How to apply for Masters

How to apply for Masters

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The Institute offers Masters of Biomedical Science training as the Department of Medical Biology at the University of Melbourne.

University of Melbourne Masters of Science students may undertake the research component of their degree at the Institute. Interested students should contact the relevant course coordinator to discuss entry requirements and research opportunities.

Masters of Biomedical Science application process

To be accepted as a Masters student at the Institute you must complete two application phases.

Part A: Application to the Institute

All prospective students first need to identify their preferred student research project, discuss it with the prospective supervisor and reach an agreement.

You then need to provide prospective supervisors with:

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A cover letter outlining your research interests
  • Your academic transcripts (at this stage unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Upon agreement of a project with a supervisor, an application needs to be made to the Institute. Email your CV, academic transcript and name of your supervisors to:
Kerry Ko, Scientific Education Administrator, 

You must complete Part A (above) before proceeding to Part B.

Part B: Application to the University of Melbourne

All prospective students need to lodge an online application to the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).

Step 1: This is achieved by completing your application to the Institute (Part A, see above).

Step 2: Apply online for Start Year Intake Round 1.

Step 3: Select your project preferences in SONIA

In SONIA projects can be filtered by: 

  • Name: either project title or supervisor
  • Department: Medical Biology (WEHI)

University of Melbourne offers for Master of Biomedical Science are released from mid-December.


Our Education team are available to help you with any stage of your Masters application. Please contact:

Kerry Ko
Scientific Education Administrator