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Step 1: check your eligibility

Monash University offers a large range of graduate research degrees and scholarships.

Identifying the course you wish to pursue is the first step in applying for a world-class graduate research degree at Monash University.

You can start this by searching for courses or checking the Monash University Handbook.


The minimum entry criteria for admissions are available below:

Masters by Research Doctoral Degree Professional Doctorate Higher Doctorate
English Language Proficiency English Language Proficiency English Language Proficiency English Language Proficiency
Academic Qualifications Academic Qualifications Academic Qualifications Academic Qualifications
  • Music performance
  • Translation studies
  • Journalism
  • Doctor of Psychology (DPsych)
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
  • Extra requirements

    Faculties often have additional requirements that are available in the Monash University Handbook.


    You can apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for admission. Many scholarships have common eligibility requirements as well as specific requirements.

    Faculty Scholarships can be found here

    If your qualifications don't clearly meet these eligibility criteria, any experience you have as a researcher could be considered equivalent. Check our eligibility equivalencies for more details.

    Step 2:  Obtain an invitation to apply and/or find a supervisor

    Graduate Research applications may only be submitted once you have obtained an invitation to apply. It may take you up to four weeks to obtain an invitation so you should initiate this process as soon as possible.

    It is important that you read and follow the instructions that each Faculty provides.

    Step 3: Prepare your documentation

    When completing your application, you will be required to upload copies of documents which include at least the following:

    • Academic curriculum vitae,
    • Academic transcripts,
    • Proof of Citizenship,
    • Proof of meeting the University’s English language proficiency,
    • Referee reports, and
    • Research proposal.

    Further documentation may be required depending on your individual circumstances. Please refer to our step-by-step guide for detailed information.

    It is your responsibility to provide all supporting documents. Applications where information or documentation is incomplete may not be considered. You will be asked to submit original or correctly certified documents at enrolment.

    Note: If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide certified translated copies. Monash prefers NAATI qualified translators.

    Step 4: Submit an application

    Once you have your invitation to apply and prepared your documentation you may submit an application.

    If you wish to be considered for a competitive, merit-based scholarship simply indicate this on the application form. There is no need to fill out a separate application form.

    Review our Step-by-step application guide prior to creating an application.

    What's Next?

    Applications can take up to six weeks to be processed. Once the assessment process is complete you will be formally notified of the outcome. If you have applied for a scholarship you will be advised of the scholarship decision at the conclusion of the scholarship round.

    If you receive an offer of admission and/or an offer of scholarship support, you are required to formally accept or decline the offer(s).

    Did not get an offer?

    Have a look at our website for information on your options.