Higher degree by research admissions Stand at the frontiers of knowledge with a PhD, MPhil or professional doctorate. How to apply for a PhD, MPhil or professional doctorateThere are 4 steps to applying for your program. We recommend viewing the program page for specific application requirements. Browse scholarships Browse all HDR scholarships to see what's available. Find a supervisor Find a supervisor in your field, and speak with them about your project.Explore UQ researchers Prepare your documents What you need to provide depends on the program and the scholarship. Apply online Start your application for a program and a scholarship. Save for later if you need to. Ready to apply?Select your chosen research program to view specific application information. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an internationally recognised graduate research program that will enable you to become an independent researcher. 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