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Research Degrees

Information for research applicants – UNSW Sydney

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.

Academic requirements for research programmes at UNSW can be found here.

You are required to make contact with a supervisor before submitting a formal application for admission. Proof of correspondence with a supervisor is required for the application. You should use the ‘Find a Researcher’ search engine to contact supervisors. This can be accessed here.

When contacting supervisors we recommend that you communicate your research intent in a concise but well thought through manner – academic staff will receive a lot of similar requests and are only likely to respond positively to the ones that demonstrate commitment and ability. It is also a good idea to attach a CV (no longer than two pages) and a copy of your academic transcripts.

If you are having difficulties finding a supervisor you can contact the Postgraduate Coordinator at the appropriate school. You can find their details here.

Once you have identified a supervisor who has expressed an interest in working with you, please contact Study Options, who will send you the relevant application forms and list of required documentation. We are the official representative of the University of New South Wales 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!