Higher degree by research

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

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

Step 2: Check you have the qualifications required

There are certain entry requirements you’ll need to meet to be considered as an eligible candidate.

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

If you’re 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’re 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.

Step 4: Find a supervisor

Our register of supervisors can help you identify the right academic to supervise your work. If you’re unsure of who to choose, 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

Read through our guidelines for preparing your application before proceeding to your chosen research course page on the Course FinderEnter the online application portal via the ‘Apply – find out how’ button.

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