Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply for a graduate research degree?

    Please check the website of your preferred graduate school for their particular requirements. When you are ready to apply, complete the online application form. The same form is used for both candidature and scholarship applications.

  • To which degrees does this online application form apply?

    All PhD, Doctorates by Research, MPhil and Masters by Research.

  • Can I submit a hardcopy application for candidature?

    Online applications are required from all applicants.

  • I want to apply for a scholarship, how can I do this?

    Please complete the scholarship section of the application form and provide the requested documents. You can check scholarship availability on the Scholarships website.

  • Research scholarships FAQ

    Further information regarding applying for a research scholarship

  • Is there a deadline for application for candidature?

    Closing dates may vary according to the course for which you are applying. You should confirm the course application closing date here.
  • I am currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at University of Melbourne and want to apply for scholarship only. How can I do this?

    Please apply online via the Student Portal. Information on scholarship availability and deadlines can be found here.

  • Can I submit my application via email?

    Please note that we do not accept emailed applications. All applications must be lodged using the online application form.

  • I have a question about the application form or requirements. Who can I contact?

    Please email us with your query.

  • How can I check that my application has been received?

    You can track the progress of your application using the login details sent to you when you first applied. This is the fastest way to track your application status.

    If you did not submit your application online, you can contact the University and request a status update. See this site for contact details. Please ensure you provide your student application number, full name and date of birth when submitting your request.

    If you submitted your application through one of our authorised representatives you can also contact your representative directly for more information on your application status.

  • Who should I contact if I have been asked to provide additional documents?

    There are 2 options in providing further documents, by logging back into the online application system or contacting the Graduate Research Admissions team via email.

  • How long will it be before I am notified of the results of my applications?

    You can usually expect a response within 8 weeks of receiving acknowledgement that your application is complete.

  • How will I be notified of the outcome of my application?

    All correspondence, including notification of the outcome will be by email. NB: Please add the domain '' to your safe senders list to ensure that our emails reach you safely.