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How to apply

A six-step guide

Are you interested in applying to do a research degree at the University of South Australia? Research degree applications are made through our Apply Online facility, a secure step-by-step online service. The majority of research degree scholarships offered by the University of South Australia are also applied for using Apply Online.

But before you apply you need to do some research on your research. Follow our six-step guide through the process of preparing your application to maximise your chances of success.

Important dates

UniSA's main round of entry is in the first half of the calendar year (referred to as Study period 2) which has a preferred commencement date of 18 February. Application closing dates for main round entry are:

Students not applying for a scholarship may apply (and commence) at any time. 

Check the research degrees calendar for all key dates, including mid-year entry (Study period 5). 

Fee information

Find out more about the fee structure for domestic and international students.

International applicants: what you should know

If you are an international applicant it is your responsibility to be aware of any visa and other immigration requirements. You may also be interested in learning more about student services at UniSA, your rights as a student and living in Adelaide.


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  • Step 1: Check your eligibility

    Go to step 1: Check your eligibility

    Take the first of seven steps towards applying to do a research degree – check whether you are eligible.

    Go to step 1
  • Go to Apply Online

    Go to Apply Online

    Ready to apply now? If you've finished preparing and are ready start your application, go directly to Apply Online.

    Apply now
  • Got a question?

    Got a question?

    Feel free to get in touch with us at the Graduate Research Centre if you have any questions.

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