How to Apply/Enrol
Step 1: Determine Your Research Topic
You are encouraged, as a first step, to determine your preferred field of study, and find the Academic School that will best meet your requirements. You can do this by browsing the list of Schools and Research Centres.
You should discuss your proposed research with either the Head of School or Prospective Supervisor.
These staff can provide you with assistance concerning your choice of topic and advise you on the preparation of your research proposal.
Step 2: Find An Academic School
Find an Academic School
You need to identify potential supervisors by visiting the staff pages of each School and identify a supervisor who matches your area of research interest, or by browsing the list of Schools:
- School of Arts
- School of Behavioural, Cognitive, and Social Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Environmental and Rural Science
- School of Health
- School of Humanities
- School of Law
- School of Rural Medicine
- School of Science and Technology
- UNE Business School
You may contact a potential supervisor to discuss your project prior to applying for admission.
You may also wish to browse the many research degree courses and units available.
Step 3: Find A Prospective Supervisor
To contact a prospective supervisor, please visit the 'find an expert' page.
Step 4: Submit A Candidature Application
Please download the appropriate guidelines and forms.
Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) Application and Guidelines
(Note: the Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) is different to the Doctor of Philosophy)
Applying for a Scholarship
UNE offers a number of different competitive scholarship schemes for postgraduate research students. To find out more about these scholarships, or to apply for a scholarship please visit our Scholarships page or contact Research Services.
Step 5: Receive Your Candidature Outcome
Whether you are successful or unsuccessful in gaining Candidature admission, you will be notified.
The application turn around time can take up to 4-6 weeks, if you have not been notified before this time, please contact Research Services to enquiry about your application status.
Step 6: Enrol In Your HDR Course
To accept your Offer of Admission, all students need to complete and return to Research Services, the HDR Enrolment Form found on the HDR Forms and Policies Page
All International Students will need to refer to their International Offer Guide sent to them with their Offer of Admission, for any mandatory International forms.
For further information, please contact the International Office.
Step 7: Fee Information
All International Students will need to refer to the International Course Fees.
International Students - Temporary Residents Program: Dependant children of international students residing in New South Wales and holding a current student visa and enrolled in a Post Graduate Doctorate in NSW institutions (excludes King Abdullah Scholarship holders) are exempt from the 2010 Education Fee structure. Further information is available from the Department of Education.
All Domestic Students' tuition fees are covered by the Research Training Scheme (RTS). However, if you are an On Campus student, you will still be invoiced the Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). This is not covered by the RTS.
For more information, please visit the Contact Us page