Skip to content

Domestic Application Round

Admission and/or Scholarship applications for Domestic Higher Degree by Research (HDR) applicants.

Applying during the Major Round is the most effective way to maximise the chances of obtaining a scholarship as students will be considered for every available scholarship in the round for which they are eligible. Around 300 scholarships are offered as part of the Major Round each year, with a limited number offered during the Mid-Year Round.

There are other scholarships available beyond those offered in the Mid year and Major Rounds - These scholarships have specific application requirements and eligibility criteria which are available on the Postgraduate Research Scholarships website.

Continuous Round

Admission Only Applications

Open: All Year

  • No scholarship available
  • Application can be lodged at any time
  • Outcome letter generally sent between two to four weeks from the date of application - this may take longer immediately following the mid-year and major rounds.

Major Round

Admission and Scholarship OR Scholarship Only Applications

Open: 1 September - 31 October

  • Highest number of available scholarship opportunities.
  • Applicants must commence by 31 March of the following year to be eligible for scholarship.
  • The online application form is made available during the specified period only
  • Outcomes expected by mid December

Mid Year Round

Admission and Scholarship, OR Scholarship Only Applications

Open: 1 May - 16 June

  • Applicants must commence candidature between 1 July and 30 November of the year of application to be eligible for scholarship
  • Modest allocation of Scholarships available
  • Applicants of the previous Major Round are not eligible to apply
  • The online application form is made available during the specified period only
  • Outcomes expected by the end of July

Note. Any applications lodged outside the specified round dates will be considered under the Continuous Round.


Level 2, Schulz Building,
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


Telephone: +61 8 8313 5882
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 5725
Email HDR Admissions Team

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm