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Apply for Admission

Step 1: Get to know our Research Degree Courses

Step 2: Contact a Faculty Representative to find out more about supervision in your area of research

Step 3: Apply for Admission-Below

Step 4: Wait for a response

Complete the Research Degree Admission Application Form

You must complete all sections before submitting the:

  1. HDR Application for Admission/Scholarship - preferred format (PDF, 477.2 KB)
  2. HDR Application for Admission/Scholarship (RTF, 9397.07 KB)
  3. HDR Referee Report for Admission (RTF, 9100.36 KB)

Read more about the Research Proposal for your Application

Additional Requirements

Faculty of Business, Government and Law (BGL) applicants are required to submit a research proposal using the BGL research proposal template.

Supporting Documentation

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 HDR Application for Admission/Scholarship form (preferred format is pdf - see above)
  • Your transcripts - including the key to transcript results and testamurs. Provide both original language and English translation from a certified translator
  • A research proposal that is no more than 2 pages long
  • Two referees reports (RTF, 9100.36 KB)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two names of potential supervisors
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency, either proof of tertiary study in English or Academic IELTS or TOEFL score


The HDR Application for Admission/Scholarship is also used by applicants who wish to apply for a scholarship through the University. Applicants for scholarship should provide, in addition to the above required documents, the following:

Submit documents as single sided pages to assist in the processing of your application.

Submit Application

Email your completed application and supporting documentation to:

Or by post to:

HDR Support, Graduate Research
University of Canberra ACT 2601

International Applicants

Professional Doctorate, Master by Research and Doctor of Philosophy applicants 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 30 September.

Please allow up to 18 weeks to receive your Letter of Offer, organisation of flights and accommodation.

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 the Department of Home Affairs.