicants" document provided below for guidance.

Step 4: Complete an application form

Please read the Instructions for HDR applicants before you download, save and complete the Application for admission HDR PGRS (PDF 175KB)*.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

Step 5: Submit completed application form

There are two steps to submit a complete application (please note incomplete applications cannot be processed):

You may apply at any time as entry dates to higher degrees by research are flexible. Only complete applications (including certified supporting documents) will be considered. Applications take approximately 6-8 weeks to be processed (longer during peak periods in May-June and October-November).

International students: Additional information is available on International students.


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