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PhD Scholarships in Health Economics for domestic and international students – Monash University, Melbourne

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PhD Scholarships in Health Economics for domestic and international students – Monash University, Melbourne

PhD Scholarships in Health Economics for domestic and international students – Monash University, Melbourne


Duration: 3.5 year fixed-term appointment


Remuneration: Successful applicants will receive a tax-free stipend at current value of $30,000 per annum full-time rate, with several top-up scholarships available to eligible applicants. For information on scholarships and top-ups available to PhD applicants please click here and here.



If you are a domestic student and are looking for rigorous graduate research training and want to make a substantial contribution to research in the economics of health and health care, the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University offers a fully funded PhD in health economics.


Generous scholarships for outstanding candidates covering tuition fees and a living allowance of $30,000 per annum full-time rate are available with top-up scholarships for eligible applicants. Additional financial support is available through research and teaching assistance, along with opportunities for funded travel and study exchanges with partner institutions in Europe or USA.


We offer excellent research facilities including a dedicated PhD student work space, a Behavioural Laboratory, high quality computing facilities and internal seminar programs.


PhD scholarships are available in all areas of health economics, but we specifically encourage projects that align with the current research projects of our supervisors. For more information on the Centre, our team and our projects, click here.


Who we are looking for:

Applicants should have a degree in economics, econometrics or a relevant discipline with a research component and outstanding academic results. Specific coursework in health economics is included in the PhD program, with coursework in related areas available. For full information on admission and scholarship eligibility please click here.


General information on applications and commencing a research degree at Monash can be found here.


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 100 universities in the world, ranked top in health economics in the Asia-Pacific region. US News Global Universities ranked the Monash Business School #1 in Australia for Economics and Business. Monash Business School also contains a leading Economics Department and a distinct Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics with an international reputation in theoretical and applied econometrics. The School of Public Health provides expertise in large epidemiological studies, multi-centre clinical trials, clinical registries, evidence synthesis and health social science. Co-supervision is available and common.


As a PhD student of the Centre, you will be part of a team of researchers at the cutting edge of impactful international research including on mental health and wellbeing, risky behaviours, child health and development, measurement of health and quality of life, health systems, economic evaluations and health finance decisions. Our PhD students’ cutting-edge research is published in leading academic journals. 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 London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of York, University of Melbourne, Ernst & Young, The World Bank and government health departments.



To Apply:

There are two separate scholarship rounds each year for international and domestic applicants. Each round has a timeline for the receipt of an Expression of Interest (EOI) and full application submission (by invitation, following notification of a successful EOI).


We are currently looking for domestic applicants with an EOI deadline of 23 September 2022, full applications by 31 October (Enrolment: Jan – Jun 2023)


Please submit your EOI here: 

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


The deadlines for next year (for both domestic and international applicants are here):


You will be asked to include the following information:

  • 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.
  • Please also include information on your cohort rank



If you have any questions, please email

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