What happens now?
How your application will be assessed
All applications submitted to the University of South Australia for admission into a research degree undergo an eligibility and quality assessment.
- Eligibility – your application must meet the admission criteria for a research degree program and (if you are an international applicant) minimum English language entry requirements
- Quality – due to the increasing demand for research degree places, admission is a competitive process. The Research Degrees Scholarship Allocation Guidelines: Competitive Commonwealth and University of South Australia funded scholarships (PDF file, 80KB) will guide selection
Applications take between 6-8 weeks to review and process.
Scholarship applications: this period begins from the scholarship closing date.
The assessment process includes a number of steps and involves a number of staff across the University. You will be notified by email as soon as the outcome of your application is finalised.
The University reserves the right to decline your application if appropriate supervision is unavailable.
If you are successful
Successful applicants will receive an offer of admission by email.
If you wish to accept:
- Complete and return the acceptance form (in section 3 of your offer letter) to email@example.com
- Meet any conditions of offer
Next, if you are a domestic student:
- You will be enrolled in your degree
Next, if you are an international student:
- If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be issued a confirmation of enrolment (CoE)
- If you are sponsored, evidence of sponsorship is required, and then you will be issued a confirmation of enrolment (CoE)
- If you are a full-fee-paying student, your first payment is required, and then you will be issued a confirmation of enrolment (CoE)
- After you receive your CoE, you will need to apply for your student visa (subclass 574). For detailed information regarding student visa application, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website
- All international student visa applicants must have visa-length overseas student health cover (OSHC) prior to visa application
- After you receive your visa and notified us of your arrival date, you will be enrolled in your degree
If you are unsuccessful
Unsuccessful applicants will receive a notification email from the Graduate Research Team.
This email will include reasons why the application was unsuccessful.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College