HDR Opportunities

Whether you see your future in research or industry, undertaking a higher degree by research – with a focus on Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences – offers deep additional insight and a competitive career edge. It can take you into an academic career, or into industry where you can apply your analytical, critical thinking and communication skills to solve the most challenging problems.  

Find a researcher within the School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences or search our current catalogue of higher degree by research projects

Why study HDR?

At the University of Adelaide, we offer PhD and Masters-level research degrees in every discipline, including collaborative and highly industry-driven doctorates. We can also help broaden your experience and connections through a jointly awarded PhD with our fellow world-leading, research-intensive domestic and international partners.  

Finding a supervisor

Once you have decided on a research project, an Academic will need to assess your eligibility.  

Send the following to your potential supervisor or to one of our Postgraduate Coordinators for an initial assessment:  

  • academic transcripts  
  • current CV  
  • explanation of area of interest

Once you have emailed the above to your potential supervisor, you can apply for admission and scholarships through the Adelaide Graduate Research School.   

How to apply


Scholarships for research degrees are available to international and domestic students. Increase your chances of gaining a scholarship by having an established list of published research papers in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals.

The Adelaide Graduate Research School administers applications for both admission and scholarships (domestic and international).