Future Students

The Graduate Research School is celebrated for its research intensity involving more than 400 Doctoral and Masters students, who are strongly linked to industry and supported by the University. Research students are active in all disciplinary areas of the Schools encompassing Environmental and Rural Science; Science and Technology; Business and Law. Our research students work with recognised experts, while building networks with their mentors and peers that will stay with them for life.


You can enrol as a higher degree research student at the master and doctoral levels. You will have the necessary support with research training, knowledge transfer, and innovation. We allocate experienced research supervisors to each student to maximise the research training experience, culminating in a high level of original research outputs that contribute to the various discipline areas.

The Graduate Research School offers degrees in the following areas:

Finding A Supervisor

As a first step you should determine your preferred field of study.  We encourage prospective research students to explore our research prospectus to learn more about our supervisors and their research interests.

After exploring the opportunities for study in a particular area, you are encouraged to complete an Expression of Interest for Higher Degree Research Students form for your chosen discipline area and return it to the email address provided on the form. The submitted EOI form will be forwarded to suitable academic staff who will contact you discuss your interest in postgraduate research.

Links to the Expression of Interest forms are below:

Applying For Admission

Once a suitable supervisor and research topic area is determined you are encouraged to apply through the UNE HDR website.


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.