Applications for admission to UNSW as a graduate student are accepted all year round. There are no cut-off dates for students applying for entry to research degrees (MSc or PhD), but there are strict closing dates for scholarship applications

We recommend that you find a potential supervisor at the School before submitting your application. For information about the research programs available, please refer to the School's Research page. Alternatively, you can contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research).

The application for entry to a research degree (MSc or PhD) requires an outline of your research topic. Please contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinator if you need assistance with this part of the form.

Application process

You need to apply online.

Full/part time studies

Studies may be undertaken either full or part-time. External study is also possible, provided adequate supervisory arrangements can be made.


The University charges a substantial tuition fee for all international students. An IPRS, UIPA or TFS Scholarship covers tuition fees.