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Admission dates

Our admission dates let you know when applications are open. If you are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) check the UAC admission dates as they may differ from ours.

Some courses have an early closing date due to the additional time required to assess applications. Check the Admissions tab on your course search to see if your course has an early application closing date.

Semester 2 2020
On time applications One month prior to the first day of Orientation Week
On time change of course applications close One month prior to the first day of Orientation Week
Orientation Week 27 July 2020
Classes commence 3 August 2020
Semester 1 2021
PG CSP coursesSunday 08 November 2020
On time applications One month prior to the first day of Orientation Week
On time change of course applications close One month prior to the first day of Orientation Week
Orientation Week 1 February 2021
Classes commence 8 February 2021

Note: While late applications will be considered, we recommend that you submit your application with all the required documents by the on time application date. This should ensure that there is sufficient time to assess your application allowing you to start on your preferred start date.

Semester 2 2020
On time applications 1 June of that current year  
On time change of course applications close 1 June of that current year
Orientation Week 27 July 2020
Classes commence 3 August 2020
Semester 1 2021
On time applications 1 December of the prior year
On time change of course applications close 1 December of the prior year
Orientation Week 1 February 2021
Classes commence 8 February 2021    

Note: While late applications will be considered, we recommend that you submit your application with all the required documents by the on time application date. This should ensure that there is sufficient time to assess your application allowing you to start on your preferred start date. In all cases please also make sure that you allow sufficient time for the lodgement and processing of your visa application by the Department of Home Affairs.

How to Apply

From 1 March 2021, applications for admission and/or RTP Stipend Scholarships for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate and Master by Research courses must be submitted online via the Higher Degrees by Research Application Portal. Paper-based applications for Higher Degree by Research courses will no longer be accepted, effective 11 February 2021.

Details on how to access the HDR Application Portal will be available in late February 2021.

Application Closing Dates

Applications for admission into HDR courses for Semester 2, 2021 will close on 31 May 2021 at 11.59pm AEST.  Applications received after 11.59pm AEST 31 May 2021 will be processed for admission for Semester 1, 2022 (unless a later start date is specified in the application).

Scholarship Closing Dates

If you are applying for an RTP Stipend Scholarship (as a new or current HDR candidate) you must submit your application via the HDR Application Portal by 11:59pm AEST, 30 April 2021.

For information on research scholarships, see Research Scholarships