Postgraduate Research

Graduate Research Excellence Scholarship (New students)

All Monash Malaysia graduate research students in the following categories:

  • New graduate research students enrolling to Monash Malaysia
  • Current graduate research students at Monash Malaysia in their first year of enrolment

Each scholarship comes with a full tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend of MYR2,800 as follows:

  • Research master’s degree - Two years full-time equivalent from the date of course commencement.
  • Doctoral degree -  Three years and three months full-time equivalent from the date of course commencement until the scholarship end date or upon thesis submission; whichever is earlier.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum academic qualification of First Class Honours (H1) or it's equivalence (H1E) recognised by Monash Malaysia.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum admission (academic and English language proficiency) and scholarship eligibility requirements as published on the website for the relevant research degree and be enrolled or provided an offer to study at Monash University Malaysia.
  • The award of scholarships are based on an applicant’s academic record, research output and/or prior research experience.
  • Applicants must not have completed a graduate research masters or doctoral degree at the same course level (for example, are applying to undertake a second doctoral degree).
  • Applicants who receive a scholarship/financial assistance from an external sponsor(s) must obtain prior approval from the Scholarship office. The Scholarship office will confirm that there are no contradictory conditions from the sponsors. Consent from both MUM and sponsor(s) is required.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Applicants must initiate the course application process through the respective School. All applications consistent with the eligibility and selection criteria will be considered for a scholarship.

SchoolContact PersonContact Details
School of Arts and Social SciencesMs. Eswary Sivalingam
Research & Development Manager
E: Eswary.Sivalingam@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9632 (Direct Line)
School of BusinessMs.  Kiew Suet Yin
Manager, Research
E: kiew.suetyin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 5861 (Direct Line)
Ms. Rena Rebecca
Senior Administrative Executive
E: rena.rebecca@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6062
School of EngineeringMs Azizun Sallehuddin
Manager, Research Management Office
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)
Ms Masitah Salleh
Senior Administrative Executive, Research
E: masitah.salleh@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9631 (Direct Line)
School of Information TechnologyMs Azizun Sallehuddin
Manager, Research Management Office
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)
Ms Wan Adleen
Administrative Executive, Research
E: wan.adleen@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9757 (Direct Line)
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health SciencesMs. Kong Li San
Research & Development Manager
E: kong.li.san@monash.edu /
MUM-JCSMHS.GRDegrees@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4903 (Direct Line)
School of PharmacyMs Norhayati Binti Abdul Malek
Assistant Manager, Research
E: norhayati@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9629 (Direct Line)
School of ScienceDr 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)

Graduate research students receiving the Graduate Research Excellence Scholarship are required to contribute a maximum of 10 hours per week in academic support and/or research support activities as determined by the managing School.

SchoolContact Person

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Ms Eswary Sivalingam 
(Research & Development Manager) 
E: eswary@monash.edu 
T: +603 5515 9632 (Direct Line)
School of Business

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

Ms Rena Rebecca
(Senior Administrative Executive,
Research Management Office)
E: rena.rebecca@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6062

School of Engineering

Ms Azizun Sallehuddin
(Manager, Research Management Office)
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)

Ms Masitah Salleh
(Senior Administrative Executive, Research)
E: masitah.salleh@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9631 (Direct Line)

School of Information Technology

Ms Azizun Sallehuddin
(Manager, Research Management Office)
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)

Ms Wan Adleen 
(Administrative Executive, Research)
E: wan.adleen@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9757 (Direct Line)

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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

School of Pharmacy

Ms Norhayati Binti Abdul Malek
(Assistant Manager, Research)
E: norhayati@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9629 (Direct Line)

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)

Closing dates:

Application CycleClosing Date
Round 11 March
Round 21 July
Round 31 October

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Graduate Research Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship (New students)

All Monash Malaysia graduate research students in the following categories:

  • New graduate research students enrolling to Monash Malaysia
  • Current graduate research students at Monash Malaysia in their first year of registration

Either a 50%, 75% or 100% tuition fee waiver up to the duration stated below:

  • Research master’s degree - Two years full-time equivalent from the date of course commencement.
  • Doctoral degree -  Three years, three months full-time equivalent from the date of course commencement until the scholarship end date or upon thesis submission; whichever is earlier.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum academic qualification of Second Class Honours (H2A) or it's equivalence (H2AE) recognised by Monash University.
  • Applicants must not have completed a graduate research masters or doctoral degree at the same course level (for example, are applying to undertake a second doctoral degree).
  • Applicants who receive a scholarship/financial assistance from an external sponsor(s) must obtain prior approval from the Scholarship office. The Scholarship office will confirm that there are no contradictory conditions from the sponsors. Consent from both MUM and sponsor(s) is required.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Applicants must initiate the course application process through the respective School. All applications consistent with the eligibility and selection criteria will be considered for a scholarship.

SchoolContact PersonContact Details
School of Arts and Social SciencesMs. Eswary Sivalingam
Research & Development Manager
E: Eswary.Sivalingam@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9632 (Direct Line)
School of BusinessMs.  Kiew Suet Yin
Manager, Research
E: kiew.suetyin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 5861 (Direct Line)
Ms. Rena Rebecca
Senior Administrative Executive
E: rena.rebecca@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6062
School of EngineeringMs Azizun Sallehuddin
Manager, Research Management Office
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)
Ms Masitah Salleh
Senior Administrative Executive, Research
E: masitah.salleh@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9631 (Direct Line)
School of Information TechnologyMs Azizun Sallehuddin
Manager, Research Management Office
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)
Ms Wan Adleen
Administrative Executive, Research
E: wan.adleen@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9757 (Direct Line)
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health SciencesMs. Kong Li San
Research & Development Manager
E: kong.li.san@monash.edu /
MUM-JCSMHS.GRDegrees@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4903 (Direct Line)
School of PharmacyMs Norhayati Binti Abdul Malek
Assistant Manager, Research
E: norhayati@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9629 (Direct Line)
School of ScienceDr 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)

Current Monash Malaysia graduate research students progressing from expired externally funded grants.

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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 for full-time study. 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 Rena Rebecca
(Senior Administrative Executive,
Research Management Office)
E: rena.rebecca@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 6062

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

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

School of Engineering

Ms Azizun Sallehuddin
(Manager, Research Management Office)
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)

Ms Masitah Salleh
(Senior Administrative Executive, Research)
E: masitah.salleh@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9631 (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 Azizun Sallehuddin
(Manager, Research Management Office)
E: azizun.sallehuddin@monash.edu
T: +603 5514 4447 (Direct Line)

Ms Wan Adleen 
(Administrative Executive, Research)
E: wan.adleen@monash.edu
T: +603 5515 9757 (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

Ms Kong Li San
(Research & Development Manager)
E: kong.li.san@monash.edu
E: MUM-JCSMHS.GRDegrees@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
(Assistant Manager, 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
Mr. Al-Ham Adni  bin Zainal Kassim
Manager, Sponsorship Recruitment & Development
E: Al-Ham.Adni@monash.edu
T: +603-5514 5639 (Direct Line)
Marketing and Future Students,
Monash University Malaysia
Mr. Ahmad Razaly bin Abdul Rahim
Ketua Penolong Setiausaha, Seksyen Pra Perkhidmatan
E: razaly@mohe.gov.my
T: +603 8870 6315 (Direct Line)
Bahagian Biasiswa,
Kementerian Pengajian Tingi

The Monash PhD Scholarships are tenable at Monash University Malaysia only, and are not transferable to Monash University Australia. As a scholarship recipient, you will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress. Failure to do so may result in your Scholarship being terminated. You must not be in receipt of any form of sponsorship from other sources.

The decision to grant a scholarship is at the sole discretion of Monash University Malaysia. The University reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the scholarships as and when required without prior notice. Selection of scholarship recipients will be made by Monash University Malaysia, whose decision is final. No appeals will be entertained.

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EngIT Teaching and Research Scholarship

The graduate research student (GRS) supported by this scholarship (i.e. T&R Scholar) is expected to contribute in a formal teaching and gain a record of teaching experience.

  • Contribute an average of ten (10) hours of teaching related activities per week, including eight (8) contact hours in tutorial or lab sessions during teaching periods of semesters. Lecturing is possible for an outstanding candidate.
  • Engage in other teaching related activities, such as marking during the examination period, etc.
  • Teaching duties will be assigned for two semesters per year.
  • Attend training in teaching workshops provided by the School and University, and meet the minimum performance standard (SETU).
  • The teaching assignment will be managed by Deputy HoS (Education) in School of Engineering or Associate HoS (Education) in School of Information Technology respectively.

Applications are open in April and December, every year. Successful applicants must submit formal application for PhD before March or July of the academic year.

Each scholarship comes with the following for up to three years and three months full-time equivalent from the date of course commencement until the scholarship end date or upon thesis submission; whichever is earlier:

  • 100% tuition fee waiver; and
  • Monthly stipend of RM3,640
  • The applicant must meet the entry requirements for PhD studies, and meet the eligibility for the Campus Graduate Research Excellence Scholarship (link), which includes H1/H1E from their Bachelor degree.
  • In addition, the applicant must also possess a Master degree (by coursework or research) in a relevant discipline (engineering, computer science or information technology), and be able to obtain a Teaching Permit from the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • The application is open to Malaysians only.
  • The main supervisor for the PhD study must be first engaged before submitting an application.
  • Prior experience in teaching is not mandatory but an advantage.

The T&R Scholars are expected to teach tutorials and labs in year 1 units and some year 2 units related to the disciplines, in the following areas:

Engineering

Information Technology

1. Electrical circuits

2. Structures

3, Geotechnical engineering

4. Dynamics

5. Process control and simulation (Aspen Plus)

6. Fundamental materials knowledge

7. Programming in Matlab, Python and/or C

8. CAD design (e.g. solidworks)

9. Engineering Mathematics

10. Computer systems

1. Programming Paradigms and Programming in Python / Java

2. Computer and operating systems

3. Networks and (Cyber) Security

4. Mobile application development

5. Theory of computation

6. Modelling for data analysis

7. Software engineering

8. IT professional practice

9. Mathematics for computer science

  • Every application must be submitted with the following documents:
    a. Updated resume
    b. Degree Certificates (Bachelor and Master)
    c. Academic Transcripts with grading scales
    d. Research output (publications, patents, and etc.)
    e. Two referee letters
    f. Research Proposal
    g. Support Letter by the Main Supervisor from the respective School
  • Applications must be submitted using the form provided by the School.
  • Only applications with complete supporting documents will be processed.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.
  • The final decision of the application will be made by the Head of School (HoS).

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