Prior completion of a research degree. For Australian/New Zealand applicants, this is usually an Honours degree (first class or 2A) in a relevant field. For other international applicants, this is usually a Masters degree with at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of research, including a thesis (with a grade corresponding to Honours 2A or higher (>70%) at a top Australian university). In exceptional cases, other research experience can also be considered.
Contact potential supervisors (typically via email) to express interest. Include your academic transcripts, your CV and a brief summary of your research interests and training goals.
Discuss mutual interests and possible research projects via email. If there is sufficient interest, set up a meeting (face to face, phone or Skype) to explore opportunities in more detail and to determine whether the supervisor is a good match for you. This is essential (and important!) before you submit an application.
Once you and the supervisor agree that you should submit an application, contact the Graduate Coordinator of the supervisors Department to introduce yourself and inform them that you will submit an application (cc the supervisor).
You will need evidence of your contact with a prospective supervisor which is necessary for your online application. You can ask your proposed supervisor to sign the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciencesexpression of interest form or alternatively you can upload copies of your email correspondence which demonstrates in principle support of your application.
Note for Special Biomedicine International scholarships (for students from the world's top 150 universities). Once you have found a supervisor and research project please contact BDI-Graduate.Program@monash.edu about applying for these scholarships.
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.