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Changing the Conditions of Your Candidature

By accepting an offer of admission to a higher degree by research, you are accepting the conditions of candidature prescribed in that offer.These include your attendance status (full-time or part-time), field of study, supervisors and your mode of attendance (internal or remote). To change the conditions of your candidature, you will need the permission of your principal supervisor, the head of school or postgraduate coordinator and the Adelaide Graduate Centre.

The existing details of your candidature are available for you to view on Access Adelaide under the 'Research candidature' menu item.

Autonomous Sanctions

International students with citizenship of a sanctioned country only

The Commonwealth of Australia's sanction laws implement United Nations Security Council (UNSC regimes and Australian autonomous sanction regimes. The University is required to abide by the sanctions as they apply to countries where there is prohibition on providing a 'sanctioned service'. In practical terms, this means that if you are a student with citizenship in any country with a prohibition on a 'sanctioned service', the University must ensure that any change of candidature you wish to make will not result in you undertaking research in a field or environment which could lead to a particular threat to, or breach of, international peace and security

In particular, the University must seek to:

  • Prevent students from countries with a prohibition on a 'sanctioned service' from undertaking research that could provide them with the skills, knowledge and experience to return to their home country and develop technology that is on the sanctioned list; and
  • prevent students from accessing facilities they are not entitled to as students from countries with a prohibition on a 'sanctioned service'.

Consequently, any change of candidature which would affect your research project or environment (e.g. change of program, school or research topic) is subject to the provisions of the Commonwealth of Australia's sanction laws.

Further information on sanctions is available from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) at:

Applying to change a condition of candidature

The application forms for any change to candidature that you may need to make are available on request from the Adelaide Graduate Centre or via the website. Completed forms should be lodged with the Adelaide Graduate Centre.


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