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Forms, policies and guidelines

This page details the key policies, forms and guidelines applicable to the research journey. The forms and guidelines listed below can also be found in other pages of this website, along with detailed information on the procedures associated with their use.

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The main ECU policies relating to research and higher degrees include:

Other policies relating to student matters can be found in ECU’s Policy and Legislation Directory.

Forms and guidelines

Postgraduate Research Training Procedures

Confirmation of candidature

Management of candidature

Thesis examination

Postgraduate funding support

Learning and Publication Plans

Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Examiners, Reviewers and Supervisors

Student Agreements

Examiner guidelines and reports

Doctor of Philosophy (with Oral Examination)

Doctor of Philosophy (without Oral Examination)

Master by Research

Professional Doctorate


Please note that the Application to Work on Scholarship form has been replaced with the HDR Scholarship Entitlement Request form. If you are completing your progress report and worked less than 208 hours Mon-Fri this semester, you are not required to submit this form as this falls within the allowed work hours under your scholarship conditions.

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