What are the entry requirements to undertake a PhD in Australia?
One question that we get asked frequently is what the entry requirements are to carry out a PhD within Australia.
The usual prerequisite is that the prospective student has completed a Bachelor’s Degree with an Honours component and has honours of class I or IIA. Completion of a higher degree, such as a post graduate Master’s Degree by research or a Master’s Degree by course work is also a commonly accepted pre-entry requirement.
It should be noted that whilst the above holds true in most cases, specific entry requirements can sometimes differ, so it is always worth checking if a listing does not explicitly state.
There are cases when other qualifications, professional experience and/or published research work are considered suitable for entry onto a PhD program, as these can provide evidence of a candidate’s ability to undertake advanced research appropriate to the program in question.