How to apply
To apply for admission and scholarship funding, follow the steps below.
- 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.
- English language proficiency as evidenced by one of the following:
- Successful completion of tertiary studies in English (in a Monash University approved English language country);
- Completion of an English test such at IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of Academic English, Cambridge English. Minimum score requirements are found in the Monash University Handbook for Doctoral Degrees.
- Completing the Monash English Bridging Program.
For more details please see Monash admissions criteria.
- Review possible Research Labs and Supervisors
- 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 Sciences expression of interest form or alternatively you can upload copies of your email correspondence which demonstrates in principle support of your application.
- Proof of citizenship.
- A description of the proposed research project (typically prepared in collaboration with your prospective supervisor).
- Your official academic transcripts (both undergraduate and postgraduate) with an official English translation (where applicable) plus the grading schema of the institution.
- Your academic curriculum vitae.
- Copies of your research publications (published or accepted) on which you are an author.
- Evidence of your English proficiency such as the official results of IELTS or TOEFL.
- Two completed Referee report forms.
- Confirmation of employment (if applicable).
- Evidence of awards, prizes, scholarships (if applicable).
- Nomination of Agent form (for international students if you are applying via an education agent).
It is recommended that you also provide a copy of your Honours or Masters thesis and the examiners reports (if available).
- Go to the Monash University Graduate Research Admission and Scholarship Online application portal.
- Consult the step-by-step guide to assist you in completing the application form.
- Submit the application by the relevant deadline.
- 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.