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.

HDR Application Portal and HDRhub Outage - Monday 22 July 2024

Due to the implementation of new recruitment and admissions functionality, the HDR Application Portal and HDRhub will temporarily be unavailable from 3pm Monday 22 July 2024 to 9am Tuesday 23 July 2024.  It is important that you log out of HDRhub prior to the scheduled outage to ensure safety of your data. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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.

Scholarship Rounds 

The next available scholarship rounds for enrolment in 2025 are:

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

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.