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Admissions

Before you apply

Go to Find a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervisor to find a potential Supervisor to discuss supervision and potential projects.

Download the flowchart Are you interested in Postgraduate Research? (PDF 256KB).

Download the flowchart Are you looking for a Research Scholarship? (PDF 512KB).

Eligibility

Masters by Research

To be eligible to apply for a Masters by Research, you must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor Honours Degree Class II, or other qualifications and / or experience equivalent to this degree.

Doctor of Philosophy and Research Professional Doctorates

To be eligible to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy or a Research Professional Doctorate, you must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor Honours Degree Class I or IIA, or an Australian Masters Degree (with a substantial research component). Alternatively, you may have other qualifications and / or experience equivalent to these degrees.

Assessment of Equivalence

If you have not attained a Bachelor Honours Degree Class IIA or higher, the Honours Equivalence Checklist, Recognition of Professional Attainment and Existing Research Outputs forms are used by the University to assess an application for equivalence.

How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate research place and / or a scholarship at Charles Darwin University, you will need to obtain an application pack.

Domestic students

Email the Office of Research and Innovation for more information.

International students

Contact the Office of International Services for further information on the international application process.

T: +61 8 8946 7215
E: international@cdu.edu.au

Scholarships

To find out what scholarships are available and what you might be eligible to apply for, visit Research scholarships.

The closing date for domestic and international student applications is October 31 in any given year. 

You will be expected to commence your program of study no later than March 31 in the year for which your award was granted.

Contact us

E: research.degrees@cdu.edu.au

Find a complete list of who to contact for specific areas at the Office of Research & Innovation contacts.