Research degrees - doctoral and masters

Deakin currently has around 1500 higher degree by research candidates - smart people making the most of our excellent facilities, partnerships, strategic research centres and excellent reputation.

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Why do a research degree?

People undertake research degree programs for various reasons. Perhaps you have a burning intellectual curiosity about something, wish to advance your career or even change career direction and increase your employability and earning capacity.

Successful applicants for research degree candidature, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens DO NOT have to pay any tuition fees. The University's Student Services and Amenities fee is not charged for research degree students.

Why choose Deakin for research?

Choose Deakin to ensure your qualification is respected and recognised throughout the world. Deakin is a research-driven institution attracting millions of dollars in grants and numerous national and international partnerships and excellent research facilities. It offers a wide range of courses, expert supervisors and offers flexible study options.

International applicant?

Deakin has a large group of international students conducting research on a global scale. As an international applicant you will need to apply for the appropriate visa. You should ensure you meet the English language requirements and can estimate course fees relevant to your proposed discipline of study. We also provide information about living in Australia and other general support services.

Research scholarships

You could be eligible for a scholarship during your research studies.

Pathways to research

Entry to a research degree at Deakin is based on the applicant's capacity to undertake significant research in the proposed field, which may be demonstrated in various ways.

Applying for research

There are a number of steps which need to be followed before applying for a research degree including preparing a curriculum vitae and research proposal. You will also need to find a suitable supervisor. Once you have completed all of the necessary steps you can apply through an online application form.

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