Register to apply online

Once you are confident that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course and/or scholarship you want to apply for, you can register to use the online application form and familiarise yourself with the kinds of questions that you will be required to answer as part of your application.

Applying for a research degree and scholarship at Monash has never been easier with our online application form.

Allowing Monash staff to access your draft application enables us to provide you with personalised assistance before you submit your final application.

New local and international applications for PhD, professional doctorates, MPhil and faculty research master’s degrees and scholarships at all our Australian campuses can be submitted online.

Closing dates

Applications for scholarships-only or scholarship and research degrees close on 31 October and 31 May each year. You will be notified of the outcome of your scholarship application approximately six weeks after the closing date. Awardees yet to commence their degree, are required to enrol and take up their award by the preferred commencement date/s set by the faculty.

Research degree-only applications may be submitted at any time of the year, but restrictions may apply to your course commencement date if you must complete any coursework as part of the degree.

If you can’t submit an application online, email our Research Degrees Admissions Unit at research.degrees@monash.edu or phone +61 3 9905 1538.

Scholarship enquiries can be emailed to our Senior Research Scholarships Officer at hdrschol@monash.edu or phone +61 3 9905 1471.

Monash University Malaysia applications

If you intend to study at Monash University Malaysia, you can also use our online application process. But applications for scholarships available require a separate process, which is explained on the Monash University Malaysia website.

Monash South Africa applications

Applications for research degrees at Monash South Africa (MSA) are handled by the MSA Research Office. Find out how to apply for MSA research programs

Joint Award Program and Higher Doctorate applications

Keep in mind that you can’t use the online application form for: