Policies and Procedures for Higher Degrees by Research

There are many policy documents, guidelines and procedures at the University of Sydney that potentially relate to Higher Degree by Research students.

Here are some suggestions of the most relevant and important documents for HDR students:

The complete list of relevant policies have been divided into two broad categories for ease of navigation. They can be found here:


The Graduate Studies Handbook is designed to to provide a convenient source of reference for both research and coursework postgraduate students about the requirements for postgraduate degrees, graduate diplomas and graduate certificates within the University. You will find details of the University organisation and administration, useful contact details, information on coursework and research programs and intellectual property, authorship and copyright as well as other topics.

It also highlights formal documents which you need to be familiar with. View the Graduate Studies Handbook here.