Plan Your Graduate Studies

This page has a number of resources for graduate students. Click on the resources below or scroll for further information.

Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Welcome Guide

Graduate Research Hub


Careers in Science

Graduate Student Association

University Services Finder

Library Services

Awards, Prizes and Scholarships

Stay Connected

Social Media

The 'Science Student News' Facebook page is full of information about upcoming events, current news, and job and scholarship listings. Also visit the 'Science at Melbourne' Facebook page and Twitter accounts to find out what's happening in science across the University, Australia and world.

Student Newsletters

Our GradSci NEWS student newsletter is sent monthly throughout the year to all graduate students. Each newsletter contains events, workshops, scholarships, jobs, tips, opportunities, and lots more.

All current graduate students are automatically included in the mailing list. If you are a staff member who'd like to subscribe, please complete the online subscription form.

Submissions are welcome. If you have anything to include in the newsletters, submit a news item online.

View previous editions of the newsletter

English Language Development Program

Each year the Faculty of Science run a free academic skills and language development program to equip our graduate students with valuable skills that enable them to get the most out of their studies. The program is designed to fit within your course of study, at no additional cost.
Topics include: writing a literature review, structuring a scientific essay, writing clarity and focus, time management and communication skills.

To ensure that the program is tailored specifically to your needs, you will be invited to sit the Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA). This assessment determines your level of academic English and the skills areas in which you would benefit from receiving extra support. Importantly, DELA is not an exam, and you can't fail. DELA is a post-entry assessment which means that it does not affect your admission to the University, and results do not appear on your university transcript. DELA is offered throughout orientation week and is held in one of the University’s teaching venues. Times will be made available on the DELA webpage.

If you would like to find out more about the Diagnostic English Language Assessment  or the Language Development Program, you can get in touch with Academic Skills directly or visit the DELA webpage.

Quota subjects

Several subjects offered by the University are termed 'quota subjects' or 'quota restricted subjects'. These are usually laboratory or fieldwork subjects where enrolment capacity is limited by available resources. All students are selected for these subjects on the basis of academic merit.

The quota subjects pages will inform you of how to apply to be considered for a quota subject, a list of the Faculty of Science subjects that have a quota limit, as well as addition information about teaching requirements, and how to apply.

Find out more about quota subjects

Michelle Mendonca

Michelle Mendonca

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