The Australian National University provides PhD students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support.When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world's leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.
As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.
This is a professional doctorate that combines research with coursework. Approved applicants must complete four courses from the postgraduate LAWS8000 range, except Fundamental or Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) courses, followed by a thesis of 65,000 words. Each candidate has a chair/supervisor and two advisers.
Study consists of two to four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
To be admitted to the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) program you will be required to have a bachelor's degree with a first or second class honours, usually in law, from an Australian university or a Masters in Law (LLM) with a distinction average, or a qualification equivalent or superior to these as determined by the Director of Higher Degree Research.
You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications.
All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
If you think you qualify, and for more information on how we recommend you think about applying for Higher Degree Research study at the ANU College of Law, check out How to apply.
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees. For further information see students.anu.edu.au/fees/domestic/research.php
Indicative fees for international students are:
International student fees (ISF)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)