- Length 4 year full-time
- Minimum 192 Units
- Academic plan 9066XPHD
- CRICOS code 070535M
- Academic contact
The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words.
Study consists of two to four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
There is no prescribed coursework required for the completion of this degree.
To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program you are required to have completed a relevant degree with H1 (first class) Honours (or equivalent). Students with upper 2nd class honours (H2A) may be eligible for admission and are encouraged to apply. Applicants seeking to apply for a scholarship must have achieved the minimum result of an H1 Honours (or equivalent) to be considered.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
If you think you qualify, check out our guidance on how to apply.
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees. For further information see students.anu.edu.au/fees/domestic/research.php
Indicative fees for international students are:
International student fees (ISF)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
Exceptional research degrees at ANU
The Australian National University provides PhD students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world's leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.
As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.