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Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC)

The Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) provides administrative services to all higher degree by research candidates at the University of Sydney. HDRAC is the point of contact from enrolment through to graduation, and provides support around:

  • progress reviews
  • candidature variations
  • thesis examinations
  • PRSS
  • stipend payments

HDRAC is a good contact point for advice on understanding the policy and procedures governing postgraduate research study. If you have an issue or concern, they can direct you to the appropriate person in your faculty or the University or will refer you to other services and resources to support your research study.

Contact HDRAC:

Location: Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02), Darlington Campus
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (02) 8627 4343

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:

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*MARNs 1911813, 1912229