Becoming a PhD student: What does it take?


Friday, 14 June 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Room 4082, Red Centre Bldg, Kensington campus, UNSW Sydney

The goal of this information session is to give some insight into the application process for PhD positions in Australia and overseas.

Applying for PhD programs is a complex process, from finding the information you need (e.g., scholarships) to taking various tests, writing applications and going through interviews. Besides, this process differs from country to country. 

Mr. Marley Young (future PhD at University of Cambridge), who has recently gone through this process, will talk about what it takes to apply for, and obtain, a PhD position in US and UK, while A/Prof. Ian Doust (Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW) will discuss the opportunities of doing a PhD in Australia.

This information session is especially dedicated to interested students in years 3+, but everyone is welcome to attend.


For any questions or further information please contact Dr Alina Ostafe,

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