Before submitting your formal application please ensure you have already self-assessed your eligibility and completed the pre-application process.

If believe you meet eligibility requirements and you have secured the support of an academic to supervise your study, you may submit a formal application for the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program through the ANU application portal. Please see the ANU HDR application advisory page for more information.


A complete application includes:

  • An application submitted through the ANU application portal
  • A current CV/resume
  • A research proposal
  • Colour copies of all transcripts and completion certificates of prior study, in original language and official English translations
  • 3 complete referee reports (Referees are nominated through the application portal).

If the HDR Administration team receives an incomplete application, we will contact the applicant and give 30 days to provide the outstanding documentation. If required documentation is not provided, the application will be denied.

We recommend submitting your application at least two weeks prior to scholarship application deadlines to give your referees time to provide their references for you.

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