Application dates

Candidature only application dates

The following faculties and institutes accept candidature only applications.

You will need to complete an expression of interest (EOI) form prior to submitting a full application via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form.


EOI submission deadlinesForms
Faculty of Arts and Education All year round Faculty of Arts and Education Expression of Interest form
(DOCX, 67.1KB)
Faculty of Business and Law Business and Law PhD students can commence their program in either Trimester 1 (March) or Trimester 2 (July) each year. Expressions of Interest in the program are due in September and March prior to these commencement dates. Information about our PhD Program and application process
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment All year round Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Expression of Interest form
(DOCX, 80.9KB)
Institute for Frontier Materials All year round Institute for Frontier Materials Expression of Interest form
Faculty of Health All applicants must discuss their research interests/proposed program with an academic staff member and gain their support prior to applying for candidature via the Higher Degree by Research Application Form. Applications can be lodged at any time of the year. Find a research supervisor – Faculty of Health

Scholarships

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Candidature and scholarship application dates

There are a number of scholarships available to students studying a Higher Degree Research at Deakin.The process and application dates for candidature and scholarships are different for each faculty or institute.

Refer to the information below to determine the correct dates and application process.

Please note the dates may vary depending on whether you are applying as a domestic or international applicant.

Faculty of Arts and Education

All applicants must complete and submit an EOI form prior to applying via the HDR application form. The faculty will then advise whether you should proceed in applying for candidature and scholarship.

Domestic and international applicants Round 1 Round 2
Opening date for EOI 1 February 1 June
Closing date for EOI 31 May 9 August

Faculty of Business and Law

Business and Law PhD students can commence their program in either Trimester 1 (March) or Trimester 2 (July) each year. Expressions of Interest in the program are due in September and March prior to these commencement dates.

Information about our PhD Program and application process

Faculty of Health

All applicants must discuss their research interests and proposed program with an academic staff member and gain their support prior to applying for candidature and scholarship via the Higher Degree by Research application form.

Domestic applicants Date
Opening date 1 May
Closing date 31 October


International applicants

International Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) applications are accepted all year round. Applications received by 31 July will be considered for the DUPR round of that year, those received after Saturday 31 July will be considered in the following year.

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

All applicants must complete and submit an EOI form prior to applying via the HDR application form. The Faculty will then advise whether or not you should proceed in applying for candidature and scholarship. If applying for a scholarship, the EOI form must be submitted at least four weeks before the scholarship deadline and approved prior to submission of online HDR application.

Domestic and international Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) applications are accepted all year round. Applications received by 22 October will be considered for the DUPR round of that year, those received after 22 October will be considered in the following year. Please note only candidates whose EOI form have been approved and have submitted completed online applications by the deadline will be considered.

Domestic and international applicants Date
Opening dateApplications open all year round
Closing date22 October to be considered for this years’ DUPR round

Institute for Frontier Materials

All applicants must complete and submit an EOI form prior to applying via the HDR application form. The Institute will then advise whether or not you should proceed in applying for candidature and scholarship.

Domestic and international applicants Date
Opening date for EOI form1 Janurary
Closing date for EOI form31 October

Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

The institute will accept scholarship applications between the dates below. You may apply directly via the Higher degree by Research Application Form.

Domestic and international applicants Date
Opening date 1 February
Closing date 31 October

Intake dates

The commencement of your course will depend upon the faculty or institute you are enrolling in and your residency status. If you have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency, you are classified as a domestic student. All other students are classified as international students. Please refer to the intake dates listed below.

Key intake dates for The Faculty of Health, The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, The Institute for Frontier Materials, The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research Innovation, The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolling in any areas listed above may commence their candidature at any time of the year.

International students

20212022
13 January
24 February 23 February
24 March 23 March
05 May 04 May
09 June 08 June
07 July 06 July
18 August 17 August
06 October 05 October
10 November 09 November

Key intake dates for the Faculty of Arts and Education

Domestic and international students

20212022
24 February 23 February
24 March 23 March
05 May 04 May
09 June 08 June
07 July 06 July
18 August 17 August
06 October 05 October
10 November 09 November

Key intake dates for the Faculty of Business and Law

Domestic and international students

Business and Law PhD students can commence their program in either Trimester 1 (March) or Trimester 2 (July) each year.

2021 2022
Trimester 1: 24 February Trimester 1: 23 February
Trimester 2: 07 July Trimester 2: 06 July

Expressions of Interest in the program are due in September and March prior to these commencement dates.

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