Scholarships

Monash Law research students intending to enrol in the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy can apply for the postgraduate research scholarships.

Information on graduate research scholarships are available from the Monash Graduate Research Office. Apart from stipend and tuition fee scholarships, the Monash Graduate Research Office also offer top-up stipend scholarships to outstanding successful scholarship applicants. These are known as "Monash Graduate Excellence Scholarship" and "Raydon Scholarship".

If you are an international student you may apply for Australian Government Scholarships (Australia Awards).

Scholarship applications

Students intending to apply for scholarships are requested to submit their expression of interest to the Faculty at least 8 weeks before the closing date of each scholarship round.

There are four scholarship rounds each year.  Please refer to the scholarship application closing dates for each round.

Scholarship eligibility

Applicants who can establish first-class honours (H1) equivalency are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted online.

University Wide H1 Equivalence (H1E)

The Monash Graduate Research Office has established procedures to determine H1 equivalence. However, students applying for postgraduate scholarships in the Faculty of Law are advised to refer also to the Faculty-specific guidelines.

Faculty of Law Specific Guidelines for H1 Equivalence (H1E)

A. Graduate entry from Australian or New Zealand universities with LLB honours

A number of factors are considered in order to make allowance for the relatively small number of H1 degrees that are awarded to undergraduate law students. The principal factors that are considered in granting H1E to a Monash or other Australian or New Zealand Bachelor of Laws honours graduate include:

  • final class ranking
  • published articles in recognised refereed journals
  • performance in honours thesis and/or research papers
  • examiners' reports
  • proportions of students with honours degrees and number of H1 degrees awarded
  • prizes won
  • averages over the final two to three years of the undergraduate degree

B. Graduate entry from Australian or New Zealand universities with an ungraded honours degree

Some universities may only grade honours degrees where the student completes an honours research thesis. Students who have completed a Bachelor of Laws with honours, but no grade, will be considered for H1E. Factors to be considered are the same as those in Section A above.

C. Other graduates

Ungraded Master of Laws (Research)) (100% research component)

Students in this group can be in Australia or overseas. Examiners' reports and articles published in recognised refereed journals in English will also be considered

Ungraded Masters of Laws by coursework with a minor thesis of at least 66%

A minimum average of 80% is desirable for the coursework component. Examiners' reports, coursework averages and articles published in recognised refereed journals in English will also be considered.

Graded Master of Laws by coursework with a minor thesis component less than 66%

A minimum average of 80% is desirable for the coursework component of the course. The grade of the minor thesis (if appropriate), examiners' reports, coursework averages and articles published in recognised refereed journals in English will also be considered.

Contact us

Should you have any queries about research scholarships, please contact the Graduate Research Student Coordinator:

Phone: (+61 3) 990 53342
Email: law-graduate-research@monash.edu