Submitting your Thesis for Examination

Graduate Research School

When you submit

You are required to submit:

TWO PAPER COPIES of the thesis (four copies for the degree of Doctor of Medicine) in appropriate binding. (Additional copies may be required by the School.)  The thesis paper copies should be delivered in person, or posted, to the appropriate campus office (details below). It is acceptable to present your thesis in temporary binding providing that the binding is secure enough to endure the examination process. For more information, refer to the Thesis Format Guide.


ONE SINGLE electronic copy (pdf format) of your thesis needs to be emailed to the appropriate campus office (details below) using the naming convention:   ‘Studentnumber – SURNAME, firstname – Thesis’ (This is the preferred option)

*for UNSW (Kensington campus):

*for UNSW Art & Design (Paddington campus):  

*for UNSW Canberra: 

If your thesis is too large as an attachment, submit it via Dropbox (share with GRS THESIS SUBMISSION) with the same naming convention as above.

If you are unable to submit via email or dropbox, please put your thesis on a USB stick and submit with your two paper copies, using the same naming convention as above. (Least preferred option)

Inside each copy of your thesis, digital and paper, you must include:

  1. A Thesis Dissertation Sheet  (Word doc) after the front title page. Make sure the abstract on this sheet is the same 350-word version as the abstract you recorded on 'TEM'. MUST be signed, witnessed & dated.

  2. An Originality statement (pdf) after the Thesis/dissertation sheet page. MUST be signed & dated.

Once you have submitted

You can check the progress of your thesis examination through 'TEM' on myUNSW or with the appropriate campus office. Please do not contact the campus office until at least 10 weeks after your thesis has been submitted. Due to the confidential nature of the examination, only certain information may be provided.

We can tell you:

  1. If examiners have been approved
  2. If the thesis has been sent to the examiners
  3. If examiners have been reminded of the report deadline
  4. If any reports have been received and, if all reports have been received, the date the reports were sent to the Head of School (HOS) for recommendation
  5. If the HOS has made a recommendation on the basis of the examiners’ reports and the date the recommendation will be considered by the Faculty
  6. The Faculty decision, when known.

We cannot tell you:

  1. The names of your examiners
  2. The recommendations contained in the examiners’ reports before Faculty consideration
  3. The recommendation of the HOS.

Are both examiners' reports in?  Go to:

Outcome of Examination.


Campus Offices

UNSW Art & Design
UNSW Canberra
Mail: Graduate Research School
The University of New South Wales
UNSW Sydney 2052
Mail: UNSW Art & Design
Research Administration
PO BOX 259
Paddington NSW 2021
Mail: UNSW Canberra
Research Student Unit, SAS
PO Box 7916
Canberra BC ACT 2610
In Person: Graduate Research School
The University of New South Wales
Level 2, South Wing
Rupert Myers Building
Gate 14, Barker Street
(Map Reference M15)
In Person: UNSW Art & Design
Block B, Ground Floor
Cnr Greens Rd & Oxford St
In Person: UNSW Canberra
Research Student Unit
Room 101, Building 15
(Map reference Building 15)