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Research Degrees

Information for research applicants – RMIT 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.

For general information on the entry requirements for research students at RMIT please click here.

You are required to either come up with your own research topic or link your PhD to an existing RMIT research project. Existing research projects can be found via the relevant academic school website by clicking here.  If applying to existing research projects you can register your interest in up to three available projects applicable to the programme you are applying to, and you will be required to submit a statement indicating why you are interested in joining the projects you nominate.

If you decide to propose your own research topic you must make sure it is aligned with at least one of RMIT’s identified research strengths. You should also look at the research interests of the University’s researchers.

You are required to provide a research proposal that outlines the research you expect to undertake as part of your research degree. The format that your proposal should follow is outlined in these guidelines.

Once you have put together your proposal you will need to submit an expression of interest online. You can do this here.

When completing the form, you will be asked if you would like to appoint a representative. You should enter Study Options contact details here. This will enable Study Options to certify the documentation that is required for your application free of charge and also liaise with the admissions teams with regards to your application.

Our details are as follows:

Agent Name: Study Options

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Agent Address: 83 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2DP

Once you have submitted your application, please contact Study Options and we will advise you of the necessary documentation that you need to send to us to be certified.

Once your application is complete 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!