Scholarship

Applicants can ONLY apply online.

1. Overview of the scholarship rounds

Graduate research scholarships are offered to both domestic and international applicants to undertake a graduate research program at one of Monash University's Australian campuses.

Full details including a step-by-step application guide are available on the Monash Graduate Education (MGE) website.

2. Additional Faculty-specific information for scholarship applicants

Please review the following information when preparing your application.

Supervisor and Project

All applicants must nominate a prospective supervisor and research project prior to submitting their application. The principal areas of research by school, centre and institute are listed on the Faculty website, see Faculty Research Capabilities. The Find a Researcher page is also a good place to start looking for a supervisor.

Academic Unit

Applicants are requested to indicate their academic unit on the application form. This is the department, centre or school where your prospective supervisor holds their Monash staff appointment. Please consult with your prospective supervisor to confirm details if you are unsure.

Course

Applicants can select from a number of graduate research programs offered by the Faculty. For full details please visit Graduate Research Degrees. Please ensure that you meet the entry requirements for the course you specify in your application.

Admission and Enrolment Requirements for Doctor of Psychology (DPsych) applicants

Please read and follow the instructions provided by School of Psychological Sciences to complete the DPsych application.

Please note DPsych scholarship applications are only considered for commencement in February.

Applicants are strongly advised to commence the online application process as early as possible so that all required supporting documentation can be ready by the deadline.

Campus

Applicants must select a campus from the available list. This list includes the Faculty's main research sites and affiliated institutes, in addition to the official Monash campuses. If unsure, please discuss with your prospective supervisor.

Attendance mode

Applicants whose principal place of study will be at the selected campus must select 'internal' - this includes those physically based at medical research institutes. Applicants who intend to study at another location (interstate or overseas) must select 'external'.

Research Proposal

All applicants must submit and attach a research proposal of approximately 500 words to their application. Applicants may like to prepare this in conjunction with their prospective supervisor.

Medical graduates

All applicants who hold a medical qualification (for example, MBBS and/or FRACP) should enter this as 'other' in the qualification type.

Unsuccessful applicants

Unsuccessful applicants who are not already enrolled in a research program at Monash and who have indicated that they would still like to be admitted will be considered by the academic unit and the Faculty following the release of scholarship offers.

Applicants may contact the school and/or academic unit directly for feedback regarding their unsuccessful scholarship application.

3. Faculty scholarships

The Faculty offers the following scholarships annually for which all eligible applicants will be automatically considered.

Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Awards

This prestigious award is offered to the top scholarship recipients who have demonstrated outstanding academic merit.

Recipients commenced on or after 1 January 2017:

  • Benefits: a $3,000 p.a. ‘top-up’ to the recipient’s Research Training Program (RTP) stipend (or equivalent).
  • Duration: three years for doctoral applicants (with a possible 6 month extension) and 18 months for masters by research applicants (with a possible 6 month extension). The duration will be reduced by any periods of prior study undertaken towards the degree (if applicable).
  • Funding arrangements: fully funded by the Faculty.
  • Conditions of Award: Excellence Award Conditions for 2017 (329Kb  pdf)

Recipients commenced prior to 1 January 2017:

  • Benefits: a $5000 ‘top-up' to the recipient's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend (formerly APA) (or equivalent).
  • Duration: this is a one-off award with payments made over the first year of higher degree by research candidature.
  • Funding arrangements: fully funded by the Faculty.
  • Conditions of Award: Excellence Award Conditions for 2013 (64Kb  pdf)

Faculty Graduate Research International Scholarship (FGRIS)

The FGRIS pays the annual course tuition fee for the top international scholarship recipients on the Faculty's scholarship order of merit list who were not offered a Research Training Program (RTP) fee offset or MIPRS. Please note that Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is not included.

  • Benefits: full payment of the annual course tuition fee, equal to $39,900 (2017 rate).
  • Duration: three years for doctoral applicants (with a possible 6 month extension) and 18 months for masters by research applicants (with a possible 6 month extension). The duration of the award will be reduced by any periods of prior study undertaken towards the degree (if applicable).
  • Funding arrangements: equally funded by the Faculty and the enrolling academic unit.
  • Conditions of Award: FRGIS Conditions for 2017 (103Kb pdf)

Faculty Graduate Research Indigenous Award (FGRIA)

This prestigious award is offered to Indigenous Australian scholarship recipients who have demonstrated outstanding academic merit.

  • Benefits: a $3,000 p.a. ‘top-up' to the recipient's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend (or equivalent).
  • Duration: three years for doctoral applicants (with a possible 6 month extension) and 18 months for masters by research applicants (with a possible 6 month extension). The duration will be reduced by any periods of prior study undertaken towards the degree (if applicable).
  • Funding arrangements: fully funded by the Faculty.
  • Conditions of Award: FGRIA Conditions for 2017 (64Kb  pdf)

4. Department / School Scholarships

Some schools and departments may offer their own internal scholarships, please enquire directly with your prospective academic unit if any other scholarships or awards are available.

5. Faculty contact information

Should you require further Faculty-specific information please contact:

Faculty Research Office
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Email: med-research.degrees@monash.edu
Telephone: +61 3 9905 4313