Admission Criteria Expand Applicants accepted into the program must have either: completed a four-year Bachelor degree with a minimum weighted average of 78%, or, completed a Master degree with a minimum weighted average of 78%, or a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent. To be considered for a PhD at the Cairnmillar Institute, candidates are required to submit an application through the Apply Now page, with certified or original scanned copies of the following documentation: Most recent academic transcripts. A current curriculum vitae. A 1-2-page personal statement outlining why they wish to undertake a PhD. A research plan of 800-1200 words, proposing what they would like to research and what their study design and research questions would be. Endorsement from a prospective supervisor. Three referee reports. Proof of residency/citizenship (e.g. passport, birth certificate, or citizenship certificate) and where relevant, evidence of Band 6.5 English Language proficiency (if required).