2.6 Application procedures

2.6 Application procedures

All research degree and scholarship applications at Monash  University are handled via a single online application form available here.

New enrolment applications may be submitted throughout the year. Applications  for scholarships, however, must be submitted in accordance with application closing dates.

The intake for professional doctorates is limited to the commencement of each  semester. The same may apply for PhD students who have a skills training or  coursework component in their program. Admission into professional doctorate programs may also involve a formal interview.

Applicants are encouraged to:

  1. check their eligibility;
  2. find a potential supervisor who could supervise a research project proposed by the applicant (for applications approved after 1 January 2012, two supervisors are required);
  3. complete and submit the  online application.

All of  the following information must be provided before consideration can be given to an application:

  • officially certified transcripts of the applicants' academic record, including full details of all complete and incomplete course attempts and grades obtained;
  • details of published  papers, if any;
  • details of any experience since graduation that is relevant to the proposed field of research;
  • in the case of applicants for whom English is not their first language, documentary evidence of English proficiency; and
  • evidence of any government financial support or other scholarship offered to the applicant.

The general field of study, supervision arrangements and the availability of requisite resources and facilities should be discussed thoroughly with the prospective student before the academic unit forwards the application to the relevant faculty office for endorsement.

If appropriate supervision and resources can be provided by the academic unit to  suitably qualified applicants, the application will be approved by the head of the relevant academic unit and then forwarded to the Graduate Studies Committee of the relevant faculty. All doctoral applications must receive faculty endorsement before transmission to the Graduate Research Committee for consideration. In all cases, the Committee will need to be assured that the prospective student meets the eligibility criteria and that suitable facilities and effective supervision are available for the duration of enrolment.

2.6.1 Australian Sanctions Compliance Policy

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