Step 10: What happens next?

We'll contact you to let you know we've received your application and to request any further information if necessary.

It usually takes us between 4 to 6 weeks to process applications. If we can't process your application within this timeframe, we'll contact you to let you know.

When we've processed your application, we'll send you a letter to let you know the outcome. This will normally be within:

  • 6 weeks if you're an Australian or New Zealand student
  • 8 weeks if you're an international student.

If you apply during our annual scholarship round (in September), we'll let you know the outcome of your application in early December, when we know the results of the scholarship round.

Can I change my application after I've submitted it?

If you need to change any details after submitting your application, contact Research Admissions.

International students

If your application is successful, you'll need to accept your offer, apply for your student visa, and prepare to live in Australia. Please note that you are expected to complete your PhD in 3 years, but will be offered a 4 year visa.


Research Students Centre

RSC manages and supports research students.

  • Level 4
    88 Musk Avenue
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

  • Postal address:
    Research Students Centre
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001