If you are a local student, please read the following entry requirement information.
If you are an international student, we have additional entry requirements for you to consider.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Our minimum admission requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is that you have completed a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with first or upper second class honours.
Or you may be eligible if you have passed a qualifying examination at a standard equivalent to the bachelor’s degree with first or upper second class honours.
For this qualifying examination, we accept completion of a period of relevant full-time study or part-time advanced study and research towards a master’s degree at the University of Sydney. We require the examination to meet a standard which would satisfy the faculty that you are suitably prepared in your chosen field to undertake PhD study.
We also need the head of department to confirm to the faculty that:
- your planned research is appropriate and acceptable
- you have the necessary training and ability to pursue your preferred course of study and research
- you can access sufficient support services – supervisors and other resources and facilities – that will assist you to complete your proposed research.