Graduate Research School

Changing or adding supervisors

 

Further information

Joint enrolment


Enrolment type

A supervisor and a student give a lecture

You can change supervisors or invite an additional person to act as a supervisor during your research higher degree.

Discuss your request with your current and intended supervisors, and graduate research co-ordinator. An application for change of supervisor must be submitted to the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office.


Types of supervisors

For a summary of the types of supervisors and conditions of appointment, please visit the Appointment of Supervisors of Higher Degree by Research Students page.

Joint supervisors

If you are enrolled in one school - your "home" school - you may still have supervisors based in different schools. The number of schools from which supervisors may come is not limited.

Funding arrangements

Joint supervision does not result in any adjustment of funding by the University.  All of the funding for that candidate will go to the "home" school.

If schools agree that some payment should be made to the "joint" supervisors school as a result of the supervision, the amount is negotiated between the two schools and the payment is arranged internally, usually via a T-form.