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Research

Doctoral Program in Finance

    • CRICOS Code: 056955G | 092762G

    How to apply

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    Overview

    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. Please refer to the Applications section on the Graduate Research application pages for information highlighting the new process for providing references.

    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. Please refer to the Applications section on the Graduate Research application pages for information highlighting the new process for providing references.

    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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