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Research applications

Before you apply

Important to know

  • Scholarships are only available for semester 1 commencement.
  • Please allow up to 18 weeks to receive your Letter of Offer, organisation of flights and accommodation.
  • If you are an international student the Australian Diplomatic Mission in your home country can give you current and detailed information on visa procedures.
  • If you are an international student and you require information on the nearest Australian Embassy/Consulate please visit

Please ensure that you:

  • complete all sections of the following forms
  • submit all supporting documentation
  • have all documents certified.  

Submit the following:

  1. a completed Research Degree Application Form
  2. your transcripts - including the key to transcript results and testamurs. Provide both the original language and the English translation from a certified translator
  3. research proposal that is no more than 2 pages long
  4. 2 x Research Degree Referees
  5. your CV
  6. names of potential supervisors
  7. proof of English Language Proficiency, either proof of tertiary study in English or Academic IELTS or TOEFL score (if you are an international student).

Submit your application:

by email:

Research Admissions

by post:

Research Students' Office
Student Administration
University of Canberra, ACT, 2601

Research DegreeSemester 1 startSemester 1 start
Doctor of Philosophy31 October31 May
Professional Doctorate31 October31 May 
Master by Research31 October31 May


Faculty of Business, Government and Law
  • Semester 2 start - submit applications by 31 January 
  • Semester 1 start - submit applications by 31 July 
International Applicants

If you are an international student and you want to:

  • apply for a Professional Doctorate or Master by Research, you can do so throughout the year, to commence study at the start of the semester. 
  • apply for a scholarship, you need to submit applications before 31 October.