International Application deadlines
Please note no mid-year intakes are offered.
Applications from international applicants for admission into the graduate research programs by the Faculty of Arts are accepted at any time of the year. However, applications should be submitted before 31 August to be eligible for various international scholarships
For more detailed information please go to the Application Deadlines website.
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2017 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.
1. Ensure you meet selection criteria
Please read through the Application Checklist before proceeding with your application and refer to the Entry requirements to see if you are eligible to apply.
All applications must also satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.
2. Research proposal
A research proposal is viewed as being as significant as your academic marks; a research degree application cannot be assessed without a research proposal, even if your marks are high.
The research proposal is a statement of what you want to research. A research proposal is not a statement of your beliefs or of something you want to prove, it is a topic or question that you wish to examine objectively. It must focus on a particular issue or research question; the research proposal should not rely on a discipline in which you are not trained.
3. Writing sample
To further assist in the selection process, you are required to provide a 5,000 word sample of your recent work. For example, this might be one or two chapters from an Honours thesis, or a recent essay or paper that you think demonstrates your research and writing abilities.
4. Identify if supervision is available
Contact the Graduate Research Administrator in the relevant school to assist you with identifying if appropriate supervision is available for your research. The Find an Expert website may help your search for a supervisor.
- Asia Institute, Leena Sookramanien
- School of Culture and Communications, Gabrielle Grigg
- Historical and Philosophical Studies, Sarah Gloger
- Language and Linguistics, Leticia Nieuwenhuizen
- Social and Political Science, Kate Farhall
Once you have found a potential supervisor you can contact them with your research proposal and writing sample. If they agree to supervise your project, you would then make a formal application.
5. Submit an application
International students can submit an application at any time, however we encourage students to submit prior to any relevant scholarship application deadline. For more information on deadlines please see the Melbourne Scholarships websiteFor more information about important dates, visas, how to apply and related information, please see the Future Students International Information for you web page
Complete the Application for Admission to Graduate Research Candidature and Scholarship or apply through one of the University of Melbourne's Overseas representatives
For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Research Application Information page.