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Postgraduate Research Application Procedures

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Please note that the UOWD doctoral programs are currently fully-subscribed. The next intake will be announced shortly.

The five stage process is outlined below.

Step 1

Prior to submitting an application, you will need to identify potential supervisors who are interested in your field of study. You may contact potential supervisors to discuss research projects by visiting DBA/PhD Research Specialists at UOWD.

Step 2

Complete the Application for Admission, and submit it together with supporting documentation (detailed below) to the Admissions Department at UOWD.

Step 3

Contact your nominated referees and ask that they complete the Referee Report online. Referees need to submit their reports directly to the University.

Step 4

Applications will be assessed by the Director of Research within four weeks and you will receive written verification of the decision, i.e., either an invitation to an interview, or rejection of your application. If invited for an interview, you will be required to meet with the Research Selection Committee.

Step 5

If you are successful in the interview process, you will receive an Offer of Admission. The Offer of Admission may contain conditions that need to be satisfied prior to enrolment. In all, the admissions process should take approximately 6 weeks.


Please submit certified copies of academic records and evidence of completion of all qualifications, including English language test results. Documents not in English must be officially translated. The following documents must be submitted with your application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and will delay the assessment of your application.

  • Academic transcripts and completion certificates with English translations.
  • English language test results.
  • Research proposal (See an example proposal here).
  • List of research publications (maximum 2 pages).
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages).
  • Evidence of industry experience (optional).
  • Evidence of citizenship.