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.

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:

  1. Complete and return the acceptance form (in section 3 of your offer letter) to research.degrees@unisa.edu.au
  2. 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 Immigration and Border Protection 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

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