Monash Law research students intending to enrol in the Master of Philosophy, Master of Laws (Research), Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Juridical Science can apply for the postgraduate research scholarships.
Students intending to apply for scholarships are requested to contact the Faculty's HDR Coordinator in the first instance (contact details below). Closing dates for applications are 31 May and 31 October each year.
Applicants who intend to apply in the mid-year round with closing date on 31 May should be able to commence their candidature by end of September in the same year. Applicants who intend to apply in the end-of-year round with closing date on 31 October should be able to commence their candidature by 31 March in the following year.
Applicants who can establish first-class honours (H1) equivalency are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted online.
The Monash Research Graduate School has established procedures to determine H1 equivalence. However, candidates applying for postgraduate scholarships in the Faculty of Law are advised to refer also to the Faculty-specific guidelines.
A number of factors are considered in order to make allowance for the relatively small number of H1 degrees that are awarded to undergraduate law students. The principal factors that are considered in granting H1E to a Monash or other Australian or New Zealand Bachelor of Laws honours graduate include:
Some universities may only grade honours degrees where the student completes an honours research thesis. Students who have completed a Bachelor of Laws with honours, but no grade, will be considered for H1E. Factors to be considered are the same as those in Section A above.
Students in this group can be in Australia or overseas. Examiners’ reports and articles published in recognised refereed journals in English will also be considered
A minimum average of 75% is desirable for the coursework component. Examiners’ reports, coursework averages and articles published in recognised refereed journals in English will also be considered.
A minimum average of 75% is desirable for the coursework component of the course. The grade of the minor thesis (if appropriate), examiners’ reports, coursework averages and articles published in recognised refereed journals in English will also be considered.
A minimum average of 75% is desirable for all coursework. The grade of the research components of the coursework units, examiners’ reports, coursework averages and articles published in recognised refereed journals in English will also be considered.
Individual applications will be judged on their merits in cases of exceptional circumstances.
For postgraduate research scholarships ranking, Master of Laws (Research) will be ranked above all other applicants.
Should you have any queries about research scholarships, please contact the Faculty's HDR Coordinator:
Phone: +61 3 99905 3342
The statement of your thesis proposal should be structured as follows:
There is no word limit but your research proposal must be sufficiently informative for a potential supervisor to understand your ideas. Please refer to an example of a good research proposal.
overall score seven with seven for written module
If paper-based: overall score 600 with five for Test of Written English (TWE)
If computer-based: overall score 250 with five for Essay Rating (ER)
If web-based: a total score of 100 with a minimum of 25 in each test
Exemption is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact the Faculty HDR Coordinator for advice.
Tel: (+ 61 3) 990 53342