How to Apply

Applications for admission to a Higher Degree by Research can be lodged at any time with the CSU Admissions Office.

Before submitting an application you should make contact with the appropriate Associate or Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

Complete an application

You can either:

You also need to complete the Additional information form 108KB [DOC] which includes a 300 word research outline.

Note that there is no closing date for applications to study PhD, Master by research programs and research professional doctorates.

What happens with my application?

When your application is received, it will be entered onto the University system and forwarded to the Research Office for assessment.

Each Faculty has a nominated Associate or Sub-Dean for Graduate Studies where your application is forwarded to determine your eligibility and assess the availability of a supervisory team.

If your application is deemed eligible and there is adequate supervision for the area of research, the nominated Principal Supervisor is then required to complete a Faculty Admission form and submit this to the Research Office for approval through the Research Advisory Committee.

When the Committee has endorsed your approval for admission, the Research Office then arranges to have an offer for admission processed through the Admissions Office and you will receive your enrolment package.

Lindy Cavanagh - Faculty of Education

This video is from the 2013 CSU Grand Final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).

The 3MT™ is a skills development activity which challenges Research Higher Degree students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, enthusiasm for the 3MT concept and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition. 2013 was the first time CSU had entered the 3MT competition.

Three Minute Thesis website

This video is from the 2013 CSU Grand Final Winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).