Apply to be a Supervisor

Are you an academic staff member 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, obtain the required authorisation from the faculty and return to the Graduate Studies Office (GSO) by email, fax or internal mail.

Following receipt of an authorised form, we will add your submission to both the Register and FlexSiS 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.


Please complete the relevant Faculty form below:

Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Dentistry
Complete this form Proforma Supervisor Registration
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Education and Social Work
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School)
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School)
Complete this form Proforma Supervisor Registration
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Science
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Apply to supervise in Music (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School)
Complete this form Proforma Supervisor Registration
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Apply to supervise in the Faculty of Pharmacy
Complete this form Proforma Supervisor Registration
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Apply to supervise in the Sydney Business School
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in Faculty of Veterinary Science
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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Apply to supervise in Visual Arts (Sydney College of the Arts)
Complete this form Become a Supervisor of HDR candidates
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