How to apply

What does the School of Biological Sciences offer?

  • We offer flexible start dates to coincide with the completion of study at any Australian or International institutes.
  • We offer full scholarships to both Australian and International students accepted into our PhD program.
  • We offer a stipend (living-allowance) scholarship provided tax free for three years, with the possibility of a six month extension. We also offer travel and establishment allowances to help in your move, travel grants, publication grants, and more.
  • Additionally for international students, our tuition scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees, and includes the cost of compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover.
  • Research course fees for Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are automatically covered under the Australian Research Training Scheme.

Scholarship Information


Do you have the required qualifications?

  • 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.
  • Applicants must possess a MSc (research) or BSc or equivalent degree including a research project of at least 6 months full time (or equivalent) duration.
  • Sound English language skills are also required for academic programs in our School:  IELTS/TOEFL test 6.5 no band less than 6.0.  TOEFL (internet based score) 79+:  21 written, 13 reading, 18 speaking, and 12 listening.
  • Please consult Monash Graduate Research Office about the requirements for Qualification equivalencies.

What research field interests you? - Find a supervisor.

  • Check out our research to see what interests you.
  • Identify a supervisor and contact them directly to discuss potential projects.
  • Please email your academic transcripts and CV to the potential supervisor.

The Application Process

Once a supervisor has accepted you they will email an invitation to you.  You can then apply online for admission and a scholarship.

There are 4 scholarship rounds per year (two international and two domestic) - check deadlines for applications.

What happens next?