3. apply for admission
Once you have found a research project and a supervisor who has agreed to supervise your candidature, then local students (i.e., Australian citizens including dual citizens, New Zealand citizens including dual citizens, or permanent residents of Australia) should complete an application for candidature and lodge it with the Faculty of Science, who will assess your academic qualifications and eligibility for a postgraduate degree, and confirm that a place and a supervisor is available in the School of Chemistry.
The Research Training Scheme (RTS) covers tuition fees for local research students for the following lengths of time:
Doctor of Philosophy: 8 full-time or 16 part-time semesters
Masters by research: 4 full-time or 8 part-time semester
In effect, this means that as long as local students complete their research degrees within the specified periods, they are not required to pay tuition fees. Local students are not required to apply for an RTS fee exemption since it is automatically awarded to students enrolling in postgraduate research courses. If students take longer than the specified period to complete their degree, they may be liable to pay tuition fees.
The contact details for the Faculty of Science are:
Phone: +61 2 9351 3021
Fax: +61 2 9351 4846
Dr Chiara Neto
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006