IITB-Monash joint PhD

Monash University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) are pleased to announce the extension of the current IITB Joint Award program to accommodate students whose home campus is Monash University in Australia.

The three year pilot program commenced in 2017 to enable four new enrolments per year, within the Faculties of Engineering and Science, into the IITB-Monash University Joint Award PhD/Doctoral Program.

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

In addition, students will undertake a period of no less than 12 months, post confirmation (ie, after their first 12 months of enrolment) at IITB in India.

  • Australia/NZ and international students based in Australia should apply to Monash.
  • Indian students should apply to IITB.


Monash University will provide up to four (4) of the following scholarships to assist in the development of this important research.

  • a full tuition fee sponsorship will be provided by Monash faculties for course duration (up to maximum 42 months) (value depends on course of admission, please refer to Study at Monash for details), plus
  • a living allowance (stipend) provided by Monash University. The RTP Scholarship Policy and Procedures, including eligibility and provisions apply.

Note: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) must be paid by the student, unless covered by the faculty.

Research areas

All projects to be undertaken by Monash based IITB-Monash Joint Award students will be agreed upon and approved by both Monash and IITB. Interested applicants should contact your faculty to discuss available research areas and projects.


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 Faculty to which you have applied will contact you to arrange an interview date and time. Please note that this interview may be conducted by Skype.

See this page for more details on how to apply and please note that applicants should select "Research degree only" as the application type.

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