To make it easier to find what you’re looking for, all candidature forms have been grouped under three broad headings: How to Apply for a Research Higher Degree, Candidature Matters, and Thesis Submission and Examination.
How to Apply for a Research Higher Degree
- Domestic Application for Higher Degree Research Candidature / Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Word, 170KB).
- Confidential Referee Report Form (Word, 230KB)
- English Language Requirements for International and non-Permanent Resident Applicants
- Country and Language Codes (PDF, 40KB)
- Application for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship for Research Candidates Currently Enrolled at ACU (Word, 170KB)
- Variations to Candidature – Online form available on Orion. Complete the online form if you would like to request a suspension or an extension to your candidature and/or scholarship; change your course load from full-time to part-time (or vice-versa); apply for sick leave or maternity leave; obtain approval to conduct research outside ACU; or obtain approval to change the title of your thesis. Log into Orion (https://orion.acu.edu.au/RMENet/) using your ACU user name/password and select HDR/HDR forms to lodge a new application or to check the status of an existing application.
If you are in the process of lodging an application using a form downloaded in the past, you have until Friday 14 October 2016 to lodge your application using this form. Starting from Monday 17 October 2016, you will no longer be able to use the downloadable form to start a new application.
- Resumption of Candidature (following leave) (Word, 110KB)
- Change of School/Research Institute or Campus (MSWord, 100KB)
- Change of Supervision Arrangements (Word, 110KB)
- Withdrawal from Candidature (Word, 120KB)
- Confirmation of Candidature (Word, 150KB)
- Application for Higher Degree Research Upgrade (Word, 120KB)
Thesis Submission and Examination
- Guidelines for Editing Research Theses (PDF, 670KB)
- Notice of Intention to Submit a Higher Degree Thesis for Examination (Form A) (Word, 50KB)
- Pre-submission of Thesis Seminar Form (Word, 75KB)
- Thesis Summary Form (to be submitted alongside Form A) (Word, 50KB)
- Certificate from the Supervisors (Form B) (Word, 50KB)
- Submission Checklist (Form C) (Word, 90KB)
- Layperson’s Summary (Form D) (Word, 700KB)
- Appointment of Examiners (For Supervisors and Associate Deans (Research) (Word, 75KB)
- Thesis Allowance Claim Form (APA, ACUPA and IPRS Scholarship holders only) (Word, 60KB)
- Consent to Release Thesis for Perusal on the Internet Form (Word, 80KB)