Welcome to graduate research at Melbourne
Welcome to the Faculty of Science! You are about to commence on an exciting and challenging journey, and we're here to support you and your research with resources, advice and a range of events to help you engage with your research community, develop professional skills, manage your mental health, and promote your research.
Managing your research degree
Whether you're just starting out or getting ready to submit your thesis, find out what to expect at every milestone.
Get started in your course with information on enrolment, orientation, induction and confirmation, and learn how to best work with your supervisors and advisory committee.
Find out what to expect from progress reviews, learn how to enhance your research experience with mentoring and receive help with skill-building and thesis writing.
Learn everything you need to know about drafting and submitting your thesis, preparing for your final progress review and how to finish on time.
Enhancing your research experience
Learn how to make your research – and your time here at the Faculty of Science – as enjoyable and successful as they can be.
Events to enhance your research experience
We're dedicated to delivering a suite of events designed to enhance your research experience, including:
- Thesis bootcamps for those in early and late stages of candidature
- Wellbeing seminars
- Our GR Professional Skills Series
- Volunteering opportunities and much more.
Build your academic skills
Studying at university requires you to think, write and demonstrate your knowledge in new and challenging ways – but there are many services available to help you do it. Access resources now
Add an internship to your degree
PhD candidates have the opportunity to undertake an internship following the submission of their thesis. Find out more about PhD internships
Resources and support
Graduate research scholarships
The University of Melbourne offers a broad range of scholarships and prizes to assist you during your graduate research, award your successes, and support you whilst you’re abroad.
Find contact information for the dedicated Graduate Research team, as well as Academic Support Officers and Graduate Research Coordinators for each School in the Faculty.
Student services directory
From childcare to IT support and from healthcare to housing, there are many resources and services that are available to you as a student of the University of Melbourne.