To apply for a higher degree by research (HDR) with us, you must find a supervisor and then apply online.

Find and contact a supervisor

You can find a potential supervisor in three ways:

  1. Visit our research strengths pages to find an academic who shares your interest.
  2. Visit our people pages if you know the academic you’d like to approach to supervise you.
  3. Email our HDR Liaison Officer at if you’d like help identifying a potential supervisor.

When you contact your potential supervisor, keep your message succinct but include key information such as academic transcripts, CV, publications and details of any relevant experience or skills. Make it clear how their research aligns with your interest area.

Apply online

Once you have identified a potential supervisor, visit the UQ Graduate School's how-to-apply pages to submit your online application.