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.

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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 candidates are eligible to apply for funding to help support research activities related to their studies following the successful completion of their Research Proposal Review and prior to completion. To access this project support funding, please contact your supervisor to discuss and follow the steps below. 

Step 1

ASSH & BAL HDR Candidates: Please contact UOW Financial Services Division via or Service Now to obtain your project, task number and confirm the available balance. Specify your full name, student number, Faculty and School, that you are a PhD student, and that you require your available HDR account balance, your project number and project code.

EIS HDR Candidates: Please contact your supervisor to discuss the funding amount requested. Your supervisor will contact the Powerhouse leader or account owner to confirm your available balance. The Powerhouse leader or account owner will manage the details of the project number associated with the HDR student support funding for your research group

Step 2

Complete the HDR Candidate Project Support Application Form.

Step 3

Send the completed form to your Supervisor for their consideration.

Step 4

If your Supervisor approves send the form to your HPS (or to your Powerhouse/account owner for EIS HDR candidates) for their consideration. The HPS (or Powerhouse leader/account owner for EIS) will advise you of their decision.

Once your application is approved, submit your application with invoices to Graduate Research School, they will contact Financial Services requesting the amount be paid against your HDR funds.

Please note: HDR candidates from the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) or the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health (SMAH) should contact your faculty or institute for a separate process.

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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