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About HDRAC (Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre)


The Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) provides administrative services for the candidature-related requirements of all postgraduate research students. Contact HDRAC for assistance at any stage of your candidature or study, from enrolment to graduation, especially for issues such as:

  • Candidature variations, eg. Change from full-time to part-time
  • Progress Reviews
  • Thesis examination
  • Credit for coursework units of study.

HDRAC is a handy contact point for advice on understanding the policy and procedures governing postgraduate research study. HDRAC can also direct you to the appropriate person in your faculty or the University to address particular concerns, or will refer you to other services and resources to support your research study.


Contact HDRAC:

Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Law School:

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney Business School, Faculty of Engineering and IT, Sydney Conservatorium of Music:

Faculty of Medicine and Health:
Location: Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Phone (02) 8627 4343

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