DERC is a global network and welcomes international researchers and PhD students to visit the Australian office.

As we have a rolling list of visitors we ask that you make contact with an appropriate DERC person in your field of research to ensure that the office can accommodate your visit.

*Please note all visits are self-funded.


  • Make contact with a DERC academic and discuss your research interests and potential visit. Once you have confirmation that a DERC academic is happy to support your visit, please contact the DERC Coordinator at
  • If your visit is approved by the DERC Executive (they meet every month), the DERC Coordinator will arrange an official RMIT letter of support to assist with your Visa application.
  • The DERC Coordinator will then need to obtain some personal information so you can be allocated an RMIT email address (this will provide you with a network login, security access, library access and printing services – this is best arranged prior to your arrival)


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