Step 1: Determine eligibility & find a research area
Eligibility for Higher Research Degrees
The following pages contain details on the minimum eligibility requirements for admission to research degrees offered at UNSW:
Minimum eligibility requirements for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Minimum eligibility requirements for Masters by Research (MRes)
Minimum eligibility requirements for Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
The University's Admissions Policy can be accessed here.
If you are applying for a UNSW Scholarship, Scholarships are only available to applicants who hold a four year bachelor’s degree with Honours Class 1 from an Australian institution, or an equivalent research qualification/experience. This qualification must be in a field relevant to your area of research. Further clarification on the equivalent experience can be found here in the Scholarship Guidelines (please see Related Documents).
Developing your Research Area
Before applying for a higher research degree you will need to match your area of interest to one of our Faculties or Schools. The Faculty and School websites provide detailed information on their program offerings.
In addition to the online application process, a number of Schools and Faculties have specific admission requirements. Please read this information carefully prior to finding a supervisor or submitting your online application: