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Research applicants

If you're interested in a research degree from ECU, we'd like to know all about you and your proposed research topic.

Please complete the expression of interest form below. The form is not an application, it's an initial look at your qualifications and proposed topic to see if we might be a good fit for your research.

If your expression of interest is assessed favorably, you'll be invited to apply for a research qualification. This invitation is not an offer for a place in a course, it's simply affirming that we may have the capacity and alignment in research strength to supervise you.

Note: You can't save and come back to this form, so please have everything ready before you start, including:

  • information about yourself;
  • information about your academic and professional history;
  • references from any publications or conference papers you’ve co-authored; and
  • a 300-500 word outline of your research topic

Your expression of interest can't be progressed without all the relevant information.

Any questions?

If you have a quick question about our processes, or the ECU research experience, please email To find out more about research at ECU, visit our Research Degrees or Graduate Research School web pages.

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Form response

About you

(Please include country and area codes)

Do you identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?:

Your intended study program

For more information about available Doctorates and Masters by Research Programs at ECU, visit our Research Degrees web page.

Part-time candidature and/or online study may not be possible in all research fields.

Research interests

In which research area do you wish to undertake your research?

In order to match your research interests with potential supervisor(s) please briefly outline an abstract of your proposed research project or research interests (300-500 words).

Would you consider a different topic of research within a similar discipline in discussion with a higher degrees coordinator in the school?

Are you in discussions with an ECU academic regarding supervision?

Academic qualifications and Research training experience

If you have an online profile outlining your research experience (for example LinkedIn or Researchgate) please provide the URL below.

If you do not have an online profile please list qualifications you have attained, or are currently studying for all previous tertiary studies below.

Do any of your qualifications have a research component?

Was this degree completed 100% in the English Language?

Are you requesting a transfer from an incomplete program at another university?

List previous relevant research experience/employment or provide a link to an online profile.

List any publications or conference papers that you have had published within the last five years, including link if available.

List any professional qualifications, memberships, presentations, performances, awards and prizes or any other relevant information.

Financial support

Please complete this section as best as possible. For information about potential financial assistance, visit our scholarships or Research Training Scheme web pages.

If you have further questions about scholarships, please contact

Please nominate your main source(s) of financial support while studying a research course at ECU:

Name of program(s)

If you are applying for a scholarship, when is the deadline by which a response to your application is required.

Name of program(s)

If you are applying for a scholarship, when is the deadline by which a response to your application is required.

Is your ability to undertake this course dependent on an ECU or Australian scholarship?

English Language Proficiency

There are minimum English competency requirements for entry into ECU Postgraduate courses. If you were born outside of Australia, you may need to satisfy these requirements. For more information about minimum English requirements, visit our english competency web page.

Is English your first language?

Have you completed one of the following English competencies? (Tick all that apply)


Please note that test results are valid for two years from the date of the test, and must be still valid in the month you commence your program.


Please complete all of the contact details below that apply to you, our preferred method of contact with you will be email. However we may communicate with you via other methods if appropriate.

(Provide addresses for alternate email, Facebook profile, Skype username or Google+ address)

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