Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School- PhD Program



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Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School,  PhD Program 2025

Location: Caulfield campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Employment type: Full-time

Remuneration: You will receive a generous scholarship covering tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at current value of AU$37,000 per annum (up to $47,000 per annum for outstanding students).

Additional financial support is available through research and teaching assistance work. 

Current opportunities

As a candidate in the CHE PhD program, you will receive rigorous training in advanced health economics and related studies.

You will also enjoy opportunities for domestic and international conference travel and the potential to undertake international research visits.

PhD opportunities are available across all topics of health economics. We also offer project-specific PhD opportunities commencing in Jan-June 2025.

PhD entry requirements and scholarship eligibility

Applicants should have a 4-year bachelor degree or 2-year master's degree in economics, econometrics or a related quantitative discipline, demonstrated research experience, and strong academic results. 

For full information on scholarship eligibility, please click here.

For general information on applications and commencing a research degree at Monash, please click here.

Apply for a scholarship

First, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). If successful, you will be invited to submit a full application.

EOI closing dates for start of PhD in January to June 2025:

  • International Students: 24 July 2024
  • Domestic Students (Australian and New Zealand citizens, and permanent residents of Australia): 23 September 2024

Important: Please make sure you select “Health Economics” as your area of interest in the online EOI form otherwise we will not receive your EOI.

You will be asked to include the following information (after the data privacy page):

  • Your CV, including details of two referees
  • A copy of your academic transcripts and details of grading scales
  • Evidence of English language proficiency according to these guidelines
  • A 1-2 page cover letter outlining your research skills, experience, research topics of interest and why this PhD opportunity interests you. 

About Monash and the Centre for Health Economics

The Centre for Health Economics is one of the world’s leading research groups in the economic analysis of health and health care. We have the highest concentration of economists working in health in the Asia-Pacific region and the largest Health Economics PhD program in Australia, reflecting the reputation of our researchers and the quality of their mentorship.

Monash is one of the top 50 universities in the world, ranked top in health economics in the Asia-Pacific region. As a PhD student of the Centre, you will be part of a team of researchers at the cutting edge of impactful international research across research themes including: disadvantage and health; global and environmental health economics; economic behaviour, incentives and preferences in health; and, economic modelling of health policies and technologies

Employment prospects

PhD graduates from the Centre for Health Economics typically find employment as researchers in leading universities and consulting firms around the world. For instance, our previous graduates have been successful in gaining positions at the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of York, the University of Melbourne, Ernst & Young, the World Bank and government health departments.


If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email sonja.denew@monash.edu 

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