2.6 Application procedures

2.6 Application procedures

All research degree and scholarship applications at Monash  University are handled via a single online application form available here.

New enrolment applications may be submitted throughout the year. Applications  for scholarships, however, must be submitted in accordance with application closing dates.

The intake for professional doctorates is limited to the commencement of each  semester. The same may apply for PhD students who have a skills training or  coursework component in their program. Admission into professional doctorate  programs may also involve a formal interview.

Applicants are encouraged to:

  1. check their eligibility;
  2. find a potential  supervisor who could supervise a research project proposed by the applicant  (for applications approved after 1 January 2012, two supervisors are required);
  3. complete and submit the  online application.

All of  the following information must be provided before consideration can be given to  an application:

  • officially certified  transcripts of the applicants' academic record, including full details of all  complete and incomplete course attempts and grades obtained;
  • details of published  papers, if any;
  • details of any  experience since graduation that is relevant to the proposed field of research;
  • in the case of  applicants for whom English is not their first language, documentary evidence  of English proficiency; and
  • evidence of any  government financial support or other scholarship offered to the applicant.

The general  field of study, supervision arrangements and the availability of requisite  resources and facilities should be discussed thoroughly with the prospective  student before the academic unit forwards the application to the relevant  faculty office for endorsement.

If  appropriate supervision and resources can be provided by the academic unit to  suitably qualified applicants, the application will be approved by the head of  the relevant academic unit and then forwarded to the Graduate Studies Committee  of the relevant faculty. All doctoral applications must receive faculty  endorsement before transmission to the Graduate Research Committee for  consideration (the Graduate Research Steering Committee meets once a week to  review applications for admission). In all cases, the Committee will need to be  assured that the prospective student meets the eligibility criteria and that  suitable facilities and effective supervision are available for the duration of enrolment.

2.6.1 Australian Sanctions Compliance Policy

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