Current research graduate candidates

Welcome from the Director

Welcome from our Dean of Graduate Studies
We are very excited to have you on board. The Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies at Charles Sturt University is your go-to throughout your entire candidature. So let’s get to know one another a little better.

About us
The Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies is the central point of contact for researchers, research candidates, supervisors, managers and research agencies. We provide information and support for the administration and management of research and research higher degrees at Charles Sturt University.

When you study at Charles Sturt University, you study with us. We’re with you every step of the way. Take a look below at the different avenues of support we have ready for you.

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Three Minute Thesis Competition

Entries open 27 Feb 2023
Entries close 5 May 2023

Information and support

Candidature lifecycle

Important information to help manage your candidature and get you started on your journey.

Supervisory team

Your Supervisory Team has overall responsibility for overseeing, guiding and monitoring your progress.

Probation details

A candidate's admission normally commences on a probationary basis for a period of up to twelve months (full-time equivalent).

HDR scholarships

There are a range of scholarships available to both domestic and international HDR candidates.

Researcher development

There is a variety of PD programs for HDR Candidates, Supervisors and Researchers.

Research Skills and Career Development

What will give you the edge in an evolving and increasingly competitive job market?

Progress and progress reports

MyResearch collects, stores and manages a range of research management information including progress reports.

Support services

Services which will support you throughout the research process from Charles Sturt and approved providers.

Your thesis

Information relating to completion of your thesis.

Publication and authorship

Advice relating to intellectual property and copyright considerations.

Indigenous support

Support is available to assist Indigenous staff and students undertaking research and study.

Research centres

Spaces where you can gain industry support for your research activities and collaboration with professionals.

HDR forms, policies and resources

See the list of forms and guides that support your candidature and research.

Responsibilities & Administration Matters

Ensure you familiarise yourself with your HDR responsibilities and administrative matters.

Variances to Candidature

Do you need to take a break from your studies for a short period of time? You may seek an official leave of absence.

Literature review

Find out how to write your literature review.