This application guide has simplified the process to make it easy for you to apply for a postgraduate research degree at UNSW.
Before beginning an application, check if you are eligible for admission.
New postgraduate students can start their studies at the beginning of any of the four terms – check the Higher Degree Research Academic Calendar for starting dates.
See the deadlines for submission of applications for the next term.
For any other questions check the FAQs section.
With eight schools covering the breadth of engineering specialties, there are countless opportunities to engage in research in an area you are passionate about.
Different options to find a research area and supervisor:
The research proposal is one of the documents who will need for your application. The first step is to discuss your research proposal with your supervisor.
Required documents include proof of English, proof of your supervisor’s agreement to supervise you, research proposal, certificate completion of previous degrees and scores, curriculum vitae (CV).
Documents must be in English or include an accredited English translation.
You can track the progress of your application through your UNSW Apply Online account.
If you have applied for both admission and a scholarship, both outcomes will be released after the date outlined at Key Dates. If you have alternative funding and have applied for admission only, the outcome will typically take 6-8 weeks to be processed.