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PhD applicants

The steps below outline how to submit your application for the PhD program.

Step 1: Prepare a research proposal

The merit of your postgraduate research will be judged on your proposal.

It should:

  • state your research topic
  • outline your research plan and objectives
  • show you have sufficient experience and knowledge in the area
  • demonstrate your research is significant and ethical
  • be accompanied by any cited references.

Step 2: Apply

Submit your online application here at least 2 months before the intake commencement.

During the application submission process on the application portal, you will also need to submit your research proposal, CV, electronic copies of your academic certificates and transcripts, with grading system descriptions, and identification documents (e.g. NRIC, working pass, passport).

Step 3: Find a research supervisor

After submitting your online application, the Curtin Dubai Director of Graduate Research (DGR) will assess your suitability to proceed with the next phase of the application process.

At the same time, you may search for a research supervisor here and inform Curtin Dubai your preferred supervisor during the next application phase.  If you cannot find a suitable supervisor, please contact Curtin Dubai Research for advice.