Admission and/or Scholarship Application Process
Whether you are an international or domestic applicant, the application process is straight forward.
Follow the process to ensure you ask the right questions and make appropriate decisions in your preparation for application to a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program.
Choose an Institution
Your choice of institution will impact your experience as a research student.
The University of Adelaide is one of the most research-intensive universities in Australia. We have an outstanding record of basic research thorugh to commercial outcomes, and continue to produce real results at home and overseas.
Find out more about Our Research.
Decide on a Program of Study
Overview of Programs
Programs include Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate, and Master of Philosophy.
It is recommended that you read through the basic requirements and expectations of each program so you can choose the most appropriate program of study according to your academic standing, prior training and experience, personal circumstances and commitments. Learn more
Check the Entry Requirements
The admission requirements for Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) are set out in the relevant set of academic program rules, as published in the University's calendar. An overview of these entry requirements is provided in the Research Student Handbook.
Identify an Area of Research and Supervisors
Your academic credentials will determine your eligibility for Higher Degree by Research, however the alignment of your interests with an area of research at the University and the work of potential supervisors, as well as their capacity to accept you as a student in that area will impact on the outcome of your application. Learn more
Faculty Research Information
It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the research conducted within the Faculty, School and Discipline in which you intend to conduct your investigative work. This will help you identify research projects and supervisors in your chosen field.
Contact the Postgraduate Coordinators
The postgraduate coordinator within the School or Discipline can direct you to projects which may be available and point you to supervisors conducting work in your chosen field of study.
Submit an Application
Admission to a HDR program is open throughout the year, however, scholarship applications are only made available within the Domestic or International Scholarship Application Rounds.
Note. The Adelaide Graduate Centre will contact you once an outcome is reached.
If you run into difficulties whilst submitting your application please contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre for further advice.
Accepting the Offer
A hard copy of your offer letter will be posted to you.
A copy of your offer letter will be emailed to you.
Finalise Your Enrolment
A hard copy of your enrolment form will be posted to you.
Please ensure that ALL the required information on the enrolment form is completed. Some sections will need to be completed and signed by you, other sections must be completed by your School or Discipline.