About the Adelaide Graduate Centre

The Adelaide Graduate Centre (Graduate Centre) is responsible for the management and administration of research education at the University of Adelaide.

The Graduate Centre operates under the leadership of the Dean of Graduate Studies, who also convenes the Research Education and Development Committee (REDC), which is in charge of research higher degree policy development, and has legal responsibility for the award of the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Masters by research.

During the course of your candidature you are likely to get to know the Graduate Centre very well. It is the first area to contact whenever you have a question about your research program, candidature or scholarship. The Graduate Centre is also the starting point for prospective research students, providing information about the process of admission and scholarship application and enrolment.

The Graduate Centre is organised in such a way as to provide domestic and international higher degree by research (HDR) candidates with ease of access to information and services throughout the lifecycle of their program of study. This includes:

  • Admission to HDR programs - Domestic and International applicants
  • Postgraduate Research Scholarships - Domestic and International applicants
  • Enrolment
  • Candidature
  • Career and Research Skills Training
  • Thesis examination