Doctor of Philosophy – PhD

The opportunity to take up independent research through the Monash Doctoral Program is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences we can offer you.

When considering a PhD with us, it is also important to consider your eligibility for a research scholarship, which can support you while studying.

You typically apply for a scholarship and a research degree at the same time, so be sure to understand your eligibility for both.

In general, you must have high English language proficiency and academic results – typically at H1 or H2A level from bachelor degree with a fourth-year research component, but equivalent qualifications are also considered.

You can also apply if you have a master’s degree, which normally should include a significant research component and be equivalent to at least a bachelor degree with honours. What is considered a significant research component will vary from discipline to discipline, but a grade of HIIA or higher is expected for a research thesis or project.

An H1 at Monash is equivalent to an overall grade of 80 per cent or higher and H2A to 70 per cent or higher.

The Handbook for Doctoral has more details of PhD eligibility.

It’s important to note that additional requirements apply for entry to our PhDs in Music Performance, Translation Studies and for staff.

If your qualifications don’t clearly meet the Handbook’s eligibility criteria, your experience as a researcher could be deemed equivalent. Check our eligibility equivalencies for further details.