Postgraduate Research

Graduate Research Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is open to:

  • Malaysian citizen  OR
  • International student
  • All postgraduate by research degrees (Master and PhD) in priority areas of research at Monash University Malaysia.

Each scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fees, plus a living allowance as follows:

  • Masters by Research – RM2,600/month (up to 24 months of candidature)
  • RM2,600/month (up to 42 months of candidature)

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Must meet the minimum admission requirements (academic and English language proficiency) for the relevant research degree.  In general, this is equivalent to a High Distinction average (H1 or First Class Honours) from a recognised university. Selection for the scholarship will be based on academic achievement for each discipline as determined by Monash University Malaysia.
  • You must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • You must not be in receipt of any form of sponsorship from other sources.
  • Malaysian citizens or permanent residents may be required to contribute 10 hours/week in academic teaching and/or research training.
  • International students must participate in Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) or research support.

You must apply to the Course Management Office of the respective Schools at Monash University Malaysia.  All applications for admission consistent with the eligibility and selection criteria will be considered for the scholarship.

Closing date: Applications are open throughout the year.  Scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.

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Monash PhD Scholarship (Special scheme supported by KPM)

20 PhD scholarships worth of RM2.5 million offer to Malaysian government officials who are interested to pursue postgraduate by research degrees (PhD) in priority areas of research at Monash University Malaysia, from the following categories:

  • Academic: Public University, Politeknik (polytechnic) and Kolej Komuniti (community college).
  • Non-academic: Any division with job Grade 41 and above.

Each scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fees.

You must meet the minimum admission requirements (academic and English language proficiency) for the relevant research degree. In general, this is equivalent to a distinction average (Honours 2A) from a recognised university in a relevant field. Selection for a scholarship will be based on academic achievement for each discipline as determined by Monash University Malaysia.

Age requirement: 45 years old and below.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study. In all cases, the qualifications described below must be from Monash University or an equivalent institution in the opinion of the Graduate Research Committee (GRC).

Standard entry

The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD enrolment are:

  • a bachelor's degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
  • a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
  • a master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners' reports will be taken into account; or
  • have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.

Applications are open throughout the year. Scholarships are limited and awarded to 20 recipients. Applicants must initiate course application process through the respective School. All applications consistent with the eligibility and selection criteria will be considered for a scholarship.

For specific contacts, areas of study, application guide within each School, please refer to the table below:

SchoolContact PersonSchool’s Research-Based Course Offerings, Areas of Study, and Application Guide
School of Arts and Social SciencesMs Eswary Sivalingam 
(Research & Development Manager) 
E: eswary@monash.edu 
T: +603 5515 9632 (Direct Line)
For information relating to graduate research courses, please click here
School of Business

Ms Kiew Suet Yin
(Manager, Research)
E: kiew.suetyin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 5861 (Direct Line)

Ms Loke Bee Khum
(Assistant Research Manager)
E: loke.bee.khum@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6062 (Direct Line)

For information relating to Master of Philosophy, please click here.

For information relating to Doctor of Philosophy, please click here.

School of Engineering

Ms Wan Nurul Rukiah bt Wan Rasdi
(Research & Development Manager)
E: wan.nurul@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6224 (Direct Line)

Mr Lam Mun Heng(Senior Administrative Executive, Research)
E: Lam.MunHeng@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 5893 (Direct Line)

For information relating to Master of Engineering Science (Research), please click here.

For information relating to Doctor of Philosophy, please click here.

School of Information Technology

Ms Wan Nurul Rukiah bt Wan Rasdi
(Research & Development Manager)
E: wan.nurul@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6224 (Direct Line)

For information relating to Master of Philosophy, please click here.

For information relating to Doctor of Philosophy, please click here.

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

MUM-JCSMHS.GRDegrees@monash.edu

Ms Kong Li San
(Research & Development Manager)
E: kong.li.san@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4903 (Direct Line)

For information relating to Master of Biomedical Science, please click here.

For information relating to Doctor of Philosophy, please click here.

School of PharmacyMs Norhayati Binti Abdul Malek
(Senior Administrative Executive, Research)
E: norhayati@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9629 (Direct Line)

For information relating to Doctor of Philosophy, please click here.

School of Science

Dr Tan Wooi Boon
(Research Manager)
E: Tan.WooiBoon@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6121 (Direct Line)

Ms Nurulnadia Zolkipli
(Administrative Executive)
E: NurulNadia.Zolkipli@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9637 (Direct Line)

For information relating to Master of Philosophy, please click here.

For information relating to Doctor of Philosophy, please click here.

For scholarship enquiry, please contact the person in charge, as stated below:

NameContact DetailsDepartment

Puan Norlela Abdul Rahman,
Senior Manager, Sponsored Students

E: norlela.abdul.rahman@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4982 (Direct Line)
M: +6019 3783800

Marketing and Future Students,
Monash University Malaysia

Encik Wan Azhar Wan Ab. Rahman
Ketua Penolong Setiausaha, Bahagian Biasiswa & Pembiayaan Akademik

E: azhar.abrahman@moe.gov.my
T: +603 8870 6335 (Direct Line)

Scholarship Division,
Ministry of Education

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Monash University Faculty-School of Engineering Joint PhD Supervision Scholarship Scheme (Round 2/2019)

This prestigious full scholarship for PhD students will take you to both Malaysia and Australia. Pursue your research ambitions by engaging in meaningful projects.