To be admitted, applicants should normally possess Honours I or IIA for a PhD or Honours I or II for a Masters by thesis, or equivalent tertiary qualification.
Applicants may also be admitted on the basis that their work experience and/or published or other written material together constitute the equivalence of Honours at the level required. In this case the all relevant details must be included in the application form.
Australian citizens or permanent residents
Australian citizens and those with Permanent Resident Status applications will be considered only if a place is available and at least one of the following criteria has been satisfied:
- The thesis topic is compatible with the Principal Supervisor's research area; or
- The proposed Principal Supervisor has a demonstrably outstanding track record in successful supervision of HDR candidates, and/or has a demonstrably outstanding national or international track record in research in the area of the proposed topic; or
- The applicant has been awarded an externally funded stipend scholarship (other than an APA) to undertake the project, and the value of the stipend is at least equivalent to the value of the stipend for an APA; or
- The applicant has completed a Qualifier at SCU. To qualify for this criterion, a full application should be received within 6 months of completing the Qualifier.
Updated: 27 August 2013