If you are under 35, I don’t think age is a big concern for the admissions committee. They mostly have to do with your raw brainpower and your ability to do reliable research.
Naturally, an admissions committee will review your major and consider what it says about you, whether it adds or diminishes research potential, and what the career change says about your goal. So a lot will depend on your unique story and experience.
Can you do a PhD at 50 in Australia?
There is no age limit for doing a PhD anywhere, including Australia. Learning should not be hindered by any obstacles. Sometimes people 50 and older feel uncomfortable taking a PhD course with a class full of young people. But it totally depends on the personality of the person, sometimes the person who is very socially active or has a carefree personality trait that the person hangs out with people under their age. There is nothing stopping you from learning if you decide to try it yourself. The answer to the big question is yes! You have to go.
It is not difficult to join a PhD course in Australia, whatever your age, starting at any age will give you the experience and you will be able to contribute to society with your achievements and your research. If you want to learn more about a certain topic and you couldn’t at a young age, that’s fine. If your goal is to get most of what you want today, go for it. There are many universities offering PhD courses in Australia, you may find yourself feeling like you don’t belong, but with a stronger will, these issues won’t bother you.
When is it too late to get a PhD?
As a college career coach, many people have asked me if it’s too late to get a Ph.D. Some of these people were even in their early twenties and feared that working for two years after earning their college degree would be irrevocably barred from college halls.
Others were past middle age and looking to change careers. Either way, the answer is ultimately no, it’s not too late to get a PhD. However, there are some important things to keep in mind if this is something you are considering.