Doctor of Philosophy

KPT/JPT (R/210/8/0016) 03/20 -MQA/SWA0117

A Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem formulated by students in consultation with their supervisors (minimum two supervisors). You will produce a research thesis of no more than 80,000 words (or alternative approved output). The period of candidature is 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time. Student can start their candidature at any time of the year.

How to apply:

Applicants must obtain an 'Invitation to Apply' by submitting an 'Expression of Interest' (EOI) via the steps below:

Step 1 Check your eligibility (review Entry Requirement for Doctor of Philosophy & English Language Proficiency)

Step 2 Nominate two supervisors

Graduate research degrees involve the independent investigation of a research problem formulated by students in consultation with their supervisors (minimum two). Potential supervisors can be viewed using this link.

Step 3 Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)

Candidates applying for research degrees at Monash University Malaysia must complete the EOI form and submit with relevant supporting documents as specified on the form and email it to eswary@monash.edu. Candidates should plan and prepare their application documents, which include a research proposal, prior to submitting them.

Step 4 Next steps

Applicants whose EOI is successful will then receive an 'Invitation to Apply'. This is required before you can progress to the formal application stage. The Invitation to Apply does not guarantee an offer of admission, and will be subject to any conditions stipulated on the Invitation.If unsuccessful, applicants will receive feedback and alternative pathways.

Beh May Ting

PhD candidate (2015)


"The support and encouragement from my supervisors and staff at Monash enabled me to travel to Singapore, Amsterdam, and Australia. This has opened doors for me to meet and learn from other scholars in my field of study and widened my horizons tremendously.”