Welcome to the School of Mathematics
The School of Mathematics at Monash University offers an opportunity to build on the knowledge and experience gained from your Honours or MSc degree through its PhD and research masters programs. The School has a large, diverse, and vibrant research community of academic staff and postgraduate students. It is a world-class centre for research in diverse areas of mathematical sciences.
The School hosts a large and dynamic postgraduate community with students drawn from a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds. This creates a productive scientific environment as well as an active social atmosphere. Postgraduate students in the School are researching into topics that cover the entire spectrum of mathematics.
The School offers two research degrees: MPhil and PhD.
All PhD students will participate in the Monash Doctoral Program designed to prepare graduates with the skills and capabilities sought by employers.
Our academic staff are always looking for postgraduate students.
Find out about potential supervisors and their research areas here.
A wide range of scholarships are available for graduate research students at Monash University. We also offer travel and relocation allowances.
Additionally for international students, our tuition scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees and includes the cost of compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (single only).
Research course fees for Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are automatically covered under the Australian Research Training Program (RTP) Scheme. International applicants cannot be recipient of a tuition fee scholarship without being awarded a living allowance scholarship.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
Each level of graduate research requires different academic qualifications, please see:
Applicants must have previously completed a MSc (research) or BSc (Hons) or an equivalent degree which includes a research project of at least 6 months full time (or equivalent) duration.
We award a range of scholarships through a competitive selection process based on your academic record, research output, and research experience.
Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs.
- Identify potential supervisors matching your experience to their research interest.
- Submit a formal online Expression of Interest (EOI).
- If your EOI is successful, your potential supervisor will arrange an interview.
- If your interview is successful, you will receive a formal invitation letter from the School of Mathematics
- Submit your application online for candidature and scholarship.
International Applicants Round
- Application closing date 31st March or
- Application closing date 31st August
Domestic Applicants Round
- Application closing date 31st May
- Application closing date 31st October
Please click here for the relevant start dates for each round. The School of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Science.
Graduate Research Coordinator: John Chan