Review the following before preparing your application. When you are ready, proceed to Step 2 or return to Future Graduate Researchers.


Read about the faculty's graduate research eligibility standards.

When should I apply?

Identify the right application round for you.

Choosing a topic area and finding a supervisor

To submit an application, you will need to have decided on your research topic and identified a supervisor.

The Faculty offers a large and diverse array of topic areas in a broad range of fields: ranging from neuroscience, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and pharmacology to psychology, medicine, surgery, disease research (eg. diabetes, cancer), social work, nursing, dental science, physiotherapy, epidemiology and public health.

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There are a number of options available. Choose the option that suits you best, bearing in mind the entry requirements, assessment requirements and duration.

Course fees and fee waivers

  • Course fees apply to international students however after meeting specific conditions, the majority of international students do not pay course fees.
  • All domestic graduate research course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government's Research Training Scheme.


There are a variety of scholarships available for both international and local students including course fee waivers, stipends (living allowances) and travel awards as well as Faculty Research (Trust Fund) Scholarships.

When you are ready, proceed to Choose your School and How to Apply or return to Future Graduate Researchers.