How you're selected

Graduate research study

Selection is competitive and done on a case-by-case basis. Assessors will look at a range of factors when assessing your application, from your eligibility to apply to meeting course, research and English language requirements.

Admissions criteria

Eligible applicants will be selected according to published criteria, including finding a research topic, supervisor and making a research proposal.

You're normally required to have completed at least a four year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent, or a Masters degree, and achieved an overall average of greater than 75% in the relevant degree. Plus have completed a research component. Normally you should have completed a research project/component that accounts for at least 25% of your year's work at 4th year undergraduate or masters, level in that degree.

To find out what is required for your application, check the Entry requirement details of the course you're interested in.

Based on an interview, an assessment will be made of your level of understanding, motivation and time commitment for your proposed program of study. A full-time graduate researcher is expected to devote at least 40 hours per week to their degree.

You will also need to meet the English language requirements of your degree to be offered a place.

The minimum entry requirement for most of our PhD degrees is as above. The minimum overall average grade needed for the PhD in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is equivalent to an H1 (80%) grade achieved at the University of Melbourne.

Degrees offered in the Faculty of Business and Economics may also require a minimum score in GRE or GMAT tests.

Minimum entry requirements for professional and research doctorates vary between Faculties/Graduate Schools. Most require a combination of professional qualifications and experience in the appropriate field of practice.

The minimum entry requirement for most of our MPhil degrees is as above. The minimum overall average grade needed for a MPhil the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is equivalent to an H1 (80%) grade achieved at the University of Melbourne.

The minimum entry requirement is generally the same as for the MPhil, although entry requirements may vary between degrees.

Principles of selection

The University is committed to maintaining internationally recognised high academic standards in its courses.

To see how this is achieved, read our Selection and Admission Policy