2.6 Application procedures
All research degree and scholarship applications at Monash are handled via a single online application form available at http://www.monash.edu.au/study/research/.
New enrolment applications may be submitted throughout the year. Applications for scholarships, however, must be submitted in accordance with the application closing dates.
Research master's students with a skills training or coursework component must normally commence the degree on the date specified by their faculty. Research master's students with no skills training or coursework component may commence the degree at any time of the year.
Applicants are encouraged to:
- check their eligibility;
- find a potential supervisor who could supervise a research project proposed by the applicant (most research master's students are required to have two supervisors);
- 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 applicant's 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 research master's applications must receive faculty endorsement before transmission to the Graduate Research Committee (GRC) for consideration. In all cases, GRC 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.