Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by the application deadline for the intended study period (Term), to ensure the acceptance and enrolment processes are completed by the Term Start Dates. Please use the toggles below to find out more about key dates for admission and scholarships. 

All mandatory supporting documents are required by the application deadline, including satisfactory evidence of having met the UNSW English language requirements. For more information on the admission requirements, please visit Submit an Application.

 

International Applicants

UNSW has three scholarship application rounds per year. Applicants need to allow adequate time between the receipt of their offer and Term Start Date for pre-departure preparations such as the acceptance process, visa processing, travel, and enrolment.

Applicants who have funding from an alternative source (not UNSW scholarship) must submit their application (and all required documentation) at least eight (8) weeks before an offer of admission is required, due to the assessment processing timeframe. 

Applicants who are applying for a scholarship through UNSW should submit their application (and all required documentation) by the following deadlines:

 

2022 China Scholarship Council (CSC)/UNSW scholarships

Only available for Chinese nationals for consideration of the China Scholarship Council joint scholarship for Term 3 2022 start.

Those unsuccessful for the CSC will be considered for a main award.

Applications are offered on an ongoing basis as soon as they are assessed (Assessment takes an average of 8 weeks). 

Applications should be submitted no later than 30 November (midnight Australian time), so offers can be released by the required CSC deadline.

2022 March release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in Term 3 2022

Closes 4 February, midnight Australian time

Offers to be released from 31 March

Initial release may take 2 weeks.  Further offers will continue to be made after 2 weeks

2022 July release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in Term 1 2023

Closes 13 May, midnight Australian time

Offers to be released from 8 July

Initial release may take 2 weeks.  Further offers will continue to be made after 2 weeks

2022 November release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in Term 2 or 3 2023

Closes 30 September, midnight Australian time

Offers to be released from 25 November

Initial release may take 2 weeks.  Further offers will continue to be made after 2 weeks

2023 China Scholarship Council (CSC)/UNSW scholarships

Only available for Chinese nationals for consideration of the China Scholarship Council joint scholarship for Term 3 2023 start.
Applicants will also be considered for main round scholarships.

Closes 30 September, midnight Australian time

Offers to be released from 25 November

Initial release may take 2 weeks.  Further offers will continue to be made after 2 weeks

Offers will be released no later than the Term Start Date. Unaccepted offers expire 1 month after release, or 1 week after Term Start Date (whichever is earlier). 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application is submitted in full by the scholarship closing date. All correct and satisfactory documents must be fully submitted with the application, including English translations, Financial Declaration and proof of English. Additional documents can’t be added to an application until after the application has been reviewed, which may not occur before the application deadline. 

Please refer to the application instructions and Document Submission Guidelines to ensure you have the correct documents before submission. 

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Domestic Applicants

If you are not eligible or are not applying for a scholarship stipend, you must submit your application (and all required documentation) at least eight (8) weeks before an offer of admission is required, due to time required for assessment. Applications received after this date may be assessed for a later Term.

Applications will close 2 weeks prior to the Term Start Date. 

Applicants who are applying for a scholarship stipend through UNSW must submit their application (and all required documentation) by the following deadlines:

Term 1 2022 scholarships

Term 1 scholarships were assessed in the October release round, however this round allows applicants who were unable to apply for that round to submit a late application for Term 1.
Select your scholarship round as “(Invite only) UNSW OOR Programs” in Apply Online.

Applications are offered on an ongoing basis as soon as they are assessed (Assessment takes an average of 8 weeks). 
Applications should be submitted no later than 3 December (midnight Australian time), so offers can be released by the Term start date.

2022 March release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in Term 2 2022

Closes 4 February, midnight Australian time

Offers to be released from 31 March

Initial release may take 2 weeks.  Further offers will continue to be made after 2 weeks

2022 July release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in Term 3 2022

Closes 13 May, midnight Australian time

Offers to be released from 8 July

Initial release may take 2 weeks.  Further offers will continue to be made after 2 weeks

2022 November release

You should apply for a scholarship during this round if you wish to start your studies in Term 1 2023

Closes 30 September, midnight Australian time

Offers to be released from 25 November

Initial release may take 2 weeks.  Further offers will continue to be made after 2 weeks

Offers will be released no later than the Term Census Date. Unaccepted offers expire 1 month after release, or Term Census Date (whichever is earlier). 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application is submitted in full by the scholarship closing date. All correct and satisfactory documents must be fully submitted with the application, including English translations, Financial Declaration and proof of English. Additional documents can’t be added to an application until after the application has been reviewed, which may not occur before the application deadline. 

Please refer to the application instructions and Document Submission Guidelines to ensure you have the correct documents before submission. 

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Enrolment Dates

The UNSW HDR Academic Calendar provides a level of flexibility for HDR candidates that reflects the ongoing nature of a research candidature. 

The HDR Academic Calendar consists of four terms (Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and Summer Term) of approximately three months each. New candidates are expected to enrol by the Term Start Date.

For information on the HDR Academic Calendar, please visit this page

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Contact Us

Have questions? Contact the HDR Admissions and Scholarships team

Phone: +61 2 9385 5500

General enquiries: enquiries.grs@unsw.edu.au

Domestic applicants: domestic.grs@unsw.edu.au

International applicants: international.grs@unsw.edu.au

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