Before applying for HDR admission, make sure you have all of your supporting documentation in order. A well-prepared application is considered favourably when the university is assessing you for HDR admission. Follow these steps:
Confirm your eligibility – you will only be considered if you can show you meet all of the eligibility criteria.
Confirm an academic staff member has agreed to supervise your HDR project – a confirmation email from the proposed supervisor, presented as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) Supervisor confirmation’.
Prepare a research project outline. Present as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) research outline’.
Prepare a research experience statement. Present as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) experience’.
Prepare your academic transcripts. Present as a single pdf entitled ‘(SURNAME) transcripts’. Please note, Flinders University transcripts are not required.
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 Information 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 Information System as advised above.
If you are experiencing issues with the eApplication portal, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 8 8201 2345 for support.
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 as it can take up to eight weeks to assess your application.
For the standard PhD and Masters by Research, you can apply and start any time during the year but the preferred commencement date may be the beginning of semester 1 or 2. See Flinders University dates.
For the professional HDR courses check the application opening and closing dates. These programs start at the beginning of Semester 1 only.
Please check the closing dates if you are applying for a scholarship as you will need to lodge an application for HDR admission first and separately.
The Office of Graduate Research 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 follow the instructions to act on your offer by the date stipulated. Once you accept your offer, instructions for enrolling will be sent shortly afterwards. If you wish to defer your offer, you may apply to defer for up to one year only.
If you have also applied for a scholarship you will be advised of the outcome separately by Student Finance.