Applying for candidature and/or scholarship

The application process at Deakin differs depending on which Faculty or Institute you wish to study in.

Applicants applying in the following areas must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) prior to submitting a formal application.
The Faculty or Institute will then advise if you should submit a formal application via the Applicant Portal.

  • Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
  • Institute for Frontier Materials

Expression of Interest forms plus further information about application dates, intake dates, and the application process can be found on our
How to Apply page. Please note: the email address to send your Expression of Interest (EOI) form is listed in the form.

Applicants applying in the following areas, and those who have been invited to submit a formal application via the Applicant Portal should follow the 'formal application' instructions below.

  • Faculty of Health
  • Institute for Intelligent System Research and Innovation

Formal Application

Before completing the HDR research candidature and scholarships application form you must first register to start your application with a valid email address and password. By registering you will be able to login to view and edit your application form. If you cannot finish your application form in a single session your progress will be saved and you can return later to complete the form.

All online applications must be supported by two referee reports. These can be downloaded from our How to Apply page at step 3 and must be forwarded onto your referees for completion.

Doctor of Psychology

Applications for Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) can be lodged online via the Deakin applicant portal.