Application Kit

Higher Degree by Research Admission and Scholarships

Before you apply

Find a potential supervisor to discuss supervision and potential projects. If you have not found a supervisor at CDU, you can email us and provide us with the area or field of research that you are interested in and we help direct you to potential supervisors.

To apply

Domestic applications

Your application kit will consist of two forms:

  1. Domestic Research Application (PDF 1.7MB)
  2. HDR04 Referee Form (PDF 549KB)

The domestic research application is made up of the following sections:

  • HDR-01: Application for Admission Form
  • HDR-02: Application for a HDR Scholarship
  • HDR-03: Research Project Outline
  • HDR-05: Honours Equivalence Checklist
  • HDR-37: Existing Research Outputs
  • HDR-38: Recognition of Professional Attainment

Please complete all sections if you are applying for a scholarship.

The referee form is a separate file and should be sent to your referee/s for completion. Applications for Higher Degrees by Research and for scholarships can't be processed until two referee reports are received. You should ask your referee to return the form to the address provided and not to you.

 You are also required to submit the following with the Domestic Research Application:

  • certified copies of previous education qualifications (undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts, including details of the relevant grading system)
  • current Curriculum Vitae
  • a certified copy of the relevant pages of your passport as proof of your residency status if you are a permanent resident, but not an Australian citizen

All International applicants should email for details regarding online application, the documents above are required for domestic applicants only.

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