Higher Research Degrees Application Process

Applications for Higher Research Degree study, which includes the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Education (EdD),  Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD),  Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) and Masters of Philosophy (MPhil), can be received at any time and you can begin your study as soon as your enrolment has been confirmed.

When you apply to undertake a Higher Research Degree, your application will be assessed to check that you meet the admission criteria for Higher Research Degree study as well as meeting the specific entry criteria for the qualification in which you wish to enrol.

Find out how to accept your higher research degrees offer and pay your tuition fees at Higher Research Degrees Enrolment and Payment of Fees.

Select either the domestic or international application process depending on what type of student you are.

English language proficiency

Candidates for whom English is a second language will normally be obliged to satisfy the minimum English language proficiency requirements.

All relevant qualifications gained overseas that are used to determine eligibility for enrolment in the degree, will need to be translated and authenticated in English by an approved agent, such as a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or solicitor.


Information is available regarding tuition fees and costs for domestic students and international students.


For further information on submitting your application email:

To find out more about an area of research and for supervision, visit Faculty/School websites or scan our Staff Profiles.