PhD Scholarship at the School of Geosciences, Monash University

PhD research scholarship opportunities exist in the School of Geosciences, Monash University for dedicated, well-motivated and enthusiastic students. The School of Geosciences is located at the Clayton Campus of Monash University and is renowned for its high standards in teaching and research. An extensive range of analytical facilities, including the Australian synchrotron, stable and radiogenic isotopes, major and trace elements, electron microprobe, SEM, fluid inclusions, and high-power computer modelling are available to postgraduate students of the school.

Projects are available in a wide range of fields, including

* Structural Geology and Tectonics
* Ore Deposit Geology
* Petrology and Geochemistry
* Geophysics
* Physical Volcanology
* Environmental Isotopes and Geochemistry
* Palaeontology
* Geodynamics and 3-D Modeling
* Biostratigraphy and Basin Studies

More specific information on the research interests of academic staff may be found at:

The university has a comprehensive support network for the diverse needs of international students. Graduates of Monash University have a reputation as independent learners, innovators and leaders, and so are widely sought after by international employers. Further details regarding Monash University may be found at:

A range of stipend and tuition-fee scholarships is available for Australian, New Zealand and International Students. Details of the various scholarships may be found at: There is the potential for Scholarships to be taken up at any time during the year.

Successful applicants will typically hold a degree based on at least 4 years of study, including a significant research project component, and have First Class Honours or MSc qualifications or their equivalent. Relevant additional research experience and/or research publications in international journals will provide strong support for scholarship applications. Applicants for whom English is not first language, or who have not undertaken their degree studies with English as the language of instruction, must attain a satisfactory English language test score (TOEFL or IELTS) before the scholarships allocation in early December.

Please email your expression of interest along with academic transcripts and curriculum vitae to Mr. Robert Oakley (, Student & Research Services Officer, at the School of Geosciences, Monash University Clayton campus, Victoria, Australia.

Please note expressions without academic transcripts will not be considered

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