How to apply

*Please note that if you are an international applicant and wish to be considered for the ANU scholarship round that your complete application is required to be submitted by 31 August each year. ANU Domestic scholarship round complete applications are by due 31 October each year.

A complete application contains the following information:





Application form

(completed online) via the ‘APPLY’ button on the ANU website


Transcripts and Testamurs

Scanned official academic transcripts and testamurs in colour


Curriculum Vitae

Please ensure that dates and whether the activities were full time or part time are clearly indicated.


English Language Proficiency Evidence

All applicants whether domestic or international, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. The English Language Requirements for Students policy outlines approved methods for meeting the English requirements.


3 Referee forms

Please contact your referees well in advance to ensure that your application is complete by the due date.

If you are an international or domestic applicant applying online, when you apply online at ANU and provide the contact information for your referees, they will be sent a request to complete an online reference for you. This system is automated so that it will send reminder emails automatically to your referees until they complete the referee form.

*Please note that if you provide your referee contact information on the ANU online application form that your referees will be automatically contacted.


Research Proposal and Supervisor Confirmation

(1 Page) PhD applicants are to submit details of proposed research study and secure a potential supervisor before submitting their applications.


H1/H2A equivalency

If seeking equivalency of H1/H2A please provide evidence to support this (ie thesis which is approximately 6 months of work, around 10,000 words and of minimum H2A standard etc)

Please check for information about the research areas in the Research School of Psychology and before an application is submitted please ensure you have made contact with a potential supervisor/s and have informal confirmation that they would be happy to supervise your research.

Please ensure that you have provided all the required documentation in your online application - this includes items 1 - 7 above. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Further information for the Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) program can be viewed on programs and courses.

For any application enquiries, please contact