The content of this Handbook is intended to provide an introduction and a guide to studying for a higher degree by research at the University of Adelaide. It is hoped that supervisors, Postgraduate Coordinators and Heads of School will also find it a useful resource.
Some policies and procedures differ for domestic and international students, for Doctoral and Masters' students and for scholarship and non-scholarship holders; however, the majority of information is applicable to all research candidates.
If you are an international or a Masters candidate or a scholarship holder, look out for the headings, International students, Masters students, and Scholarship holders, after reading each main section of text. The information provided in these sections is specific to you and will normally supplement the general information provided in the preceding main section of text. In the event of any conflict, the specific information always takes precedence.
The Adelaide Graduate Centre maintains a list of all the forms that you are likely to need prior to and during candidature (e.g. applications for admission, leave of absence, change of attendance status). Given the number of forms that exist, and the frequency with which they are updated, it is recommended you access the latest version on the web in an easy to find online Forms listing.