How to Apply/Enrol
Before applying we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the course rules and entry requirements of our Higher Degree Research (HDR) courses located on the Course and Unit Catalogue page under Postgraduate Research.
The steps listed below should assist you with applying for a HDR course.
As a first step, you should determine your preferred field of study and create a Research Proposal.
Your Research Proposal should be a clear and concise outline of the objectives of your study and the means by which the goals will be achieved. The University looks for research proposals which demonstrate that the applicant has the capacity to translate the ideas into an appropriate research thesis, with potential outcomes appropriate to the level of study i.e. Masters Research or Doctoral.
Your proposal should be presented under headings that provide the following information:
- Proposed title of the study
- Summary of the proposed study
- Purpose of the proposed study
- Relevant background literature
- Research questions or hypotheses
- Definitions of key terms used in the proposal
- Research methodology
- Significance of the research
- Ethical considerations
- Timetable for the research
- Anticipated problems and limitations
- Resources required for the research
The detail under each of these headings would normally be developed in consultation with your potential supervisor or the HDR School contact of the relevant UNE School.
You can identify and contact potential supervisors by visiting the staff pages of each Faculty/School to discuss your Research interests prior to applying for admission or you can use the Find an Expert tool and search by Name, Research area or School.
- School of Environmental and Rural Science
- School of Law
- School of Science and Technology
- UNE Business School
Targeted Research Areas
Please make sure you download your candidature application to your computer before you start filling it in. Once you have completed your application you can submit your application via the AskUNE portal (located on the right-hand side menu) as a 'Future' or 'Current research Student'
Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation)
(Note: the Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) is a different course 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.
Whether you are successful or unsuccessful in gaining Candidature admission, you will be notified through the AskUNE portal.
The application turn around time can take up to 6 weeks, if you have not been notified before this time, please contact Research Services to enquire about your application status.
After you have received your offer of admission in to your higher degree research course, please complete the online HDR Enrolment Form.
All International Students will need to refer to their offer of admission for the official requirements to study at UNE.
For further information, please contact the International Office.
For more information, please contact HDR