Applicants accepted into the program must have either:

  1. completed a four-year Bachelor degree with a minimum weighted average of 78%, or,
  2. completed a Master degree with a minimum weighted average of 78%, or
  3. 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).