School of Population Health

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Step 5: Submit application

1. GRS Application

The UNSW Graduate Research School (GRS) is the central administrative and support unit for all higher degree research students and their supervisors at UNSW. 

You will need to complete the online application form as outlined on the GRS How to Apply website

You must seek your prospective supervisor's agreement with your proposal before you submit your online application to the Graduate Research School to enrol in a higher degree research program.


Supporting Documentation

  • A research proposal:
    3-5 pages (with headings as specified on Page 6)
    Please note that all proposals will be peer reviewed by an academic within the proposed field.
  • Confirmation from your proposed supervisors, including their confirmation to act as your supervisor throughout the duration of your research. The School requires either an email or letter from both your primary and secondary supervisors.
  • A CV outlining your work and research experience including academic qualifications and publications (peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters), conference proceedings and reports. 
  • Original or certified copies of academic transcripts of previous degrees.
  • MPhil only: If you wish to apply for advanced standing for coursework, please state this and nominate: how many units of credit you wish to apply for (max. 24UoC), names of courses and name of degree (eg. MPH), Institute which awarded the degree (eg. UNSW).
  • Evidence of English proficiency such as an IELTS test completed in the last two years. For alternate evidence considered acceptable, refer to the UNSW English Requirements Policy.
  • Evidence of Australian citizenship/permanent residency if you wish to apply as a local applicant.


Supporting Documentation


Please note: Your application cannot be assessed unless all the above documentation is uploaded with your online application.