How To Apply
Steps to Follow to Apply for a Research Degree
- Contact Faculty Representatives
- Complete the Application Form
- Attach Supporting Documentation
- Submit Application
- Closing Dates
- What Happens Next?
Before you submit your application, we recommend you make contact with potential supervisors, by visiting the Discipline pages or contacting one of the Faculty Representatives below. The representative will then put you in contact with supervisors who have the expertise to supervise you, depending on your desired research topic.
Please select a representative from the list below based on your desired research topic (e.g. if your research topic relates to Psychology you would contact the Health Faculty Representative).
Dr Eleni Petraki
|ANZSIG||Research on policy, management and delivery, and law and justice themes.||
Professor David Marsh
(02) 6201 5526
Accounting, Banking and Finance;
|You do not need to make contact with potential supervisors. Submit your completed application and the Faculty will source supervisors.|
Professor George Cho
(02) 6201 5650
Nursing and Midwifery;
Dr Vikki Knott
(02) 6201 2157
Professor George Cho
(02) 6201 5650
Social, Economic and Business Microdata and Microsimulation Modelling.
Professor Laurie Brown
Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research Network
Please see Murray-Darling CRN Recruitment
Complete the Research Degree Admission Application Form
For all Faculty of Business, Government and Law applicants, please read the additional entry requirements found here before completing your application.
For all Faculty of Education applicants, please read the additional entry requirements found here before completing your application.
You must complete all sections to avoid delays in processing.
Please ensure all supporting documentation is submitted, and that documents are certified. Use the checklist at the back of the application form to ensure you have completed all sections and attached all relevant documentations.
Please ensure you submit:
- A completed Research Degree Admission Application Form (above)
- Your transcripts (including the key to transcript results) and testamurs. Please provide both original language and english translation (from a certified translator).
- A research proposal (no more than 2 pages)
- 2 referees reports (PDF) or (Word)
- Your resume/CV
- 2 names of potential supervisors
- Proof of English Language Proficiency (e.g. proof of tertiary study in English, Academic IELTS (requirement of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band) or TOEFL score)
If you are also applying for a Scholarship (PhD Applicants Only) please ensure you submit:
- Application for Research Degree Scholarship Form (PDF) (Word)
- Research Scholarship Publication or Other Research Output Details Form (PDF) (Word)
- Scholarship Applicant Relevant Research or Professional Experience Form (PDF) (Word)
Please note: Please submit all documents as single sided to assist in the timely processing of your application.
Submit your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
Research Students' Office
University of Canberra ACT 2601
(p) (02) 6201 5199 (within Australia) or +61 2 6201 5199 (from outside Australia)
(f) +61 2 6201 5391
Doctor of Philosophy, Professional Doctorate and Master by Research*
- 31 May (for Research Semester 2 commencement)
- 31 October (for Research Semester 1 commencement)
*Faculty of Business, Government and Law
- 31 January (for Research Semester 2 commencement
- 31 July (for Research Semester 1 commencement)
Please see our Scholarships webpage for current closing dates
Professional Doctorate and Master by Research Candidature may apply throughout the year*(commencing study as per semester start date), however if you would like to apply for a scholarship your application must be submitted before 31 October.
Note: scholarships are only available for Semester 1 commencement.
Please allow upto 18 weeks for your offer letter , and organisation of flights and accomodation. The Australian diplomatic mission in your home country can give you current and detailed information on visa procedures. For further information and the location of the nearest Australian Embassy / Consulate please visit www.diac.gov.au
What Happens Next?
- Acknowledgment - When your application is received, an email will be sent to you or your agent.
- Assessment of Application - The assessment process is thorough, therefore applications may take up to eight week to process. If you are applying for a University of Canberra scholarship, processing time may be significantly longer. Delays will also occur during the December/January break or if the faculty needs to undertake a more detailed assessment.
Incomplete applications and those requiring further clarification will also take longer. To ensure timely processing, please follow the application form instructions carefully.
If you are applying for an external scholarship or sponsorship please be aware that you may need an offer letter to be used from the University BEFORE you can submit your application to the external funding body. Please keep this in mind when applying to the University so as to allow sufficient time for the processing of your application.
- Offer Letter - If you meet all admission reuirements, you will be issued with an offer letter. If you do not meet all requirements you may be offered a conditional offer. The conditions will be outlined in the contitional offer letter.
- Accepting your offer - domestic applicants must complete the Acceptance Advice Form and return it via email, fax or mail.
International applicants must pay fees, complete the Acceptance Advice Form and return it via email, fax or mail.
Your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) will be processed once payment receipt and acceptance advice have been received.
Please ensure that you have Overseas Helath Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your studies. Information on how to organise OSHC will be avialable on your offer letter.
- Enrolment - you are required to enrol in a unit/s every semester. If you fail to enrol before Census date each semester, you will be discontinued (and will need to reapply to gain admission into your degree).