PhD

The PhD program is administered through the School of Physics. If you are interested in studying for a PhD under the supervision of an IPOS academic, please refer to the Physics web page for information on enrolment, fees, scholarships available etc.

A PhD in Physics from the University of Sydney will provide you with a gilt-edged entry card to a research position with the most prestigious R&D organisations in the world. Our PhD graduates have found employment with universities and research institutes in the US, Europe and Asia while others have taken up senior roles in industry.

The two pathways to admission to the PhD program are by obtaining a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree with first class honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification from another university or institution.

To find a research area in optics or photonics that interests you, please search through the Research pages of our websiteand contact the staff member directly. Alternatively, to discuss your interest in a research degree with IPOS and scholarship opportunities.

We welcome enquiries from both local and international students. Local students should refer to the Postgraduate Research Scholarships page while scholarship information for international students is here. International students should note that scholarship applications close by 31 July for commencement in the semester 1 of the following year, or by 31 December for commencement in semester 2, so you should contact us a year in advance of your commencement to plan your project.

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