Research scientist in the library
We offer undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD places as the Department of Medical Biology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of The University of Melbourne.

COVID-19 update: Due to COVID-19, we are currently restricting visitors to WEHI and are not hosting any events, seminars or tours until further notice. This is a precautionary measure to support the health and safety of visitors, staff, students and tenants. We appreciate your understanding with this difficult decision. Information about specific education programs will be communicated to prospective students when available.


A number of PhD positions are advertised each year in all research fields across WEHI. Explore your options and contact a potential supervisor to discuss a research program.


Draw together your experience in science, biomedical, health, mathematics and computation science studies. Our Honours projects are advertised each year, contact your potential supervisor to discuss project details.


We offer research training in certain fields, particularly bioinformatics and computational biology, to Masters students enrolled in certain University of Melbourne Masters of Science courses. 


An opportunity for undergraduate students to experience a research laboratory and gain insight into careers in biomedical research.

Student research projects

Our student projects are updated annually and are submitted from each institute research area. Potential students are encouraged to contact supervisors and attend our open day to discuss placement.

Student Open Days

Meet our researchers and students, and find out about our exciting research opportunities and world-class facilities at our Student Open Days. These will be held online in September each year.


The WEHI student association represents the students in academic issues and organises student activities.

School resources

School students are encouraged to participate in discovery tours and talk to our scientists to find out about careers in science.

Shereen Oon sitting at lab bench, pipetting

Dr Shereen Oon is a clinician completing a PhD with our Inflammation division. She describes her PhD research into lupus, day-to-day working in a lab, and the benefits of working at the institute.