Graduate research

Information about facilities, thesis submission and extensions, research administration, student services, handbooks and more.

School Induction and Enrichment

At the beginning of each year, the Faculty of Arts provides an orientation welcome session for new graduate researchers. After the orientation session, there will be a local induction is provided to students enrolled in the Asia Institute.

The highlight of the enrichment program is the Graduate Research Symposium where the School's graduate researchers present their Confirmation, Completion, and Work-in-Progress seminars. These presentations are made before their advisory committees and a broader academic audience, providing a platform for feedback and recognition. This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the exciting research being conducted by our graduate researchers and to celebrate their candidature milestones.

The Asia Institute Postgraduate Group (AIPG) supports postgraduate students researching Asia or the Middle East/ Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne. It aims to foster connections and encourage collaboration between students based in the Asia Institute and in other faculties and disciplines.

Facilities and Resources

We offers a range of facilities to support graduate researchers, including meeting rooms, flexi spaces for drop-in study sessions or brief meetings, and dedicated study spaces for quiet and focused environment. Limited number of lockers are available in the graduate research study space. Students may need to provide their own padlock.

Print resources are available at numerous locations around campus for general printing needs.

Research students can access the staff print room on level 2 (Room 221) of the Sidney Myer Asia Centre. Students experiencing difficulties with the computers in these rooms should contact Student IT for assistance online or call +61 3 8344 0888. Full details of printing issues, including toner replacement, should lodge a request via the Snap Send Solve mobile app with IT.

University guidelines on the use of computers can be found on the Student IT Guidelines web page. University regulations governing misuse of computers can be found on the Provision and Acceptable Use of IT Policy (MPF1314) web page.

Managing Your Candidature

The Arts Graduate Research Team offers cross-faculty support for Arts graduate research students. We are your first point of contact for all candidature management questions.

Explore the various information and guides available to current graduate researchers on the Arts Graduate Researcher Community.