Step 1: Check your eligibility
|Prospective ANU students||Current ANU Students|
|Check the Programs & Courses website to ensure that you meet the academic requirements of your preferred research program at ANU where you wish to be hosted. You must meet the relevant academic and language requirements of ANU and the partner institution.||If you are interested in pursuing a joint or dual award you should apply within six months of commencing your PhD program at the home institution and commence the joint or dual program within the first 12 months of their PhD.|
|If you are applying for a specific scholarship, it is important that you check the open and close dates for that scholarship. To view potential ANU research scholarship opportunities, please see the ANU scholarship website.|
Step 2: Prepare your application
Once you have confirmed you are eligible to apply for admission to a Joint or Dual Award PhD program you need to secure a supervisor at ANU and the partner institution that are willing to supervise your research. For more details visit the How to Apply webpage.
Once you have identified the supervisor you would like to work with, use the information in the How to Apply page as a guide to prepare and submit a complete admissions application (applicable to Prospective ANU students only).
Step 3: Apply for a Joint or Dual / Co-tutelle Award PhD program
|STEPS||Prospective ANU students||Current ANU students|
|1||ANU Application: As a prospective candidate, you should first submit an application for admission using the ANU Programs & Courses website. You must indicate on your admission application form whether you still wish to be considered for admission if your application for a scholarship is unsuccessful, and your interest in studying a joint or dual award PhD program.||Not Applicable|
Joint and Dual Award PhD Application: In consultation with your ANU Supervisor complete the Joint and Dual Award PhD application form.
Provide evidence of a strong research link between supervisors at both institutions, and an outstanding collaborative research training environment with clear benefits for the PhD student above and beyond a simple visiting appointment to conduct research at another institution.
Submit this form to your Research School.
If you are aware of an existing Institutional Agreement, inform your Research School when submitting the Joint/ or Dual/Cotutelle Application form. The HDR Administrator will then attach the Agreement to your application.
If you are not aware of an existing Institutional Agreement, proceed to Step 4.
|4||Candidature Agreement (or Individual Agreement) form for Joint or Dual / Cotutelle Award PhD Program: In consultation with your ANU Supervisor complete the Candidature Agreement. This document will also need to be reviewed by the partner institution, further assistance can be sought from your local HDR Administrator or the Graduate Research Office.|
Step 4: Approvals
The documents in Step 2 & 4 in the table above are processed as per your College’s procedures and internal timelines. For more information on processing times and approvals please contact your local HDR Administrator, or the Graduate Research Office.
Applications to the University are assessed on an ongoing basis. The ANU will contact you about the result of your application as soon as possible. Applications usually take between 6-8 weeks to assess, or longer if you are applying for a scholarship. All communications, including application outcomes, are sent to your email account so it is important that you provide an email address in your application that you check regularly and you can easily access.