A well-prepared application is considered favourably when the University is assessing you for HDR admission. Before lodging your application, make sure you have all of your required supporting documentation in order.
Follow these steps:
Confirm an academic staff member has agreed to supervise your HDR project – upload a confirmation email from your proposed supervisor, presented as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) Supervisor confirmation’.
Please note: individual pdf file size is 8MB max. To reduce the size, open the pdf document and save as new document using the “Adobe PDF Files, Optimised” function.
Check you have completed the steps above before you submit your application.
Applications are considered on an individual basis and academic qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience are all taken into account.
If you have never studied at or made an application to Flinders University, you can register and submit your application for admission to a degree using the eApplication portal. You will receive two emails once your application is completed: confirmation of degree application submission; and a second email with your student ID. Note, it may take 1-4 hours for your student ID to be created.
If you have studied at Flinders University or made an application within the last 12 months you can submit your application for admission to a degree via the Student System. You can apply for admission by selecting the My Applications tab at the top of the page, and searching for the degree you wish to apply for.
If you have studied at Flinders University more than 12 months ago you will need to reactivate your FAN via the FAN reactivation page. With an active FAN you will then be able to submit your application for admission via the Student System as advised above.
Please note: the system is currently experiencing problems with applications that use gmail and yahoo email accounts. Please consider using or creating an alternative email account to lodge your application in order to bypass the issue.
If you are experiencing issues with the eApplication portal, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 8 8201 2345 for support.
For international applicants who cannot access the application portal please submit the International candidates - Admission to higher degree by research application form (PDF) to the International Centre via email: INTLAdmissions@flinders.edu.au
Once your submitted application is complete, including all mandatory questions and documentation, your application will be assessed. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered: you must provide all the required information.
We strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible and no later than 10 — 12 weeks before your intended start date to allow time for the pre-visa assessment process, as well as external scholarship deadlines if applicable. Processing time also depends upon your country's assessment level.
If you are applying for a scholarship you must check the closing dates as you will need to lodge an application for HDR admission first and separately.
For the standard PhD and Masters by Research, you can start any time during the year but the preferred commencement date is the beginning of semester 1 or 2. For an HDR coursework degree, you must be admitted prior to the start of the first required topic.
Flinders International will advise you of the outcome of your application for admission to a higher degree by research.
If you receive an offer you will need to consult information about receiving an offer from Flinders University, and what to do next. Once your acceptance has been finalised, instructions for enrolling will be sent shortly afterwards.
If you have also applied for a scholarship you will be advised separately of the outcome by Student Finance and Scholarships Services. If you are not awarded a scholarship, you must still act on your offer of admission by either accepting, declining or deferring. If you wish to defer your offer, you may apply to defer for up to one year only.
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