(Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents)
Prospective applicants should familiarise themselves with the guidelines pertaining to the proposed course. A copy of the guidelines can be obtained from the below links:
Prospective applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest in the first instance. This is a shortlisting stage and, if successful, applicants are then invited to submit a formal application for review by the Admissions Committee.
All applicants must meet the University's English language requirement in accordance with Regulation 11.1R3 - Principles of Selection for Entry to Courses (Attachment A). For further information, please view the Postgraduate English language requirements web page.
The PhD and MPhil in Law are offered on a Research Training Scheme (RTS) basis only for local students.
The RTS provides Commonwealth-funded Graduate Research students with an "entitlement" to a fee exemption for the duration of their course.
Further information on the RTS can be obtained from the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and Tertiary Education website.
The University of Melbourne offers a range of scholarships to local students undertaking graduate research degrees.
They are the:
- Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
- Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS)
- Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)
- Equity Scholarships
- Prestigious Scholarships
For further information on these scholarships, including the eligibility criteria and application process, please view the Graduate Research Scholarships website.
Please refer to the Law School's Staff Research Expertise webpage to assess if we have expertise and potential supervisors for your proposed research topic. Applicants do not need to contact potential supervisors at the Expression of Interest stage of the application process. In assessing your EOI we will nominate potential supervisors to review your proposal. If you are invited to submit a full application, we will advise you who are the proposed supervisors for your project should your application be successful.
Expression of Interest
Prospective applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). This is a short-listing process. If we believe that you meet the threshold requirements, and that we would be able to provide appropriate support and supervision, then we will invite you to complete a formal University of Melbourne application for admission. That formal application will be considered by our Graduate Research Admissions Committee in a competitive selection process. We generally select around 15 candidates for admission each year. The main selection meeting is held later in the year, in tandem with the consideration of scholarships. However, in exceptional circumstances, early offers will be made.
The deadline for submission of the Expression of Interest for local students is 30 September (in year prior to admission).
If following the EOI stage you are invited to submit a formal application, it will be due by 31 October.