How to apply for a research degree (MPhil or PhD).
Ideally, your prospective supervisor will have agreed to supervise you before you formally apply. Please see below for more information.
Applicants need to submit the following:
1. Develop Statement of Research Interest
A statement of research interest should be developed in conjunction with one of the academic staff of the Faculty whom you might wish to be your research supervisor. The goal of this statement is to determine whether your research interests are aligned with the research interests of the Faculty, and to help ascertain your background experience in research.
A list of all academic staff, their areas of research and research publications are linked to their staff pages. There are also research publications that are available directly from the Faculty. You may also wish to look at Research Supervisor Connect. Research Supervisor Connect is the University of Sydney’s search engine that matches your research interests to available research opportunities and supervisors.
The statement of research interest should be 1500-2000 words (preferably in conjunction with an academic staff member), and should include your proposed topic area, some indication of what research has already been done in that area, what specific research questions you might propose to pursue, and a brief idea of how you might propose to research them. If admitted, you will work with your supervisor, an associate supervisor and other members of staff to develop a full research proposal during your first year of candidature.
2. Apply Online
Master of Philosophy (Architecture)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Local Students Closing Dates:
31 May: for entry into second semester the same calendar year
30 November: for entry into first semester for the following calendar year
Local Student Scholarships Information
Faculty Scholarship Information
Local Scholarship Information
International Student Closing Dates:
30 April: for entry into second semester the same calendar year
31 October: for entry into first semester for the following calendar year
Refer to closing date on application form for more information
International Student Scholarships Information
International Scholarship Information
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL STUDENTS: Closing dates for admission applications and scholarship applications are different. Some scholarships (Eg. IPRS, APA) have earlier deadlines than the Faculty’s admissions deadlines noted above. If you are applying for scholarships that have earlier deadlines than the Faculty’s admissions deadlines, please submit both your admission and scholarship applications at the same time. If you fail to do so, this may effect your eligibility for the scholarship(s) you are applying for.
3. Academic Referees
Local applicants need to submit two Academic Referee Forms with their application, for International students, these are included in the main research application form.
4. Supplementary Material
Applications can be supplemented with examples of relevant prior papers or other evidence of research ability.
5. Official Transcripts
An official transcript of your tertiary studies is required if you are a graduate of another institution.
6. Proof of Citizenship
Proof of citizenship of Australia or New Zealand or permanent residence in Australia is required for local applicants. These documents need to be certified.
7. English Requirements
For applicants whose qualifications are not from an English language University, please see postgraduate English requirements.
Further information for international students.
Further information for local students.