• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Doctoral Program in Economics at the University of Melbourne is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. 

The diversity and depth of available research advisors and research topics in theoretical and applied economics in Australia is unparalleled in the region.

The Doctoral Program in Economics is made up of a 2-year Master of Commerce coursework program followed by a 3-year PhD.

Generous scholarships (full fee waivers and a stipend of AUD$30,000 per year) are available for high-performing applicants through the University of Melbourne.

Top-up funding of AUD $10,000 available for research, experiments and conferences during the research phase of the program.

Where will this take me?

The Melbourne Business School Doctoral program prepares graduates for research and teaching careers at top-ranked educational institutions and for careers where world-class research and advanced analytical skills are necessary.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Specialisation topics:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometric Theory
  • Economic Design
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Experimental Economics
  • Financial Economics

English Language Requirements

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    7

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    94

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    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements are H2A 75-79%*

*The equivalent of these grades at the University of Melbourne are required

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 056955G | 096133D

In order to be considered for entry, you must have completed:

  • a four-year bachelor degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% (80% for Economics) in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
  • a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
  • a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44032 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44032 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    34112 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34112 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All applicants made an offer of a place in a graduate research program will receive a AUD$31,200 per year living stipend (full-time only) and waived tuition fees for up to 5 years.

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