Changing attendance status

A Postgraduate Research Candidate’s attendance pattern/status (i) will dictate the amount of time they have to complete the requirements of the degree, (ii) may impact upon any scholarships the candidate holds, and (iii) may be dependent upon the corresponding availability and load capacity of supervisors in their department or discipline.

A change in attendance cannot be entered into after the relevant semester’s HECS census deadline. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application a minimum of one week prior to the relevant semester’s HECS census deadline to allow sufficient time for the application to be processed and their record amended accordingly.

Candidates must obtain the signed approval of their supervisor and their department’s Postgraduate Research Coordinator prior to submitting their application to the Faculty. Where the candidate’s supervisor is also the department’s Postgraduate Research Coordinator, the form must be approved and signed by the Chair of Department or Head of School. Applications may be submitted in person to the Faculty’s student services counter during standard opening hours. Alternatively, applications may be submitted as a scanned email attachment sent from the candidate’s University of Sydney email address.

Candidates will be notified of the result of their application by email.