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, 68.2KB)
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 October and February 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 Find a research supervisor - Institute for Frontier Materials
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

Search the scholarship finder tool for all scholarship opportunities and relevant closing dates. You can also check if you meet the eligibility criteria to apply.

Find a research scholarship

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. EOI’s for scholarship WILL NOT be accepted after these closing dates.

Domestic and international applicants Round 1 Round 2
Opening date for EOI 1 February 20231 August 2023
Closing date for EOI 1 March 20232 October 2023

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 October and February 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.


Round one Round two Round three
Applicants Domestic and international applicants available to commence in 2023. International applicants available to commence in 2024. Domestic and international applicants available to commence in 2024.
Closing date 31 March 2023 31 July 2023 31 October 2023


Please note:

  • If you apply after a close date, you’ll be considered in the next applicable round.
  • The number and closing dates of rounds in 2024 may vary from 2023.
  • Applications may be considered outside of these rounds as supported by the supervisor and faculty.

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.


Round 1 Round 2
Applicants Domestic and International applicants available to commence in 2023 Domestic and International applicants available to commence in 2024
EOI Closing date 1 March 2023 2 October 2023
Application Closing Date 31 March 2023 31 October 2023

Please note:

  • If you apply after a close date, you’ll be considered in the next applicable round.

Institute for Frontier Materials

All applicants must complete and submit an Expresion of Interest via the Find a Research Supervisor tool 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.

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

Ready to apply?

Our step by step guide will walk you through the process.

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.

Domestic students

Domestic students please refer to the faculties below for available intake dates. For faculties not listed, you may commence your candidature at any time

International students

2023
22 February
22 March
03 May
07 June
05 July
16 August
04 October
08 November
2024

26 February

1 May

1 July

28 October

Key intake dates for the Faculty of Arts and Education

Domestic and international students

2023
22 February (Please note: not available for international applicants)
03 May
05 July
04 October
2024

26 February (Please note: not available for international applicants)

1 May

1 July

28 October

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.

2023
 22 February
05 July
2024

26 February

1 July

Expressions of Interest in the program are due in October and February prior to these commencement dates

Contact us

Looking to study alongside globally leading researchers in your field? We’re keen to hear from you today.

Domestic candidature enquiries
+613 924 45258
Email the HDR candidature office

Domestic scholarship enquiries
+613 924 45413
Email the HDR scholarships office

International candidature and
scholarship enquiries

+613 924 48296
Email the international HDR team

Deakin Research
+61 3 5227 2673
Email Deakin Research