Current postgraduates

Completing postgraduate study can be one of the most exciting as well as one of the most challenging activities you may undertake during your life. Now that you have commenced your studies you may face career and study related questions such as:

Do you have other questions in relation to your course and career? If so, please contact our Career Development Manager, Karen Cavanaugh at the Careers Centre on (02) 9351 8413 or

What career options do I have with my postgraduate degree?

Detailed information on career options with a postgraduate research qualification or a postgraduate coursework qualification can be found in the What can I do with my degree? section of our website.

Where can I get advice about writing a PhD?

Your thesis supervisor, faculty postgraduate adviser, Associate Deans in your faculty or SUPRA (Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association) can provide you with information and resources to assist with writing a PhD.

The Learning Centre conducts workshops and provides web-based resources for students to build and extend the skills they need for study and research at university.

What support services can I access during my postgraduate studies?

A comprehensive list of support and services for postgraduate research students can be found on the website for Research and innovation at the University of Sydney.

Postgraduate coursework students have access to an extensive range of support services, including learning, accommodation, health and welfare services.

What financial assistance is available to postgraduates?

It can be a challenge to both study and fulfill financial commitments. The University of Sydney provides a range of services and options to assist, including:

  • Your Careers Centre Jobs Database
    The Careers Centre maintains a job vacancy database that includes casual, part time, full time and vacation work vacancies. Currently enrolled students can access the database with their UniKey.
  • Paid internship programs
    There are societies and companies who operate on and around campus that can help you with finding degree-related or work experience. Visit our paid internship programs page for more information.
  • Financial Assistance Office
    Information about financial assistance that is available for any postgraduate student enrolled at the University of Sydney who is making satisfactory progress and who is experiencing genuine financial hardship can be found on the Financial Assistance Service website.

University of Sydney Research Office and Scholarships

The Research support website includes a wealth of useful information for postgraduate research students, including information about research funding and research scholarships available.