The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) provides candidates with the opportunity to pursue in-depth research in a specific field. Candidates are expected to develop a research thesis that leads to an original and significant contribution to knowledge in that field. This qualification provides a potential pathway to an academic career and is also highly regarded by public and private sector employers, including research institutes.
Candidates without sufficient previous research training are advised to enrol in the Master of Philosophy or the PhD (Integrated).
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
The SAF is a compulsory charge, introduced following changes to Australian Government legislation, which funds improvements to facilities for students across a broad range of service areas, such as subsidised food outlets, childcare, student advocacy as well as sporting, recreational and cultural activities.
All international students enrolled at UOW will be invoiced twice yearly for the amount determined each year. The SAF 2016 fee is:
In addition to tuition fees, a single student living in Wollongong will require $10,000 to $12,000 a year – depending on lifestyle – to cover accommodation, food, transport and other expenses including text books and study materials and entertainment.