How to apply
You need to complete four steps in order to apply to study a graduate research degree and / or a graduate research scholarship.
Before you begin, take a look at our focus areas and labs.
Your research proposal should address one or more of these themes or labs. They’re where our professional artists, designers, architects and urban planners seek to create knowledge, find innovative, industry-leading solutions to complex problems, and communicate the cultural enquiries of our time, and they’re where we’ll be able to support you in your own research.
Your research proposal can also list one or more of our supervisors if you already have a working relationship with them. It’s not essential though, and either way, we’ll work with you to identify suitable experts in your field of research.
Steps 1 & 2
We’ll verify you meet the degree’s requirements and obligations, and determine whether we’re able to support your proposed research with appropriate supervision. Once completed successfully, you’ll be granted an Invitation to Apply.
1. Check your eligibility
From the list below, click on the degree you’re interested in to be taken to its page. There, review its “Entry requirements” tab for details and applicable fees.
- Master of Arts (by research)
- Master of Design (by research)
- Master of Fine Art (by research)
- Art, Design and Architecture (PhD)
If you do not meet the entry requirements, there are alternative pathways you could take. They’re listed on the Pathways to research…
From time to time, we also have scholarships opportunities available. They’re listed on PhD scholarships…
2. Submit an Expression of Interest / receive an Invitation to Apply
To receive an Invitation to Apply, complete the:
You’ll need to provide five things in order to complete the form.
- Full transcripts of your academic qualifications, including, for each degree, results for each semester / unit
- Where relevant, proof of your English language competencies (IELTS results, transcripts)
- A draft research proposal – click a field of research to download the appropriate instructions
- A writing sample (for thesis-only applicants) or a folio (for practice/studio applicants)
- A Curriculum Vitae
Once you submit your Expression of Interest, within 4 weeks, you’ll receive a response from us with either feedback or a request for additional information, or an Invitation to Apply.
Steps 3 & 4
You’ll submit your Invitation to Apply as part of your formal application. Note that the process is highly competitive and an Invitation to Apply does not guarantee your application will be successful. Candidature is only offered when all entry criteria are met and verified, and we have the resources and supervisory capacity suitable for your proposed research. Once completed successfully, you’ll be granted a Letter of Offer.
3. Prepare your documentation
More information will be provided with your Invitation to Apply. You might also review Step 3: Prepare your documentation on the Monash Graduate Research Office’s page How to apply...
4. Submit your Application / receive a Letter of Offer
More information will be provided with your Invitation to Apply.
Note that there are key dates to be aware of, depending on whether you're applying for admission, a scholarship, or both. They're under Step 4: Submit your Application on the Monash Graduate Research Office’s page How to apply...
Once you submit your Application, within 6 weeks, you'll receive a response from the Monash Graduate Research Office with either feedback or a request for additional information, or a Letter of Offer.
For more information
Any questions or concerns? Please get in touch.
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