How to apply
Do you want to join our Postgraduate Program in Spring 2020?
To commence in Spring 2021 (from July 2021), pre-approval applications to ISF are due by 10 December 2020 (followed by application to UTS by 15 January 2021).
To commence in Autumn 2021 (from January 2021), pre-approval applications to ISF are due by 11 September 2020 (followed by application to UTS by 30 September 2020)
Please note that the ISF postgraduate application process is separate from the UTS postgraduate process. Typically, the ISF postgraduate application is required to be completed a minimum of three weeks prior to the UTS application due date. Applications for postgraduate research places at the Institute for Sustainable Futures are subject to the same criteria as applications to any UTS Faculty or Institute.
Additionally, please note that different deadlines exist for UTS postgraduate applications for domestic and international students, and that different ISF deadlines exist accordingly. The deadline for international postgraduate research applications to ISF is typically a minimum of four weeks prior to the deadline for domestic postgraduate research applications to ISF.
- First, make a direct inquiry to ISF about the possibility of conducting PhD or Masters research, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call ISF at 02 9514 4950. It would be beneficial to prepare a brief statement detailing the research you would like to conduct, with this initial enquiry.
Additionally, you may find it useful to become familiar with the research areas and approaches utilised by the Institute, or to contact the UTS Graduate Research School to receive information relating to UTS postgraduate scholarships and enrolment.
- After contacting the Institute, and expressing your interest in conducting postgraduate research here, you will then be sent an enquiry form by an Institute representative. Complete this form, and return it to ISF, along with your current CV. These documents will then be circulated to ISF HDR supervisors, in order to determine the viability of your research project. If no ISF supervisor is currently available to supervise your project, you will be advised at this point.
If there is an ISF supervisor available to supervise your research project, you will be contacted. The supervisor will then assist you in producing an ISF application.
- You will be required to prepare a written application that responds to our assessment criteria and includes a Research Proposal, which briefly details the significance and importance of the research you intend to conduct, the existing knowledge within the field, and your intended research methodology. The process you need to follow, details of the assessment criteria and how your application will be assessed can be found in the document: Applying for a Research Degree at ISF
- Your ISF application will then be considered by the ISF Board of Studies. If your application is successful, you will then be invited to apply to make a formal application to UTS, through the University Graduate School.