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Education | PhD

How to apply

The application process for a PhD can be a daunting process for students. We are here to guide you through the process and make this a simple and transparent experience. Whether you are an international student or a domestic applicant, students wishing to apply for a PhD at the Doherty Institute should simply follow the steps below:

Step 1: Identify a principle supervisor and research project of interest via the research project page.

Step 2: Make contact with the potential supervisor via email. To do so simply follow the prompts on the respective research project page. Please include the following documents in your email (hardcopies are not required):

 -   Letter of motivation
 -   CV
 -   Translated university transcripts (English language), including courses taken and
     marks/credits awarded (transcripts of both undergraduate and postgraduate university
     certificates are required)
 -   If available, English language test certificates
 -   Reference
 

Step 3: The information in step 2 will help the supervisor to evaluate your potential. If endorsed by the supervisor, make an application to The University of Melbourne. Please provide all of the information in the application form as incomplete applications may otherwise not be considered.

Step 4: Once complete and lodged, your application will be assessed by the supervisor and the enrolling Faculty (usually the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health).

Please note, students applying for candidature are automatically considered for scholarships. More information on the application process can be found here. Your supervisor may also assist you with this application process.

Got questions? Get in touch with us, we are happy to assist.