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HDR Forms and Codes

Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) student forms
Papers for a job interview

The guidelines and forms on this page are for researcher students and their supervisors, examiners and other staff involved in the delivery of higher degree by research programs.

To make it easier for you to find what you are looking for, all of our forms are grouped into topics and candidature stages.

As you move through your program, click on a stage of candidature or topic of interest to access the forms relevant to you.

Please contact if you have questions about the forms.

Higher Degree by Research Student Information Guide

Read the HDR Student Information Guide (2022)

Read the guide

Higher Degree by Research - Policy & Governance
Confirmation of Candidature

For Ethics related enquires please contact ethics team 

Ethics forms can be found here


Change of Supervision Panel

Register as a HDR Supervisor

Research Codes:

To locate the FOR and SEO codes, you will need to scroll towards the bottom of the relevant webpage

Extensions or changes to candidature
Submission and examination
Travel related to your research

If you need to study more than 50kms from your main campus--such as attend a conference or field trip--you must notify your College /School and check that you are covered by the University's insurance policy.  Further information about travel forms should be sought from your College/School  well before your proposed travel.

Please note that the approval procedures for extensions have recently changed. All requests for extension to a Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship or to HDR candidature will now go to the Research Committee Extensions Working Party. 

Please be aware that extensions are usually not permitted unless a student can demonstrate that more than two thirds of their research project is complete AND extraordinary events have precluded the candidate from progressing their research. Also note that all HDR students enrolled on 31 March 2020 have already received a 6-month RTP COVID- extension and no further stipend extensions for those students will be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

If students are experiencing delays in their research, they should discuss this with their supervisors, Faculty HDR support staff or the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) as soon as possible. A list of the supports available for HDR students can be found here. 

All requests for extensions should be submitted to the HDR team in ORI at, along with all necessary supporting evidence and endorsements. We also now require a clear timeline of what has already been achieved and what is yet to be achieved. The form and timeline template can be found here.

The next working party meeting is on 22 March with papers due by Friday 17 March. 


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