Generally, to apply for HDR entry you need a university degree including a postgraduate qualification (at least AQF level 8 or 9) with a significant research component. However, entry criteria vary between HDR courses so you must review the specific admission requirements for your chosen HDR: Check the course rules
For a PhD, you will need to have completed a postgraduate qualification:
In addition, international students must meet the required English language proficiency requirements for HDR candidature.
Direct entry into a PhD is also dependent on the strength of your research background. Applicants may be offered enrolment into a Master by Research with an opportunity to transfer to a PhD if appropriate progress is demonstrated.
As part of your student visa requirements, you normally need to study full-time.
If you are unable to determine whether your qualifications meet the HDR academic entry requirements, please contact Flinders International.
If you don’t meet the HDR academic entry requirements, consider applying for a Flinders Graduate Diploma in Research Methods.
This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of, and skills in, research methods for your chosen discipline area as a pathway to HDR study.
Applicants to the following courses, please note:
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