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Certified copies for HDR Program Applications

Applicants with academic qualifications from universities outside of Australia must provide Certified Copies of their official transcripts and completions certificate, as described below.

Applicants with English Language Proficiency requirements must provide Certified Copies of evidence, as described below.

Certified Copes for HDR Program Applications

Applicants with academic qualifications from universities outside of Australia must provide Certified Copies of their officials transcripts and completions certificates, as described below.

Applicants with English Language Proficiency requirements must provide Certificate Copies of evidence, as described below.

What is a Certified Copy?

This means they are signed and stamped by a witnessing or government authority, or an approved USC Representative if you apply via a representative, stating they are true copies of the originals.

  • The authorised person will sight the original and any photocopies to ensure both are identical;
  • The authorised person will then write on, or stamp the copy stating they are true copies of the originals;
  • The authorised person will also write their name, signature, qualification, date of signing and business stamp

Important notes:

  • If the document is more than one page, all pages must be certified
  • Certified copies must include original signatures and stamps. Faxed, scanned or emailed copies are not acceptable for this purpose
  • Include official translations of any papers that are not in English, as well as the original language documents. Translations must be made by a recognised translation service or government authority and include their official seal or stamp
Which supporting documents do I need to also provide as Certified Copies when applying for a HDR Program?
  • Your official statement of final results (official academic transcript) in all subjects attempted (examination slips or term report cards are not acceptable), and if you have completed the program to include your graduation/ award certificate
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency (see USC's English Language Requirement webpage for ways to show ELP)
Where do I send Certified Copies when applying for a HDR program?

By post:

Graduate Research School- ML26

University of the Sunshine Coast

Locked Bag 4

Maroochydore BC

Queensland 4558

Australia

By courier or registered post:

Graduate Research School- ML26

University of the Sunshine Coast

Loading Dock

90 Sippy Downs Drive

Sippy Downs

Queensland 4556

Australia

In person:

University of the Sunshine Coast

Sippy Downs campus

Innovation Centre- Ground floor

Graduate Research School

What happens if I do not supply Certified Copies when applying for a HDR Program?

HDR Applicants who do not supply Certified Copies of required supporting documents will not qualify to receive an Offer of Admission