Frequently asked questions

For any enquiries that are not listed in the frequently asked questions below, please contact the Graduate Research School.

Postgraduate higher degrees by research

Where do I find information about admission to a higher degree by research?

For general information on admission to a higher degree by research, visit the future research students page.

For specific enquiries, contact Graduate Research School staff.

Who do I contact with enquiries about my higher degree by research?

Students are encouraged to contact Graduate Research School staff for any enquiries about their higher degree by research.

How do I find out the status of my application to a higher degree by research?

Please do not refer to the application status listed within the My Applications tab in eStudent for an update on your application status.  This section is used only for coursework degree applicants and will not reflect an accurate application status for higher degree by research applications.

Higher degree by research applications are subject to several levels of review. Your application is first assessed by the relevant Enrolling Area for supervision capacity and resources to support your research, followed by Faculty review to endorse your application. This process can take at least 4-6 weeks. Once the review process is complete, you will be notified by a Curtin University staff member. Queries relating to application status may be directed to the Graduate Research School after the approximate review time frame listed above has lapsed.

Where do I find the forms, guidelines, etc. that I need to use during my higher degree by research?

The latest versions of all forms, guidelines and policies can be downloaded from the following pages:

Are there any training courses available for higher degree by research students to attend?

Higher degree by research students are encouraged to visit the Seminars and training page for up-to-date seminar information for students, supervisors and researchers, including links to notes and iLectures from previous sessions.

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