This allows us to complete a preliminary assessment of your application and identify whether an appropriate supervisor and resources are available.
Please follow the steps outlined below:
Ensure you satisfy the admission criteria (under the determine your eligibility section) for your chosen research degree.
Will you need a scholarship? There are limited numbers of domestic and international scholarships that are awarded on a competitive basis. To be considered, you will need to demonstrate academic qualifications equivalent to first class honours and meet the faculty requirements described below. Find out more UNSW Scholarships.
You need to contact prospective supervisors to determine in advance if they are in a position to supervise your research topic. Find a research supervisor for your chosen research topic or visit the UNSW Research website.
Once you have identified an appropriate supervisor, contact them by email with your research proposal. If the prospective supervisor you have contacted expresses initial interest in supervising your research proposal, then you can progress to Step 3.
Please complete the relevant expression of interest in research higher degree candidature form. Complete all sections of this form before emailing it to the relevant admissions contact in your proposed school or centre (contacts are listed on the last page of the form).
Download this expression of interest form if you’re an applicant to the following programs:
Download this Expression of interest form for HDR programs in the UNSW School of Art & Design:
Please email the relevant school/centre admission team your completed EOI form, accompanied by:
Submission of a completed EOI is a necessary step towards a formal application.
On receipt of these documents, if we’re satisfied all requirements have been met, the school/centre will review your application to assess if appropriate supervision and resources are available. Be sure to include written agreement from your supervisor.
If supervision and resources are available, you'll be invited to submit a formal application.
Your formal application must include the school's invitation email as the 'proof of contact'.
It is important to note that an invitation to apply does not constitute an offer for admission to study at UNSW.
All applicants must apply online. For detailed instructions on how to submit your application and more information on admission and scholarship deadlines, go to UNSW Research.
We advise you to allow four to six weeks for your EOI to be assessed by your school.
Your EOI must be approved before you can apply formally.
We then require at least eight weeks to process your formal application-only application. If applying got a scholarship, timelines will depend on the specific scholarship round you are being considered for.
Please refer to the HDR applicant Key Dates for relevant term start dates and scholarship round deadlines.
Get in touch if you have any questions about studying at UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.