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Monash University Engineering

PhD scholarship applications available in over 150 STEM-related research projects

Monash Engineering is an outstanding global centre for engineering research, ranked in the top 40 universities worldwide. We carry out pioneering STEM research that benefits society and changes the world around us. PhD research scholarships are available in a range of areas including, chemical, biological, civil, environmental, resources, electrical, computer systems, biomedical, materials science, mechanical, aerospace, robotics and mechatronics.

We’re focused on research and education that delivers sustainable solutions for society’s global challenges. Monash Engineering’s PhD and Masters by Research degrees give you an opportunity to conduct research that is transforming the future. Make an impact and solve real world issues in a stimulating, supportive environment in areas such as climate change, transport congestion, water supply security, sustainable energy, artificial intelligence, medtech, robotics and more.

PhD and Masters by Research scholarship opportunities are currently available with leading researchers who are involved in pioneering STEM research across different research themes. There are over 150 research projects available to choose from. We offer generous scholarships of AU$33K to support you during your PhD or research masters so you can focus on what’s important.

Find out more about Monash Engineering departments, PhD projects and research areas.

Monash University Engineering

PhD program at Monash Engineering

A PhD in engineering requires you to complete a research thesis of up to 80,000 words (or alternative approved outputs). Duration is 3-4 years full time. The PhD program may be undertaken in the principal areas of research, including:

  • Chemical and biological engineering
  • Civil, environmental and resources engineering
  • Electrical and computer systems engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical, aerospace, robotics and mechatronics engineering

As well as the research component, you will also complete a series of professional development activities or coursework units relevant to your chosen research focus. These activities are designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop your professional skills to support you in your future career.

Application dates: There are 4 scholarship rounds per year:

  • International applicants: Round 1 closes March 31st, Round 2 closes August 31st.
  • Domestic (Aus + NZ) applicants : Round 1 closes May 31st, Round 2 closes October 31st.

Application requirements


  • Applicants will need to hold a first-class honours degree from an Australian University or an equivalent degree from an overseas university in a relevant discipline.
  • Applicants must show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to conduct self-motivated research.
  • Applicants must also satisfy Monash’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

You can apply in 5 simple steps:

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Find a supervisor
  3. Submit an expression of interest
  4. Obtain an invitation to apply
  5. Apply

For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply for a PhD or Masters by Research visit the website.

Further information

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