A seven-step guide

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. Each scholarship has its own application deadline, please check the scholarship page to ensure you submit your application before the closing date.

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

Please note that applications are now open for our major domestic scholarship rounds for 2021 admission. This includes the scholarships RTPd and USAPA for domestic applicants.  The major scholarship round for international applications closed on 31 August, including the scholarships RTPi and UPS.  International applicants seeking a major scholarship should check back in late 2020/ early 2021 for further opportunities.

Applicants are also advised to review the research topics and projects page for a list of established topics and supervisors.

Please note there is a specific application process for those wishing to apply for a PhD or Masters by Research in Management. Learn more about the application process for the PhD in Management here. Learn more about the application process for the Masters by Research in Management here.

  • 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 the Graduate Research team if you have any questions.

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