Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree requires one of the following qualifications:

  • A UNSW Bachelor degree with first or upper second class Honours from UNSW; or
  • a completed Master by Research from UNSW with a substantial research component and demonstrated capacity for timely completion of a high quality research thesis; or
  • an equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution as determined by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee (HDC)

Applications for PhDs by Research must be submitted online via Apply Online. Supporting documentation including transcripts, testamurs, portfolios, research proposal and proof of contact with your potential supervisor should be submitted at the same time through the online application system.

The following links will assist you in preparing your Postgraduate Research application:

You should determine your eligibility for the PhD program by filling out the UNSW HDR Self-Assessment Tool on the Graduate Research School web page.