Apply to be a Supervisor

Are you an academic staff member or current affiliate wanting to join the Supervisor Register?

In order to be authorized to supervise postgraduate students, you will need to demonstrate prior experience and/or undertake the Foundations of Research Supervision (FRS) at the Institute of Teaching and Learning.

Potential supervisors need to be authorized by their Faculty (usually by the Dean or the Associate Dean of the Faculty).

To apply to become a supervisor please complete the relevant faculty form below and send to your relevant Faculty contact. The Faculty contact will arrange the authorization and pass the application on to the Graduate Studies Office.

Following receipt of an authorised form from the Faculty, we will add your submission to the Register on Sydney Student and on the Graduate Studies Office website to show that you are an approved supervisor. The record will also be filed electronically in TRIM File No. 2010/13691. You can view the record at any time on Records Online. Please note that if you have not used Records Online previously, you will need to register to gain access, see Information for new Records Online users for further details. Information will be stored in accordance with the disposal schedule of the NSW State Records Act 1998 and will be available to authorised staff within the University of Sydney.

If you are applying to become an EXTERNAL supervisor, please complete this form:
HDR Supervisor Affiliate

If you are applying to become an INTERNAL supervisor, please complete this form:
Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
(An internal supervisor is defined as anyone that has a current affiliation with the University. If you have a current staff ID this is a good indication that you will be considered an internal supervisor.)

Once you have completed the relevant form, please email it to your relevant Faculty contact as listed below:

Faculty of Agriculture and Environment:

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

Faculty of Dentistry:

Faculty of Education and Social Work:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies:

Faculty of Health Sciences:

Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School):

Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School):

Faculty of Science:

Music (Sydney Conservatorium of Music):

Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School):

Faculty of Pharmacy:

Sydney Business School:

Faculty of Veterinary Science:

Visual Arts (Sydney College of the Arts):