Find a supervisor
Visit the Researchers website to search potential supervisor profiles, including their research expertise, published works and contact details. Through this process you will need to ascertain whether or not we offer research supervision in your area of interest.
Colleges can also provide information about the areas of research, supervisors and research groups, but note that supervision in some areas of interest can be offered in more than one College.
Visit the sites listed below to find more information around research opportunities in each College, and the appropriate contacts.
College pre-application requirements
Once you have identified which supervisor you would like to work with, or which College offers research supervision in your area of interest, you will need to check to see what the pre-application process is for that College.
Most Colleges will ask applicants to identify and secure the support of a potential supervisor before they can proceed to an application for admission. However, some Colleges ask applicants to submit a short description of their proposed area of research as an expression of interest and a summary of their academic qualifications, including grades, to a central contact first.
Visit the relevant College website for pre-application advice (see links above).
Application & referee reports
If you have been advised that it is appropriate to do so by a College, or if you have secured the support of a potential supervisor, you may apply for admission using the ANU Programs & Courses website. If you choose to submit an application for admission without this endorsement your application may not be assessed.
Before submitting your application make sure that you notify your referees that ANU will be asking them to complete an electronic referee report shortly. They will submit their completed reports directly to the University.