Higher degree by research

Follow our steps for applying for a higher degree by research degree at Curtin University.

Step 1: check your research interests align with Curtin’s

You can do this by looking at the web pages for the research area you’re interested in. Start by looking at our research institutes or go directly to your chosen research area.

Step 2: check you have the qualifications required

View our entry requirements.

Step 3: consider how you’ll support yourself during your studies

If you are an International student, you might like to review the indicative published fees for the year. Information on visa requirements can be found on our International Future Students website.

If you are a domestic* student your eligibility for an RTP Fee Offset Scholarship will automatically be assessed at the point of application to a HDR course. There is no separate application process. For more information please visit the RTP Scholarship Policy website.

* Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents & New Zealand citizens.

** Information current as at 20 December 2016.

Step 4: find a supervisor

As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student, your supervisor will be the person you work with most closely and it’s a good idea to try and find the right person in advance. Our register of supervisors can help you identify the right academic. If you’re unsure of who to contact, then simply fill in the Expression of Interest Form and we will help to put you in touch with an appropriate supervisor.

Step 5: apply through our online portal

Application is through an online portal, which can be a bit daunting, so it is a good idea to read through the section on preparing your application before you start.

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