The University of Melbourne continues to strongly support the student community during the current outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions. We prioritise our students’ health and wellbeing.
Advice for graduate researchers
In response to COVID-19, we're continuing to adapt our operations. The current measures are highlighted on a dedicated graduate researcher FAQ site. This page will continue to be updated as new policies are put in place.
Accessing Arts buildings
During this time, graduate researchers may access their office to collect essential items or equipment. The process is outlined on this page.
Commencing your research
Are you commencing in the Doctor of Philosophy - Arts (PhD) or Master of Arts - Research (MA) in 2021? Familiarise yourself with the course structure and requirements, plan and manage your program in the first year.
Overview of course structure
Step 1: Before finalising your enrolment into the PhD and MA, read up on the course structure here, particularly around the PhD Coursework Component.
Course enrolment information
Step 2: Ready to commence? Find information on finalising your PhD and MA commencement as a Faculty of Arts graduate researcher.
Orientation and induction
Step 3: Welcome to the Faculty of Arts! Find information on orientation and induction weeks here to kick start your research career.
Managing your research
What is it like to be a graduate researcher? Find out what you need to know about maintaining and changing your enrolment, as well as resources and opportunities to assist your research journey.
Learn more about your candidature milestone requirements and the Advisory Committees that advise on your PhD and MA progress.
There are a number of variations that are applicable to you. Find out how you can make changes to your course or enrolment and view the types of variations.
Information about what is involved in converting from a MA to a PhD and PhD to MA.
Login to the Research Gateway to locate research support services and resources, including ethics.
Enrich your research
View workshops, events and opportunities to help you along the way.
There are a range of resources and facilities available across the Faculty of Arts to help you get the most out of your learning experience.
Outlined on this page are the facilities at School, Faculty and University levels that are available to Faculty of Arts graduate researchers.
Before you submit your thesis, ensure that you have the correct information on thesis requirements and on theses in Languages Other Than English (LOTE).
Travel funding schemes
Want to make the most of your program? The Faculty of Arts provides scholarship opportunities to support your research travel and associated costs.
Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATS)
GRATS provides you with assistance towards undertaking research-related activities that will enhance your thesis.
Arts Graduate Research International Grant (AGRIG)
AGRIG aims to provide support for travel beyond 2 weeks and is essential to your thesis completion.
PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme
This Fieldwork grant is to support projects, which requires you to be situated in a field location over an extended period of time.
View your School funding allocation entitlement for the duration of your candidature. All three Faculty travel funding schemes will require a form of contribution from your School allocation.
Do you have questions? Find out below who can best support you throughout your candidature.
Arts Graduate Research Office
The Graduate Research Office oversees Faculty of Arts matters related to research training, and provides support to graduate researchers and their supervisors across all Schools.
The Examinations Office oversees all thesis submission and examinations across the University.
Scholarships and Student Visa
Do you have questions regarding your scholarship payments? Questions regarding your visa? Get in touch with the team here.
Information for supervisors
Supervisors may find information and additional resources here. This page is restricted to supervisors with staff access only.