Partnerships and Joint or Dual award opportunities

The University of Newcastle is dedicated to providing quality research training of PhD candidates and enriching the experiences of our PhD candidates while undertaking their chosen field of study.

Jointly Awarded (JADD) and Dual Award (DADD) Doctoral Degree programs enable PhD candidates to complete their degree jointly at the University of Newcastle and an international partner institution and receive recognition for such on their degree testamur(s). The candidates gain international and cultural experiences, exposure to different academic environments, and access to international supervisors, equipment and facilities, international networking opportunities, and enhanced future employment opportunities.

These programs are internationally recognised as a means of establishing and enhancing strong and enduring relationships with international research universities and researchers. They can establish and enhance international research collaborations, provide opportunities for joint publications, provide access to new funding schemes and make Newcastle a more attractive destination for both domestic and international PhD candidates.

The JADD program is one in which the candidate receives a single testamur bearing the seals of the University of Newcastle and the partner university. The DADD program is one in which the candidate receives two testamurs, one from the University of Newcastle and one from the partner institution each recognising that the program was carried out in partnership with the other institution.

A comparison table outlining the differences between Dual Award and Jointly Awarded Doctoral Degree programs can be found here.

For information on the jointly awarded PhD program with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), please follow the link.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.