- Length 4 year full-time
- Minimum 192 Units
- Academic plan 9350XPHD
- CRICOS code 070009M
- Academic contact
The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Each candidate has a chair/supervisor and two other advisers.
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 a bachelor’s degree with a first or upper second class honours degree from an Australian university, or a Masters Degree with a significant research thesis component, or a qualification equivalent or superior to these as determined by the Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies.
You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a qualification and/or research experience equivalent to these qualifications. Applicants with a Masters with a distinction average are encouraged to apply.
If you think you qualify, please go to guidance on how to apply.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
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.
octor of Philosophy (PhD), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or a Professional Doctorate (by research). The major component of a research program is a substantial written work known as a thesis, which investigates a particular subject or issue. As a research student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of an academic supervisor or a supervisory panel of academic staff.
What does a Doctor of Philosophy at ANU involve?
The Doctor of Philosophy award will take you between three and four years of full-time research to complete (you can also complete a part-time equivalent). This award is conducted in English and is made principally on the basis of a research thesis comprising of original written work, most typically up to 100,000 words. Your thesis will be independently assessed by no fewer than two examiners where at least one examiner is external to the University. Depending on your discipline an alternative to a written thesis may be submitted and assessed.
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