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Research Degrees

Information for research applicants – Australian National University

Disclaimer: This information is provided in good faith and is correct at September 2021. Please confirm these details with Study Options before making a formal application.

You can find information on the academic entry requirements for a research programme at ANU here.

If you wish to apply for a PhD at ANU you will need to search for and locate a suitable supervisor for your project. You can do this through the ‘researchers website’ which can be found here.

You can also read more about the research opportunities in the different faculties using the below links. These links also detail the format of the research proposal that you will need to submit with your application so please read through them carefully.

Please note that once you have located a suitable supervisor in this faculty you are required to contact the Business Higher Degree Research Office with their names and a brief description of the area of research that you are interested in. They will then liaise with the relevant supervisor. You can contact them via

 If you are not sure which area of research or supervisor matches your interest you can complete an ‘expression of interest’ which can be found here.

Once you have located a suitable supervisor and reviewed the relevant college application procedures, you should contact Study Options, who will send you the relevant application forms and list of required documentation. We are the official representative of the Australian National University in the UK and therefore if you submit your application through us it will be fast tracked through the assessment process. We are a completely free service.

Study Options is able to certify all of your academic documentation and liaise with the admissions teams with regards to your application. Once Study Options has submitted your application it will usually take between 8 and 12 weeks for the assessment to be completed. If your application is successful, Study Options will assist you with the acceptance and visa process. We can also provide advice and guidance on accommodation, bank accounts and more!