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Application process

Everything you need to know about applying and being admitted to a masters or doctoral program.

Application process

Applications for Master by research and PhDs are accepted year round. Please follow the steps below to complete your application.

Should you have any questions about enrollment please contact the School of Research.

Check on the entry requirements of your program

Please check your specific program for entry requirements.

Master by Research

Doctor of Philosophy

For assessment on admission eligibility

Find out about scholarship opportunities

Swinburne Sarawak offers full scholarships and tuition bursaries to outstanding and deserving students. Students can apply for scholarships by completing the by completing the scholarship application form and enclosing all supporting documents.

To be eligible for scholarships students will be assessed on:

  • Academic performance
  • Relevant research and work experience
  • Research publications or creative works
  • Alignment with the University’s Key Research Areas

The University will continue monitoring students’ eligibility for the financial support schemes. Continuation of the scholarship is dependent on the student maintaining satisfactory progress.

Decide on your research topic

The first step in your application process is to decide on a research area or project you would like to conduct. Your topic should align with our impact areas or research focus.

Areas of study for research:

  • Teacher training and education sciences
  • Social and behavioural science
  • Business and administration
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Computing
  • Engineering and engineering trades

Swinburne Sarawak offers specialised PhD’s which are aligned with existing research projects. Please check here for availability.

Find a supervisor

You need to find a principal coordinating supervisor for your research project and only applications submitted through your supervisor will be considered complete.

The School of Research can assist you in finding a supervisor based on your research interest, contact us at hdradmission@swinburne.edu.my.

You may also contact the HDR supervisors from our research centre and clusters.

Application forms

Please submit your application through your supervisor, and attach a scan of certified supporting documents. The list of supporting documents is included in the application form.

These forms are for the two referees mentioned in your application form. If your referee can comment on your Academic history and performance, please provide them with the Academic Referee Report Form. If your referee is a non-academic referee, please request that they complete the Non-Academic Referee Report Form.

Where possible, it is preferable that the references are academic in nature but it is understood that this may not always be possible. Your referee report is confidential and should be sent directly to the School of Research by your referee.