Candidature progress and milestones


At the end of each year, you'll need to re-enrol through the Web Enrolment System (WES) to secure your position for the following year. If you don't, you might lose your place or have to pay late re-enrolment fees.

Candidature milestones

Over the course of your candidature you'll undertake three milestones: confirmation, a progress review and a final review. Each is a requirement you need to tick off.

After your final meeting with the milestone review panel, you can submit your Milestone Report Form online.

Find out more

In the Handbook for Doctoral Degrees.

Changes to your candidature

You'll need to fill out an online application for:

  • a leave of absence, sick leave, maternity leave, parental leave or jury duty (you don't need approval for annual leave)
  • an extension to your University scholarship
  • an extension for your thesis submission
  • return from leave or study away.

For a faculty scholarship extension form, contact the Graduate Research Services. For any other applications about your enrolment, visit Monash Graduate Education.

Thesis submission and examination

You can submit your thesis online. Find out how at Monash Graduate Education.


Celebrating your graduation with family and friends is a great way to cap off your degree. Remember to apply to graduate in your final year, whether you're planning to attend a ceremony or not.