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How to Apply

The online HDR Application Portal is now live! Paper-based applications for Higher Degree by Research courses will no longer be accepted.

Applying online for a University of Canberra Higher Degree by Research course has four steps.

Step 1 – Click on the HDR Application Portal and create an account.

Step 2 – Check your eligibility to apply for a Higher Degree by Research using the Eligibility Calculator.

Step 3 – Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI). The Faculty will review and provide feedback to you. You may be invited by the Faculty to submit a full application (an EOI must be approved before you are invited by the Faculty to submit a full application).

Step 4 – If invited, log back into the HDR Application Portal and submit a full Application.

Questions about the HDR Application Portal?

Important Dates for Applications

To apply for admission, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) first. If your EOI is successful, you will be invited to submit a full application by the faculty.

Applications need to be submitted at least three months prior to the beginning of the semester you want to start in. If you submit your application after this date or miss the *offer acceptance deadline, you will be considered for the next semester.

Semester 1 2023 (commencing February)

DeadlineDate

Scholarship Applications Close

30 September 2022 (11.59pm AEST)

Expressions of Interest Close

1 October 2022 (11.59pm AEST)

HDR Admission Applications Close

31 October 2022 (11.59pm AEDT)

International Offer Acceptance Deadline*

17 January 2023 (11.59pm AEDT)

Domestic Offer Acceptance Deadline*

10 February 2023 (11.59pm AEDT)

Semester 2 2023 (commencing August)

DeadlineDate

Expressions of Interest Close

1 April 2023 (11.59pm AEDT)

Scholarship Applications Close

30 April 2023 (11.59pm AEST)

HDR Admission Applications Close

30 April 2023 (11.59pm AEST)

International Offer Acceptance Deadline*

14 July 2023 (11.59pm AEST)

Domestic Offer Acceptance Deadline*

4 August 2023 (11.59pm AEST)

For further information refer to Research Scholarships.

Contact us

The HDR Support Team is available to answer any queries from prospective HDR applicants and provide support to our HDR candidates and supervisors. The HDR Support team can be contacted in-person, telephone, email or MS Teams.

In-person

Our office counter is located in Building 1, Level B, Room 5. The HDR Support Team is available:

  • Mondays to Thursdays, 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Fridays by appointment only.

Telephone

You can contact us via telephone on 02 6206 8370 on Mondays to Thursdays, 10:00 am to 3:00pm.

Email

Prospective applicants can email us at: research.admissions@canberra.edu.au.

Current HDR candidates and supervisors can email us at: graduateresearch@canberra.edu.au

Virtual Drop-ins

If you have any questions or need advice, join one of the sessions below.

DateTime Meeting link
Wednesdays and Thursdays11:00am-12:00pm Click here to join the meeting