How to apply




Step 1 Review course and check your eligibility

Review the Arts Graduate Research courses and choose which one you wish to apply for:

PhD Practice-based PhDs Joint PhDs Master's by Research
PhD (Arts) PhD (Creative Writing)

Monash-Warwick Joint PhD

Master of Arts
  PhD (Journalism)

Monash-Bologna Joint PhD*

Master of Philosophy
  PhD (Music Composition)

IITB-Monash Joint PhD**

  PhD (Music Performance)

Southeast-Monash Joint PhD**

  PhD (Theatre & Performance)    
  PhD (Translation Studies)    

*For this degree, instead of proceeding to Step 2, please contact
**Only available to students based in those countries and as the application process is through those institutions instead of proceeding to Step 2, please contact


Check your eligibility: review the Admission criteria and English language proficiency requirements.




Step 2 Nominate two supervisors and one main Arts Graduate Research Program

Nominate two potential supervisors on your EOI.

Supervisors can be viewed using the link below, and are listed in alphabetical order by surname, grouped under Arts Graduate Research Programs. Candidates also need to nominate the main Arts Graduate Research Program for their proposed research.

Change in nominated supervisors may be discussed with candidates as final allocation of supervisors is made based on the applicant's research capacity, the proposed project, and the resourcing and research strengths of the Faculty.

Explore the current research areas and supervisors within the Faculty:




Step 3: Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)

Complete the online EOI form, and submit with relevant supporting documents as specified on the form.

EOI deadlines:

Domestic applicants (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, NZ citizens)

  • By 1 October for Semester one commencement
  • By 1 May for Semester two commencement

International applicants

  • By 1 August for Semester one commencement
  • By 1 March for Semester two commencement

Candidates applying for research degrees at Monash University Malaysia must use this EOI form, and email it to:



Step 4: Next steps

Applicants whose EOI is successful will then receive an 'Invitation to Apply' to make an application for admission. Please note, the 'Invitation to Apply' does not guarantee admission into the degree and will be subject to individual assessment via the application process.

If unsuccessful, applicants will receive feedback and alternative pathways.