HDR Admission and Scholarships

The College of Business and Law is dedicated to both knowledge creation (through research) and knowledge dissemination (through industry engagement and teaching).

This extends to our Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs. 

College of Business and Law scholarships are aligned to one of RMIT's Enabling Capability Platforms, Global Business Innovation. 

2020 HDR Admission and Scholarship guide


New applicants for admission into any of our Higher Degree by Research program may choose to either do so with a proposed project as underlined below or an independent topic of their own.  


All RMIT HDR scholarship awards for newly enrolled candidates in the College of Business and Law must align with one of the following projects. For new candidates applying for a scholarship through the admissions system, please ensure to include the title of your chosen project (from those listed below) in the field 'Proposed Research Title'. For a full description of these projects please refer to the Consolidated Project Descriptions (PDF).

Existing candidates and candidates with a current offer for admission to a program wishing to apply for HDR Scholarships, do not need to align with a project below. Please refer to the Scholarship website and submit an application for Scholarship only.

How to apply

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Past theses

For past theses and links to the full publications please visit the RMIT Research Repository.

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The HDR journey in the College of Business and Law

Learn more on how the College of Business supports its HDR candidates in their research training.

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If you have an inquiry about studying a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) in our school, please contact the relevant HDR Coordinator.
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