How to apply

How to Apply

  1. Apply online

    Applicants to the University of Melbourne must use the online application form to apply for all graduate research degrees and to make a scholarship application (ensure you apply for course code: DR-PHILBE). International applicants may also apply through a University of Melbourne registered Overseas Representative.
  2. Attach supporting documents

    Please be sure to attach in full all relevant supporting documents (previous academic transcripts, evidence of English language requirements, GMAT/GRE score sheets). We will not be able to assess your application without these documents.
  3. Academic references

    Academic references must be provided in accordance with the instructions in the online application form. References must be completed using the Academic Referee Report Form.
  4. Employer references

    Applicants who have relevant research/professional experience gained through employment must provide an employer reference for each role listed in your application and CV, and use the Employer Referee Report Form.

Please note: Only Actuarial Studies applicants are required to identify a potential supervisor prior to the submission of an application.

Things to consider before applying

Your Previous Qualifications

You must have completed a degree in an area that is relevant to your intended research topic.

You must demonstrate that you have a specialist understanding of the academic body of knowledge in this area.

Strong Evidence of Research Ability

You will usually have completed a research project at fourth year or at masters level, counting for at least 25% of that year's work.

Motivation and Commitment

You need to demonstrate that you understand the level of commitment it takes to complete a graduate research degree.

For example, a full-time candidate would be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week and a part-time candidate about 20 hours.

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