Monash PhD Program (Suzhou-based)
The Monash PhD Program (Suzhou-based) is for those students who want to enrol through Monash University but whose research will be undertaken at Monash Suzhou Research Institue (MSRI). Student research projects typically align with the Joint Graduate School (JGS) and Joint Research Institute (JRI) research and development activities, but may also include university wide projects where appropriate.
How to apply
To apply for a graduate research degree and/or scholarship at Monash Engineering please follow the following steps.
Before applying, you must ensure you meet the minimum academic entry requirements.
English language proficiency
All graduate research degrees require sound English language skills. It is important you understand what English language proficiency requirements are applicable, noting that certain faculties have higher requirements. Should you be required to undertake an English language proficiency test, ensure you check which tests are accepted by Monash.
Students who will be based at Suzhou, will be automatically considered for applying for a tuition-paying scholarship provided by the enrolling faculty, and a living stipend provided by Monash Suzhou.
Students’ academic records, research output, and research experience will be assessed through a competitive selection process.
Following the offer of admission into the PhD Program, students will be advised as to whether they have been awarded a living stipend by Monash Suzhou and a tuition waiver scholarship by the relevant faculty.
Fee information specific to your course can be found here.
All applications for Monash University graduate research courses must be accompanied by a valid invitation to apply.
To receive an invitation to apply, you will need to complete an EOI form and/or find a supervisor who agrees to supervise your research. The specific steps depend on the faculty, e.g. ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, MEDICINE, NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES, and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
It may take up to four weeks to receive an invitation, so make sure you start this as soon as you can.
Once the academic unit completes its preliminary assessment of your EOI form, an invitation to apply will be issued to you if your application is supported.
You should submit your admission application via the online application portal.
At the start of your application, you should select Monash Suzhou Research Institute as your campus. If you have any questions during the online application process, please contact MGRO Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your application is successful, an offer letter will be issued to you. Please follow the instructions to accept your offer and finalise your enrolment.
If you have any questions regarding offer acceptance, please contact MGRO Admissions Team at email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding enrolment process, please contact MGRO Candidature Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Monash's How to Apply for further information.
The Steps for a PhD Candidate to commence at Monash Suzhou can also be used as a general guide around the application process.
Monash PhD Program (JITRI-based)
The Monash PhD Program (JITRI-based) program is aimed at creating a talent training centre while conducting collaborative research between Monash and JITRI researchers.
The information of Monash PhD Program (Suzhou-based) also applies to the JITRI-based PhD program.
SEU-Monash Joint PhD Program
The SEU-Monash Joint PhD Program typically takes between three and four years of full- time study to complete. The bulk of these studies are undertaken at the SEU-Monash campus in Suzhou, China. Students also receive the benefit of the 'Australian experience', with one year of the program offered at the Monash campus in Australia.
Students will be jointly supervised by supervisors from both universities throughout their research. Those students who successfully complete their studies in the joint program will graduate with both a Monash and SEU PhD degree.
Students who are Chinese citizens will need to contact their professor at SEU to discuss their eligiblity for the program.
For those who narrowly miss Monash's English language requirements, a 10 week English bridging program may be the ideal way to get your English up to standard.
Please check the frequently asked Questions and Answers for this program.
To apply, please submit an application to your proposed Home Institution. Your Home Institution will assist you in completing all relevant documents, including the Joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Southeast University and Monash University Form and Joint PhD Student Schedule. These documents will be forwarded to the Host Institution for consideration.
An application for the Monash-SEU Joint PhD Program requires approval from both Monash and Southeast Universities and admission into SEU does not guarantee admission into Monash.