Higher Degree Research
The University of New England recognises the significant contribution that Higher Degree Research students and their supervisors make in ensuring and maintaining a vibrant academic, research-led community and aims to achieve a high standard of excellence in learning, research and supervision.
Visit the Prospective Students page for information about:
- Selecting your HDR Course;
- Targeted Research Areas;
- How to Apply for Candidature, including links to the Candidature/Scholarship Application Forms;
- Scholarships for Higher Degree Research students; and
- Who to contact within Research Services.
Students already enrolled in an Higher Degree Research degree, can visit the Current Students page for information about:
- Confirmation of Candidature
The HDR Progress Report
- Variations to Candidature
Thesis Submission and Examination
Postgraduate Research Scholarships
The University offers a wide variety of Scholarships to support HDR students. Details on the specific available scholarships, for domestic and international students, can be found on the HDR Scholarships webpage.
The Research Training Scheme (RTS)
Find out more about about the RTS that provides funding to universities to support the training of research students, including funding for fee-exempt places for HDR students.
Information for academic supervisors
Current and future supervisors, can visit the Supervisor's page for information about the following:
Register of Supervisors
- HDR Progress Report
Professional Development Workshops for supervisors of higher degree research students
- Resources available to your HDR students.
Research Services administers all matters related to Higher Degree Research and provides a range of services to assist both supervisors and students. Information and advice can be sought on candidature, supervision, publication, intellectual property, ethics, grants, examination, graduation and scholarships for Higher Degree Research Students.
Resoures for international students:
The University is a member of the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI). This provides a reduced rate for students of the University to participate in various programs and courses on offer through ACSPRI. Current students are encouraged to check the ACSPRI website for current course offerings.
HDR Committee of the Academic Board
The Academic Board Higher Degree Research Committee is responsible for all matters relating to postgraduate research candidature and degrees. This Committee meets monthly to consider matters such as admission to degrees, candidature management, appointment of examiners, thesis examination and degree completion and graduation. Research Services provides support services to the HDR Committee.