Become a research candidate

When you choose research, you choose to expand human knowledge. We're here to help foster your aspirations by providing access to leading industry partners, excellent facilities and global experts. Find out more about how to become a research candidate, and what your journey may look like.

Aspire to inspire


Your higher degree research is a chance to work with some of the world's leading researchers and make your own contribution to your field. Not only will you have the opportunity to grow your expertise, your research may also have a direct impact on communities and individuals worldwide.

Choose a degree

There are many ways to achieve your research goals. We offer masters by research programs and doctoral degrees, the highest qualification a university can offer. Search our research degrees to find one that works for you.

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How to apply

If you’re ready to make an impact, we’re ready to help you get there. Follow our step-by-step guide to applying for a higher degree research program and prepare to join our diverse community of world-leading researchers. 

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International candidates

International candidates

We welcome candidates from all around the world. You can complete your higher degree research in Australia, or apply for a joint doctoral degree with your home university.

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Research  Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships to assist higher degree research candidates. Scholarships are available to domestic and international candidates.

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Your research   journey

Ever wondered what's actually involved in completing a research degree? Understand the major milestones and what you can expect from beginning to end.

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Game, set, PhD

Danielle Gescheit is making an impact at Tennis Australia by combining her day-to-day work with her research into training loads and musculoskeletal function.

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Discover what support is available to assist with your research, including guidance on finding funding and managing a project.

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Research forms

Looking for a particular research related form? Browse our list of forms to find the document you're seeking.

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Contact us

Find who to talk to about higher degree research, as well as contacts within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

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Our experts

As a research candidate, you'll have the opportunity to work with and be supervised by experts in your field of research. 

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