Expression of interest for admission to HDR


Prospective candidates for a higher degree by research must email an expression of interest (EOI) to the Faculty of Law before being invited to apply for admission to a course.

The Faculty Research Services office will assess the EOI and determine if the course eligibility criteria have been met and suitable supervision and resources are available. You do not need to find a supervisor prior to submitting your EOI. However, if there is a particular academic with whom you wish to discuss your proposed research or the possibility of supervision, you are welcome to contact that staff member.

Higher degree by research courses include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

How to submit an expression of interest

To submit an EOI, email the following to

The subject line of your email should be "EOI - Your full name - Country (for international applicants)".

1     Research proposal (Please see the structure required by the Faculty).

From 2019 research proposals of outstanding successful scholarship applicants at Monash University will also be considered for a new top-up stipend scholarship scheme known as "Raydon Scholarship".  To be considered for a Raydon Scholarship, the research proposal must touch on issues relating to social justice, social inclusion, human rights, sustainability or environment, or social policy for the betterment of society.

2    Curriculum vitae (CV)

3    Copies of academic transcripts.

The Faculty will assist in identifying suitable supervisors, although the research proposal could nominate one or more staff members.

4    Address the following questions:

(a) Do you intend to enrol full time or part time?
(b) Do you intend to enrol as an internal or external candidiate?
(c) If you are intending to enrol full time, do you need a stipend (living allowance) to support you in your studies?
(d) If you are an international student, do you need tuition funding (fee waiver) in order to undertake the degree?
(e) If you have answered "yes" to (c) or (d), do you have your own funding or will you be applying for funding from Monash University?

Timelines for submission of expression of interest

*    For candidature only: any time during the year; and
*    For candidature and Monash University scholarships: at least 8 weeks before the closing date of each scholarship round.

What happens next?

The Faculty will advise if the course entry requirements have been met and appropriate supervision is available. Where this is the case, prospective candidates will be invited to submit a formal application for course admission via the Monash University online system.

Please note: An invitation to make a formal application following a successful Faculty preliminary assessment does not guarantee admission to any course.