Higher degree by research
Follow our steps for applying for a higher degree by research degree at Curtin University.
As a prospective student, the first step in the application process is to ensure that your research interests align with ours. 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.
- Centre of Aboriginal Studies
- Curtin Business School
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
Check that you have the qualifications required for entry.
Think about how you will support yourself during your studies.
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.
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.
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.