Higher Degree by Research Application Portal


The University of Western Australia offers applicants a variety of opportunities to pursue a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) course.

Use the tabs above to discover more about our courses, research projects and scholarship opportunities.


Please check that you have the required background to be admitted to a HDR course at UWA. Visit the Graduate Research School to view the eligibility criteria.


Search the UWA Research Repository to identify an academic supervisor to support you in your research journey.


Applications may be submitted at any time and there is no application fee. 

When you have identified your course of choice, scroll down on that course page, click on the "Enquire here" button to create an account and submit an application.

Some courses do have deadlines and applicants should check the course Handbook for further information.

RTP & Prestigous Scholarships

The next available RTP scholarship rounds for enrolment in 2025 are:

  • International Round: 1 July 2024 - 30 August 2024
  • Domestic Round: 1 September 2024 - 31 October 2024 (this round includes UWA international students enrolled in 2024)

Project Scholarships

Once you have identified a suitable scholarship, you can submit an application by following the instructions outlined above.

Need Help?

Search askUWA FAQs or contact the Graduate Research School via askUWA.