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Preparing your Candidature Agreement

A Candidature Agreement is an important document which is prepared during the first few months of candidature. It is an agreement between the student and the University that sets out the expectations of all parties (student, supervisor and University) and includes:

  • the topic of research
  • available resources and facilities
  • supervision arrangements
  • intellectual property
  • ethics requirements
  • confirmation of candidature
  • research integrity

Completing the Agreement is compulsory for Deakin research degree students.

Online Candidature Agreements

Students will receive an email from Deakin Research in the first few months of their candidature to start the Agreement. It can't be done before then.

The Candidature Agreement provides a checklist to ensure that certain requirements pertaining to the research project have been discussed and understood by all students. It is important that students complete the agreement in discussion with their supervisors.

Please refer to the following flowchart, guides and FAQs to help you complete your section of the Agreement.

Once you have read the relevant guide, please go to the Deakin Research Management System and LOGIN TO RMENET.


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