- Length 4 year full-time
- Minimum 192 Units
- Academic plan 9040XPHD
- CRICOS code 048345A
The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words on an approved topic. The PhD program also includes some preparatory coursework as required by the Delegated Authority (up to a maximum of 48 units).
Study consists of two to four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program you will be required to have completed at least a four-year Australian degree or equivalent with a result of first class honours or upper second class honours or such other qualification (being a qualification that is equivalent or superior to such a degree) as the Delegated Authority determines.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications.
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:
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
Employment OpportunitiesCareer options following the Doctor of Philosophy include many opportunities in addition to an academic path. For further information, please contact email@example.com
For more information on the PhD program please see graduate research fields below:
PhD in Business with the Research School of Management (RSM)
PhD in Commerce/Accounting with the Research School of Accounting (RSA)
PhD in Economics with the Research School of Economics (RSE).
Due to the sequencing of the coursework that is required for the PhD in Economics, admission with entry in the second semester (starting in July) will only be granted if a successful applicant has already completed most of the PhD coursework as part of the ANU Master of Economics. All other applicants should apply for admission in first semester (starting in February).