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. You can also search the UWA Research Repository to find an academic supervisor to support you in your research journey.


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


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

Click on the Enquire here button on your course or project of choice to progress to an application.

Some higher degree by research courses do have deadlines and applicants should check the individual course webpages for further information.


The scholarship rounds for this year are now closed and the next available round will be in 2024.

If you are applying for an advertised scholarship, click on the Enquire here button on your course of choice to progress to an applications.

Need Help?

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