Apply and enrol: Higher Degrees by Research

Applications for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) courses with Monash, as managed through the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA), are assessed against a number of research admission criteria.

These include:

  • Applicants must satisfy all University minimum course entry requirements (PhD or Master's)
  • Applicants must demonstrate a capacity to successfully initiate and sustain a significant research project over the duration of the course.
  • Assessment of proposed research project supports the potential contribution to the discipline and field of research.
  • Availability of appropriate resources and supervisory expertise within the Faculty.

All prospective applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest.

Expressions of Interest (and accompanying documents) must be submitted to the MADA Graduate Research Office by the following dates.

Round Applicant Type EOIs Close Scholarship Applications Close
1* International  4 March 31 March
2* Domestic 3 May 31 May
3 International 15 July 31 August
4 Domestic 16 September 31 October

*not available for Master of Fine Art

Following academic consideration of the Expression of Interest, suitable applicants may be invited (that is, given an Invitation to Apply) to submit a formal application for admission and/or scholarship to Monash University.

Monash University will not consider applications that do not have an Invitation to Apply from the Faculty.

An Invitation to Apply does not guarantee an offer of admission and will be subject to any conditions stipulated on the invitation.

Steps to application for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at MADA