Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Administration Centre

Congratulations on becoming a research student at the University of Sydney.

You are studying at one of Australia’s best universities, producing high quality research of national and international significance. You will be in contact with the best researchers in the country and indeed the world.

The HDR Administration Centre provides advice, information and resources to support your candidature from enrolment to graduation.

Please follow the relevant links on the right to access a range of information relevant to all University of Sydney students.

Undertaking independent research is very different to attending classes for a coursework degree. Research candidates are much more self-directed but can sometimes feel isolated or uninvolved as a student of the University.

On the following web pages you will find information specific to higher degree by research (HDR) students, including: your course requirements, how to access resources, your responsibilities as a research student, and launching your future career.

This information is here because we value our research students. We want to help you make the most of your time here and prepare for life after graduation.