A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall undertake a program of study and research approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The program shall include the presentation of a thesis and/or other work approved by the Committee, embodying the results of the candidates study and research, for examination.
A supervisor or supervisors shall be appointed with the approval of the University and will provide direction and advice to the candidate.
Potential candidates should consult the University's Common Rules - Doctor of Philosophy.
Applicants into this course are required to provide: referees reports, research proposal outline (400-600 words), certified academic transcripts and other supporting documentation.
Potential students should contact the Office of Research and Innovation on ph: (08) 8946 7065 or email: ORI@cdu.edu.au for the appropriate package to be sent to them. This course is not available for electronic admission or enrolment.
The University currently allocates a limited number of fees waiver scholarships. Applicants for this degree may apply.
English Language Requirements for International Students
For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.
How to Apply
International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.
For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:
The Doctor of Philosophy (IAS) is for students interested in researching topics relevant to the Institute of Advanced Studies.
The types of topics relevant to the Institute are:
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
Other Agricultural, Environmental and Related Studies
Society and Culture
Political Science and Policy Studies
Studies in Human Society
Economics and Econometrics
Sport and Recreation
Other Society and Culture
Curriculum and Education Studies
Schools within the Institute of Advanced Studies include:
Graduate School for Health Practice
Menzies School of Health Research
School for Environmental Research
School for Social and Policy Research
A Recommended Study Plan is not required for this course.
International tuition fees
The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $31,500.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.
CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.