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. 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 master by research 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 master candidate or a scholarship holder, look for the headings ‘International students’, ‘Master 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 precedent.
The Adelaide Graduate Centre maintains a list of all the forms that you are likely to need prior to and during candidature (e.g. leave of absence, change of attendance status, notification of intention to submit). 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.
All the forms you will need are organised by candidature stages and topics to allow you to easily find the ones that are relevant to your current stage of candidature.