Before you start your application, please ensure you have prepared all the information you need, as described in step 4 of how to apply. A checklist is provided below.

The first section of the application form asks for your registration details. Once you submit this information, you will be emailed your login details and a link to activate your application. Please note that the activation link is valid for seven days. After you activate your application, you will be able to login to edit and complete your application in multiple sessions.

When you submit the completed application, you will be required to declare that all information that you have supplied is accurate, and any offer that you may receive will be on this basis.

Applicant checklist:

  • Home and mailing address
  • Government issued ID (e.g. passport or driving license)
  • Evidence of English language proficiency if you are an international applicant
  • Details of two referees (including phone numbers and email addresses) who are available to complete an online referee report.  Make sure that your referees know to expect an email from us.
  • Evidence of your completion, grades and courses for all the qualifications you listed, alongside a grading scale
  • A CV or resume
  • A covering letter tailored to your project

Apply for your selected research project

You will need to browse our available research projects and select one, or more, that suit your interests, experience and any financial support requirements, like a scholarship.

You are able to apply for as many research projects as you like, as long as you meet the entry requirements and can address the selection criteria appropriately.

Simply select ‘Apply Now’ on your research project/s of interest to start the application process online.

You may need to develop your own project if you are an applicant with a non-UniSA sponsorship or scholarship that has been provided to research a specific topic that is not currently available as a UniSA project. Note that UniSA only offers research degrees in the areas provided in our project listing.

Please refer to step 2 of how to apply for more information.