IITB-Monash joint PhD

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Monash University joint PhD award program supports four new enrolments each year in the faculties of Engineering and Science.

For this joint PhD, the students’ home campus will be at Monash University in Australia. Students will be required to undertake no less than 12 months (post confirmation, i.e. after their first 12 months of enrolment) at IITB in India.

Students are required to undertake all relevant elements of the Monash Doctoral Program. This may include coursework, training, academic progression milestones and examination processes.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will graduate with a joint PhD award from both IITB and Monash, receiving a dual-badged testamur.


The four students will be awarded the following scholarships:

  • a living allowance (stipend) provided by Monash University. The RTP Scholarship Policy and Procedures, including eligibility and provisions apply;
  • full tuition fee sponsorship provided by the relevant Monash faculty for up to a maximum of 42 months (value depends on course of admission, see Study Monash); and
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provided by the relevant Monash faculty for up to a maximum of 57 months.

Research areas

All proposed projects undertaken will be agreed upon and approved by both Monash and IITB. Interested applicants should contact the relevant faculty to discuss available research areas and projects.


Applications for the 2019 intake have now closed. Information on closing dates for the 2020 intake will be provided shortly.

See How to Apply, and when applying, please select "Research degree only" as the application type.

The selection and recommendation of admission for Monash-based applicants will follow standard Monash application procedures with the addition of a joint-institutional interview. The relevant faculty will contact applicants to arrange an interview date and time. Please note this interview may be conducted by Skype.

Doctor of Philosophy (IITB-Monash) in the Faculty of Engineering - course CRICOS code 095520A
Doctor of Philosophy (IITB-Monash) in the Faculty of Science - course CRICOS code 095519E
Monash University CRICOS provider code - 00008C