Refer to the JCU course pages to determine which Higher Degree by Research offering meets your needs. Check that you meet the entry requirements. Take note of the course code for use in your application.
A Higher Degree by Research application requires several pieces of information. Refer to the list below to ensure you have everything you need.
You will also require a Unique Student Identifier number. If you do not have a USI, you will need to create one before commencing your application.
Click on ‘My Course Applications’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.
Ensure that all your documents have attached properly, and that you have correctly completed every section. The JCU Graduate Research School team will be in touch if further clarification is required.
After your application has been submitted, you will need to send a Referee Reports link to your two nominated referees. They must complete this for your application to progress.
Send the Referee Report to your two referees for completion
Information and documentation
You will be asked to provide the following for your Higher Degree by Research application:
A. Project Proposal
You will need to be able to summarise your project idea. Ensure that you have a clear understanding of what you would like to achieve, and how, before progressing.
Most Higher Degree by Research courses require you to contact and confirm a potential supervisor before you begin your application. If you are proposing your own project, you can select from the list of JCU Higher Degree by Research supervisors.
You are required to nominate two referees within your application. These should be individuals who can provide information about you in an academic or professional context, such as previous research advisors or supervisors, lecturers, teachers or employers.
D. Details of any cotutelle or external funding arrangements
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Awaiting your application outcome
Once you have correctly submitted all required forms and documents, the Graduate Research School will assess your application.
You may be contacted to provide further clarification or documentation. Please check your emails regularly and respond promptly to any requests. This will ensure that JCU can assess your application efficiently.
The Graduate Research School can assist you with any questions that arise while you await the outcome of your application.