New PhD scholarship rounds

The recruitment of talented and high quality students worldwide is one of the key strategies of Monash University. To help achieve this goal, the university has reviewed current practice and announced two significant changes with regards to graduate research student recruitment:

  • Increase from two to four graduate research scholarship rounds per year; and
  • Separation of domestic and international applicants for scholarship rounds.

This initiative led by Monash Graduate Education (MGE), will take better advantage of the recruitment windows for applicants from the northern hemisphere, and ensure competitiveness for both local and international markets. Changes will be implemented from 1 June 2017 following the closure of applications for the current scholarship round.

The table below highlights the key dates for the current round and each of the new scholarship rounds:

Year

Round

Applicant

Applications open

Closing Date

Enrolment period

2017

Current

All

Now

31 May 2017

1 Jul – 31 Dec 2017

3

International

1 Jun 2017

31 Aug 2017

1 Jan – 30 Jun 2018

4

Domestic

1 Jun 2017

31 Oct 2017

1 Jan – 30 Jun 2018

2018

1

International

1 Sep 2017

31 Mar 2018

1 Jul – 31 Dec 2018

2

Domestic

1 Nov 2017

31 May 2018

1 Jul – 31 Dec 2018

3

International

1 Apr 2018

31 Aug 2018

1 Jan – 30 Jun 2019

4

Domestic

1 Jun 2018

31 Oct 2018

1 Jan – 30 Jun 2019

Note that there is no change to the current Scholarship Round closing Wednesday 31 May 2017 that is open to BOTH domestic and international applicants. 

Applications for the new, separate scholarship rounds 3 and 4/2017 will open on 1 June 2017 as indicated in the table above.

Further Information

For more detail about the change to Graduate Research Scholarship Rounds, please refer to the following MGE Intranet page.