Choosing Referees

A suitable referee is an individual who is well acquainted with your education and abilities. References from your relatives, friends and colleagues are not acceptable.

Referees should be academic in nature if at all possible. Referees of a professional nature will be accepted in situations where the applicant’s professional experience is most relevant.

Referees should be able to comment on your:

  • Academic ability and record
  • Research ability and record
  • Language and communication ability
  • Professional experience and skill