What happens next?

Application assessment

Your application will be sent to the relevant faculty and school for an academic assessment and determination. Approval requires that:

  • an applicant is appropriately qualified
  • there are projects available within the applicant's areas of research interest
  • the school can provide supervision and resources

Assessment times can vary. Please allow around three months and we'll advise the outcome by email.


You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email if successful, the letter will outline your program, supervisory arrangements and other details relevant to your initial enrolment.

Conditions may be placed on an offer of admission such as enrolment in prescribed courses. The offer may also be conditional upon receipt of further evidence from you. It is important that you attend to any conditions promptly to avoid delays in commencement.

If a scholarship application has also been submitted separate advice will be provided regarding its outcome.

Further information

If you require any further information, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.
T: +61 2 4921 6537
E: research@newcastle.edu.au