Admissions to Research Programs Policy


This Policy sets out the University of Adelaide's approach to the selection of applicants for admission to research programs. It reflects the University's commitments to the highest academic standards, by only selecting applicants who are likely to succeed in the University's programs, and to social equity, by encouraging broad access by qualified students from diverse backgrounds. The Policy aims to ensure the integrity of the selection and admission processes, and that admission decisions are transparent, consistent and fair, whilst complying with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as community expectations.


The Provost may exercise some of the Vice-Chancellor's authorities in this policy - see D2024/647279.

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  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2021/3991
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
    Responsible policy officer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Researcher Education and Development) and Dean of Graduate Studies
    Endorsed by Academic Board on 3 August 2022
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 15 August 2022
    Effective from 17 August 2022
    Review Date 17 August 2025
    Contact for queries about the policy Director, Adelaide Graduate Research School

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