The Graduate Research School aims to provide a strong framework and resources for HDR students and their supervisors to establish an effective partnership and ensure mutual success.

Epigeum training programs

The Epigeum Supervising Doctoral Studies Program, Epigeum Research Skills Toolset Program and Epigeum Research Integrity modules are designed to support researchers and supervisors of HDR candidates.

The Supervising Doctoral Studies Program provides essential training on topics including attracting and selecting doctoral applicants, approaching supervision, managing progress, expectations and examination preparation, and issues in supervision.

The Research Skills Toolset modules offer information on undertaking literature review, research methods and ethical research, etc. These courses have much to offer both new and experienced supervisors and can be accessed via the following UOW Moodle sites.





Academic integrity


HDR complaints

Progress and probation





Policies and information



Policies and guidelines


Student statements and letters

To request the letters listed below you will need to login to SOLS.

  • Change Enrolment Status -Domestic
  • Completion Letter
  • Graduation Invitation for Overseas Guests
  • Reduce Study Load - International Students
  • Statement of Status - Enrolment
  • Statement of Status - Scholarship
  • Statement of Status - Thesis Examination
  • Withdrawal of Course - Domestic
  • Withdrawal of Course - International

Visiting Research Student Program

The Visiting Research Student Program is designed for both undergraduate and post-graduate students who are currently enrolled full-time at an overseas university who wish to obtain research experience or professional or industrial practice with a UOW research team.

This professional practicum is for a limited period (usually up to 12 months) and must be a formal requirement for the award of a degree at the student’s home university.

Securing UOW academic supervisors is the responsibility of the applicant. Participants must contact the relevant UOW Academic Unit or Research Unit and negotiate with staff members to supervise their project. Applications will not be accepted until a UOW supervisor and co-supervisor has been confirmed.

Participants who are accepted to the Visiting Research Student Program will enrol at the University of Wollongong. Although participants will be enrolled while conducting their research, they are not eligible to receive a UOW Academic Transcript. Proof of research conducted at UOW will be evident in the research results and written references from project supervisors.

Participants will be required to enter Australia with a Student Visa. In most cases no fee is payable for the program, in some cases living support may be available through the Chinese Scholarship Council for Chinese Scholars. 

How to apply

Submit an online application to the Office of Global Student Mobility. Please note you will be asked to upload the following documentation into your online application: