Current students

Information for all current HDR candidates, with resources, links and guides to get you from orientation through to graduation.

Getting started
Enrolment management
HDR forms and policies
HDR services and support
Training opportunities and events
Thesis preparation and submission

Upcoming workshops

The Training and Development team provide quality opportunities to all HDR candidates to strengthen research, transferable, and professional skills. Register for our Autumn 2023 workshops today.

View the full schedule & register today

How to apply for...

Scholarships and awards are available for eligible full-time HDR candidates at UOW. These scholarships include annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs. How to apply varies by scholarship. Visit the Scholarships page for information. 


HDR Allowance Funding (previously called HDR Project Support Funding) is a source of funding available to HDR candidates for the purchase of goods and services that directly support progression and completion of a HDR project.

Common usage of HDR Allowance Funding includes:

  • Conference registration
  • Travel (including flights, accommodation, car hire, transfers)
  • Thesis editing fees
  • Data collection
  • Specialist software
  • Materials and consumables

HDR Allowance Funding cannot be used for:

  • Personal and/or living expenses incurred by HDR candidates
  • University fees

For ASSH, BAL and EIS HDR candidates, expending HDR Allowance Funding is initiated using the HDR Allowance Expenditure Request Form. Please download the PDF form, discuss with your supervisor, and complete all required sections on the form before making any purchases. SMAH HDR candidates should contact your supervisors for a separate process.

For step by step guide on the process, please visit How do I access HDR Allowance Funding?.

HDR candidates who require shared office space, laboratory access and access cards can submit a request by completing the HDR Space Allocation Request Form online.

Please discuss your request with your supervisor before submitting the form. The request will be sent to your Principal Supervisor for approval. Once approved, Facilities Management Division will allocate space and access cards as appropriate. For lab access, candidates are required to complete a lab induction and obtain approval from the lab owner. 

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