How to apply
Monash Business School Graduate Research Programs
Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Research Program at Monash Business School. In order to commence the application process, please lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) online for a preliminary assessment.
EOIs for admission only are accepted throughout the year.
EOIs for scholarship applications must be submitted to the Monash Business School Graduate Research Office by the respective dates listed in the table below:
|Scholarship rounds||EOIs close||Formal applications close||Enrolment period|
|Round 1 (International)||21 February||31 March||Jul – Dec|
|Round 2 (Domestic)||23 April||31 May||July – Dec|
|Round 3 (International)||24 July||31 August||Jan – Jun|
|Round 4 (Domestic)||23 September||31 October||Jan – Jun|
We seek PhD applicants who demonstrate excellence in prior study, and have ambition to address global challenges through a graduate research degree. To be competitive for a Monash scholarship, we seek applicants who:
- Graduated in the top 10-20% of their degree, or research year cohort
- Graduated from a well ranked university for your country
- Research publications will be viewed favourably
- Possess excellent written and verbal English skills
If you are applying for a Monash Scholarship you must:
Have completed a 4-year Bachelors degree, or a 2-year Masters degree (or near completed):
- in a field relevant to the Department you are applying to;
- with an average degree and thesis mark equivalent to at least an H1 (First Class Honours; 80%), or the equivalent to an H1 for your institution;
- your degree must include a significant research component of at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis
If you are applying for entry as Candidature-only (with a non-Monash scholarship):
As above, however, you may still be eligible to apply with an average degree and/or thesis mark equivalent to an H2A (Second Class Honours; 75-79%) (or the equivalent to an H2A for your institution).
Please note English Language Requirements: Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University. If your first language is not English (i.e. you originate from a country where English is not the official primary language), then the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements must be satisfied. Applications cannot be considered if you do not meet the English criteria. Please familiarise yourself with Monash University English language proficiency requirements.
Overview of minimum English Language Test requirements
Further information on ELP is available here.
If you meet the above requirements, please proceed to Step 2.
For further information on the application process, please refer to this page.
A Monash Business School PhD degree can be completed in any of our Departments/Centres where sufficient expertise and resources are available. You should investigate the research disciplines within our faculty as well as potential supervisors that are working in your field of interest. When completing your application you will need to select a relevant Department from one of those below:
Once you have a selected a Department, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form at the link below. This form will be forwarded to your nominated Department for assessment and you may be requested to attend an interview.
As part of your EOI application, you will need to submit copies of the following documents:
- Official academic transcripts (tertiary level only) including grading scale and evidence of completion
- Any publications (relevant conference papers can also be uploaded)
- Evidence of satisfying English language requirements
- Current residency status
- Evidence of any scholarship you are receiving
- Any academic awards you have received
Please note: These documents will be used for an initial assessment and you will be asked to re-submit copies of these documents, along with further evidence if you are invited to proceed with a formal application.
If your Expression of Interest demonstrates eligibility and the Department has the resources and expertise to take you on as a graduate research student, you will receive an Invitation to Apply.
After you have received an invitation to apply you can then proceed to submit an application via the online application portal. Please go here to find further advice on submitting your application. Your will be asked to provide the following during the application process:
- Research Proposal
- Academic Transcripts
- Class Ranking
- Final Year Reports/Thesis
- Relevant Work Experience
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Once you’ve submitted your application, it will be reviewed and you will be notified via email of the outcome. For candidature only applications, please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed.
If you are offered a place at Monash, your letter of offer will explain the enrolment process.