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Life cycle of a student

Your candidature consists of timelines that mark your progress towards successful completion of your research degree.

View the printable whole-of-candidature life cycle diagram (PDF file 98kb). Use the interactive diagram for each stage of your research degree:

  1. Commencing (the first 6 to 12 months of a research degree)
  2. Continuing (the next 1-3 years of a doctorate or 6 to 18 months of a masters by research)
  3. Completing (the last year of a doctorate or the last 6 months of a masters by research).