PhD Program

Overview PhD student

You will find the Flinders School of the Environment a welcoming, stimulating and well-resourced environment in which to do your postgraduate research. We provide PhD and Masters by Research opportunities with staff in all our research groups and we put much emphasis on research student training. We have a buoyant, interactive community of Australian and international research students. Teams of staff supervise research students and we provide support through a range of activities organised by the School and by the University.

Come and join us!










General Information

Learn about the range of Research Higher Degree areas available at Flinders University and see how we will support you once you begin your degree here.

Flinders University offers the following types of research higher degrees:

  • Masters by Research degree
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Professional Doctorate
  • Cotutelle Doctorate

Professional Development Program for Research Higher Degree students is run each semester by the Office of Graduate Research.


Visit the webpages Research Higher Degrees in Science and Engineering for more specific information.


Scholarships and Fees

General Information

Information on scholarships and fees for domestic and international RHD candidates.

Use the search engine to find RHD scholarships.



The RHD Application webpage outlines the steps you need to follow to apply for a research higher degree at Flinders University.



3rd RHD Conference 2016

“Celebrating RHD student research achievement and success”

26th September & 27th September 2016

Flinders University, Victoria Square

2nd RHD Conference 2015

30th Sep & 1st October 2015

Flinders in the City, Victoria Square


1st Annual RHD Conference 2014

23-24 September 2014

IST Building, TeleTheatre and Foyer

Contact Persons

Chair of the Research Higher Degree Committee:

Prof Howard Fallowfield
Health Sciences Building, Room 5.22, Phone: +61 8 7221 8581,

Faculty of Science & Engineering,
Higher Degrees Administration:

Physical Sciences, Room 1022, Phone: +61 8 8201 2515, Email:


RHD Guidelines and Policies


Research Opportunities

We welcome students interested in conducting research in the following research clusters:


PhD students