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Three Minute Thesis

Can you do it?

One thesis. Three minutes.

Every year, universities all around the world hold the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition to celebrate the exciting research conducted by their PhD students.

In this competition, your challenge is to condense complex PhD research into a three-minute presentation for a general audience.

Along with the fun, excitement, and challenge, this is your opportunity to:

  • showcase your research
  • build your academic, presentation, and research communication skills
  • affirm and strengthen your confidence
  • raise your public profile
  • network with other graduate researchers
  • receive 2 hours of professional development credit towards the Monash Doctoral Program
  • win prizes and clinch the 2020 winner’s title

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia.

Monash University finalPrize
Winner $5000
Represent Monash University at the Asia-Pacific final in Queensland
Return trip and accommodation in Queensland (sponsored by Monash University)
Runner-up $2000
People's Choice $500 (sponsored by MPA)
Asia-Pacific finalPrize
Winner $5000
Runner-up $2000
People's Choice $1000

Monash University finals

An evening of smart entertainment and intrigue, the Monash 3MT final sees the finest performers from each faculty battle it out for the winner's title.

Date: Thursday 15 August 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: C1 Lecture Theatre, Clayton campus

Key dates 2019

MarchRegistrations open
May - JuneFaculty rounds
17 July Wildcard round
15 August Monash University finals
4 OctoberAsia-Pacific finals


The 3MT® at Monash University is delivered by the Monash Graduate Research Office.

Monash 3MT