6. Accepting your offer

6. Accepting your offer

Step 1: Entry requirements Step 2: Find a supervisor Step 3: Research proposal Step 4: Scholarships Step 5: Submit Step 6: Review Offer and Accept

Congratulations on receiving an offer for a higher degree research program at Macquarie University!

For more information about accepting your offer, see below.

BPhil - Domestic

If you are a domestic candidate (Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) who has received a Bachelor of Philosophy offer from Macquarie University, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

  1. In order to accept your offer, please complete the Acceptance pack and return it to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  2. Once you have accepted your offer, please download and read / complete the following: 
    • Research enrolment form This will need to be completed and returned to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au at least two weeks before the start of session.
    • Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)  – this is a government form that is completed in eStudent. Please note this must be completed in order for enrolment to proceed. Information on completing the form is available here.
    • The Living Allowance claim form (only applicable to eligible, full time candidates). You must read the Conditions of Award before completing your Living Allowance claim form. Once completed it should be emailed to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
    • The Unit Selection form (USF) Please refer to the 2020 Handbook for details of the core units and electives for your program (search using the term ‘Bachelor of Philosophy’). When selecting units of study, you will be required to consult with, and arrange a signature of approval from your departmental MRes Advisor. Upon the Advisor’s signature, the form can be submitted to your Faculty HDR Administration office, who will arrange the Faculty Associate Dean or delegate’s signature. The completed form will then be forwarded to the HDR Office. You should aim to have the USF with your faculty 2-4 weeks before the start of session to ensure prompt enrolment into your units.

We would also encourage you to browse the coursework timetablesfee information, and information relating to Commonwealth Supported Places  prior to the commencement start date.

Session 1 2020 classes commence Monday 24 February 2020.

Master of Research Year 1 - International

If you are an international candidate who has received a Master of Research Year 1 offer, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

  1. In order to accept your offer, please complete the Acceptance pack and return it to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  2. Once you have sent us your Acceptance Pack/CoE Request form (including OSHC payment and Commencement Fee), we will issue you with a CoE document that will enable you to apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).
  3. When you have been issued a student visa, please send a copy of your visa to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au . This will trigger the pre-enrolment preparation process for International students.

As enrolment takes place after you arrive at Macquarie University we would encourage you to arrive at our office at least 2 weeks before the start of session so that you can get your units organised and be settled in Sydney before enrolment.

Note. Please remember to bring along all the original or certified academic transcripts copies (for every degree/qualification), as well as the original or certified testamur of your qualifications along with your passport and visa to Macquarie University. Enrolment cannot proceed without verification of these documents.

Session 1 2020 classes commence Monday 24 February 2020.

Master of Research Year 2 - Domestic

If you are a domestic candidate (Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) who has received a Master of Research Yr 2 offer, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

  1. In order to accept your offer, please complete the Acceptance Pack and return it to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  2. Once you have accepted your offer, please download and read/complete the following: 

Candidates must submit completed forms to the OHDRTP. You will be enrolled with a commencement date of 1st January (session 1) or 1st July (session 2). The OHDRTP will commence enrolment as of these dates, and you will receive a confirmation email once your enrolment has been finalised.

Master of Research Year 2 - International

If you are an International candidate who has received a Master of Research Yr 2 offer, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

  1. In order to accept your offer, please complete the Acceptance Pack and return it to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  2. Note:  Before you accept your offer you should read the MRES Fee and Refund Guide to ensure you understand both your obligations and the university's, regarding tuition fees. If you are in receipt of a Macquarie University or Commonwealth funded scholarship you must also read the Conditions of Award.
  3. Once you have sent us your Acceptance Pack/CoE Request form (including OSHC payment and Commencement Fee), HDRO will issue you with a CoE that will enable you to apply for your Student Visa (subclass 500).
  4. When you have been issued a student visa, please send a copy of your visa to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au . This will trigger the pre-enrolment preparation process for International students.

As enrolment takes place after you arrive at Macquarie University we would encourage you to arrive in Sydney at least 1-2 weeks before the start of session so that you can get settled before enrolment. Please come to the OHDRTP reception for enrolment.

Note. Please remember to bring along all the original or certified academic transcripts copies (for every degree/qualification), as well as the original or certified testamur of your most recent qualification to Australia for your enrolment. Enrolment cannot proceed without verification of these documents.

For MRes Yr 2 candidates, Session 1 commences from 1st January and Session 2 commences from 1st July.

MPhil or PhD - domestic (new candidate)

If you are a domestic candidate (Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) who has received a MPhil or PhD offer, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

  1. In order to accept your offer, please complete the Acceptance Pack and return it to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  2. Once you have accepted your offer, please download and read/complete the following: 

Once we receive the completed forms, you will be enrolled on your nominated start date. You will receive a confirmation email once your enrolment has been finalised.

MPhil or PhD - domestic (progressing candidate)

If you are a domestic candidate (Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) who has received an offer to progress from the MRes into a MPhil or PhD, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

  1. In order to accept your offer, please complete the Acceptance Pack and return it to mres.progression@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  2. Once you have accepted your offer, please download and read/complete the following: 

Once we receive the completed forms, you will be enrolled on your nominated start date. You will receive a confirmation email once your enrolment has been finalised.

MPhil or PhD - international (new candidate)

If you are an international candidate who has received a MPhil or PhD offer, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

  1. In order to accept your offer, please complete the Acceptance Pack and return it to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  2. Note:  Before you accept your offer you should read the HDR Fee and Refund Guide to ensure you understand both your obligations and the university's, regarding tuition fees. If you are in receipt of a Macquarie University or Commonwealth funded scholarship you must also read the Conditions of Award.
  3. Once you have sent us your Acceptance Pack/CoE Request form (including OSHC payment and Commencement Fee), HDRO will issue you with a CoE that will enable you to apply for your Student Visa (subclass 500).

As enrolment takes place after you arrive at Macquarie University we would encourage you to arrive in Sydney at least 1-2 weeks before the start of session so that you can get settled before enrolment.  Please come to the OHDRTP reception for enrolment.

Note. Please remember to bring along all the original or certified academic transcripts copies (for every degree/qualification), as well as the original or certified testamur of your most recent qualification to Australia for your enrolment. Enrolment cannot proceed without verification of these documents.

MPhil or PhD - international (progressing candidate)

If you are an international candidate who has received an offer to progress from the MRes into a MPhil or PhD, you will need to complete the following to accept your offer:

Note:  Before you accept your offer you should read the HDR Fee and Refund Guide to ensure you understand both your obligations and the university's, regarding tuition fees. If you are in receipt of a Macquarie University or Commonwealth funded scholarship you must also read the Conditions of Award.

Once you have sent us your Acceptance Pack/CoE Request form (including OSHC payment and Commencement Fee), HDRO will issue you with a CoE that will enable you to apply for your Student Visa (subclass 500).

As enrolment takes place after you arrive at Macquarie University we would encourage you to arrive in Sydney at least 1-2 weeks before the start of session so that you can get settled before enrolment. Please come to the OHDRTP reception for enrolment.

Content owner: HDR Research Training and Partnerships Last updated: 11 Nov 2019 12:55pm

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