Applications for a PhD, research masters, course transfer and/or centrally managed scholarships are submitted through the Graduate Research Admission and Scholarship Application portal.
Prior to starting your application, we strongly encourage you to review our Application Submission Guide, which details all required supporting documentation and provides further useful information on our Graduate Research Admission and Scholarship Application portal.
Key submission and outcome dates
|International applications||Enrolment period|
|R1||open 1 September to 31 March||July – December of the current year|
|R3||open 1 April to 31 August||January – June of the following year|
For new students: Applications for admission can take up to six weeks to be processed, and will usually be assessed after scholarship results have been released.
For new and currently enrolled students: Scholarship outcomes are released approximately six weeks after the scholarship round has closed.
Applying with us
Congratulations on taking the first steps in applying to undertake your research degree with us!
Below is everything you need to know when applying for:
- doctorates (PhD – including internal and external transfers);
- research masters;
- centrally managed scholarships;
- Monash University Malaysia;
- joint research awards; and
- higher doctorates.
PhD, research masters, course transfers and centrally managed scholarships
Applying is a simple three step process.
1. Check your eligibility
Admission into a Monash graduate research degree is dependant upon meeting the entry requirements specific to the course for which you are applying.
All graduate research degrees have minimum academic entry requirements which must be met by all applicants. Some courses have additional requirements which are outlined in the relevant course entry in the Monash University handbook.
The minimum academic entry requirements differ depending on the graduate research degree:
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.
2. Submit an expression of interest
Prior to applying for a graduate research degree, you will need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to the relevant faculty or academic unit.*
Each faculty has a different EOI process so please read any instruction provide carefully and make sure you are aware of any applicable closing dates, particularly if you are applying for a scholarship.
Art, Design and Architecture │ Arts │ Business and Economics │ Education │ Engineering │ Information Technology │ Law │ Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences │ Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences │ Science│Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI)│Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)
If your EOI is successful, the faculty will issue you with an Invitation to Apply.
*Not all applicants are required to submit an EOI, please refer to the application guide for further information.