How to apply for a research degree

Please follow these steps in order to apply for admission into a research degree in Education.

Step 1: Review course and check your eligibility

You will find the admission requirements, course outline and progression requirements in the relevant course details and handbook below.

Course details Course code Handbook Commencement / application dates
Doctor of Philosophy 0079 Handbook for Doctoral Degrees No fixed commencement dates, apply any time.
Master of Education
(thesis and coursework)
3204 Handbook for Master's by Research Commence Term 1: 1 January
Commence Term 3: 1 July

Submit your application at least one month prior to above commencement dates.

English Language Proficiency

If English is not your first language, you must meet the minimum requirements for English Language Proficiency.

Pathways to research

If you do not have sufficient training in research, please see Pathways to research available to you.

Step 2: Find a supervisor

Type your research interest(s) in the search box below, or if known, a researcher's name. This will allow you to find all staff who specialise, supervise or publish in the areas you are interested in.


Once you have found a researcher that you believe could supervise your project, send them an email including the below information. Please do not send a bulk email to a number of researchers.

  1. Complete academic transcripts
  2. Research proposal
  3. CV/Resume

If a researcher agrees to supervise your research project, keep a copy of the email confirming this arrangement, as you will need to attach it to your application.

Step 3: Submit an Expression of Interest form online

Once you have found a supervisor who has agreed to supervise your research project, please lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) form. The answers you provide in the EOI are used to make an initial assessment of your eligibility. You must complete this form in order to receive an Invitation to Apply for a research degree.

Expression of Interest form

If your EOI is successful, we will send you an Invitation to Apply, and you can proceed to the next step. Please note that an Invitation to Apply does not guarantee an offer of admission to the degree.

If your EOI is unsuccessful, you will not receive an Invitation to Apply. However, we will provide you with feedback and/or alternate pathways.

Step 4: Submit a formal application online

Only applicants who have received an Invitation to Apply can proceed with formal application.

You will receive a direct link for applying online as part of your Invitation to Apply email.

When submitting your online application, you will have a chance to indicate if you wish to be considered for Monash scholarship. Applications for the current scholarship round close on 31 May 2017. This round is open to both international and domestic applicants.

Important notice: From 1 June 2017, the closing dates for international scholarship applicants will change - see the Scholarship closing dates page.

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