Examiners’ Reports

Once all the necessary approvals have been received, your thesis will be sent to the examiners. The examiners are asked to examine your thesis within six weeks. Students should be aware that sometimes circumstances prevent examiners from returning their report in time and delays are sometimes expected.

When all the examiners’ reports have been received, they are sent to the Postgraduate Coordinator. The Postgraduate Coordinator will advise the Graduate Research School's Thesis Submission Team who will contact the candidate by e-mail regarding the reports and the required revisions. The candidate should follow the instructions given. When the revisions are completed and submitted, the Postgraduate Coordinator will advise GRS. The Postgraduate Coordinator's recommendation then goes to the Faculty Higher Degree Committee for final approval of the candidate's completion of the thesis process. Please see the Graduate Research School website for more details.

Digital Copy

Prior to graduating, you are required to provide two digital (electronic) copies of the final version of your thesis. A final paper version of the thesis is no longer required. Please refer to the Graduate Research School website for further information.

Candidates at the Prince of Wales Clinical School must also submit a digital copy of their final thesis to the Postgraduate Administrator.


Once the thesis and been approved and the candidate has been cleared for graduation, students will received a letter from the Graduate Research School.

The Graduations Office will then send further instructions regarding the graduation ceremony and other important information.  

Further details on graduation are available on the UNSW Graduations website.