Behind every great research student is a comprehensive support network. UTS offers a range of support including scholarships and researcher development programs, as well as tailored support for Indigenous students and students with disabilities.
UTS Graduate Research School
The Graduate Research School develops and maintains a university-wide approach to quality assurance in research education and provides general support to all UTS research degree students and supervisors. It is the central university unit responsible for developing research degree policies and procedures. They can assist current and future UTS research students and supervisors with the UTS Framework for Doctoral Education, researcher development, candidature stages and assessments, and managing a student's candidature.
Research Degree Candidature
The research environment and support services in place for Graduate Research students are described in the following guidelines, rules and policies.
- Graduate Research and Supervision Policy
- Graduate Research Environment Guidelines
- UTS Student Rules - Section 11 Graduate Research
- Graduate Research Candidature Management, Thesis Preparation and Submission Procedures
Researcher development programs
UTS offers one of the most extensive researcher development programs in Australia, helping students enhance their technical, analytical and research-specific skills, and providing access to social and emotional support.
- training in research literacy, NVivo, statistics and research best practice
- orientation initiatives to help students develop social and academic networks
- general UTS student services, such as health and counselling.
Students undertaking a UTS-Industry Doctorate also have access to a dedicated Industry Researcher Development Program. This initiative assists students to develop the skills required to work effectively with industry.
We offer a range of research scholarships and funding schemes for domestic and international applicants. Learn more about research scholarship opportunities.
The UTS Graduate Research Education Framework
Graduate research programs at UTS are structured in accordance with the Graduate Research Education Framework (GREF).
The UTS GREF is a university-wide initiative that involves Faculties, research centres and the GRS. The framework has two main aims: to support the advancement of knowledge through original graduate research and to develop the graduate research student as a researcher prepared for a career in academia or industry.
This framework articulates the support they will receive and are expected to engage with while undertaking a graduate research degree at UTS.
The UTS Graduate Research Education Framework:
- Involves a panel of supervisors;
- Is guided by a Graduate Research Study Plan (GRSP);
- Comprises three formal candidature stages including assessment;
- Is monitored on a session-by-session basis through a Review of Progress (ROP);
- Includes mandatory and optional training components;
- Involves undertaking a program of research that adheres to research management best practice;
- Culminates with the submission of a final thesis for examination;
- Provides a supportive Research Environment.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
The Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning provides additional support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including support with the application process. Once you start at UTS, Jumbunna will become an important resource for academic, social, emotional and cultural connection throughout your degree.
Need help with your application?
Visit the Jumbunna website for more information.
Students with accessibility requirements
UTS provides designated support for students with disabilities, medical or mental health conditions through our Accessibility Service team. Find out about our accessibility program, or contact a UTS Accessibility Services Officer for more information.