Collaborative doctoral research degrees
The Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program supports students to pursue a PhD across two universities. PhD projects are jointly supervised by prominent academics at UTS and one of our international partnering institutions. These degrees can give you international experience and the opportunity to take advantage of UTS’s strong industry and international partner links.
As a Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program student, you will:
- spend a substantive portion of your degree (minimum 1 year) at each university;
- gain access to world-leading research supervision and facilities in two institutions;
- graduate with an international qualification that is recognised around the world.
This program is available to both outbound and inbound students.
UTS research partner universities
UTS has established Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program agreements with a number of international partner universities across Asia, the Americas and Europe. Many of these agreements are with institutions that are also Key Technology Partners (KTP) of UTS.
Please email the Graduate Research School for further information.
Outbound research students
Outbound students are students whose home university is UTS.
If you would like to join this program as an outbound student, please email the Graduate Research School to discuss your collaborative research plan.
Inbound research students
Inbound students are students whose home university is one of UTS's international partner universities.
If you would like to join this program as an inbound student, you will need to complete a two-step application process:
- Submit your pre-admission documentation (see below) via email to the UTS Graduate Research School.
- Apply to study at UTS via the online application system (after you have received confirmation to proceed from the UTS Graduate Research School).
Before you formally apply to study at UTS as part of the Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program, the Graduate Research School will need to assess your eligibility.
Please submit the following information via email to the UTS Graduate Research School:
- An enrolment letter from your home university indicating your doctoral program start date and expected completion date.
- Approval from your home university for you to pursue the Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program with UTS.
- Evidence that you have established a supervision arrangement with a UTS academic (please use our Find a Supervisor tool to get started).
- A research proposal with a timeline that includes a minimum 12-month stay at UTS. The timeline should also include a clear indication of milestones to be achieved at each institution, leading up to completion at both universities.
- The name of your current supervisor, the department/faculty they belong to, and his/her contact email address.
- Evidence of English language proficiency.
The UTS Graduate Research School will assess the information you provide to determine your eligibility for the Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program and advise the outcome by email.
Applying to UTS
If the Graduate Research School has advised that you are eligible to apply, you will need to submit a formal application via the UTS Online Application System. Please make sure you indicate on your application form that you are applying for the Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program.
Before you start your application, please visit the Prepare your Documents section of our website. Here, you will find important information on required documentation and preparing your application for submission.
For more information on the UTS Collaborative Doctoral Research Degree Program, please refer to the following documents: