OPTIMA PhD with industry placement    Expression of interest

We offer PhD opportunities with generous top-up scholarships at OPTIMA’s two nodes, The University of Melbourne, Parkville and Monash University, Clayton. Our PhDs are 3.5 years that includes a minimum one year of industry placement, ensuring that our graduates are industry-ready upon conclusion.

We invite potential PhD candidates to submit an expression of interest. Through our application process, we determine which project best matches your skillset; you then may be offered a PhD at either of our nodes. Before applying, please familiarise yourself with each nodes' admission requirements, as a PhD cannot be offered if you do not meet the universities' stringent requirements, Monash University (https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/apply), The University of Melbourne (https://study.unimelb.edu.au/how-to-apply/graduate-research). The universities will only process applications for OPTIMA students after you have completed this EOI, attended an industry interview and have been provided with an OPTIMA letter of acceptance.

Please note: International students are invited to apply but we cannot guarantee that a project will be available if you are restricted in travelling to Australia. This is a hurdle that OPTIMA can try help you overcome if you are the preferred candidate but we cannot guarantee a visa or a place at our nodes.

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Are you currently residing in Australia or New Zealand? *
Do you have a preference which OPTIMA node you are placed at? *
Have you checked the postgraduate admission requirements of both the node universities? Monash University (https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/apply), The University of Melbourne (https://study.unimelb.edu.au/how-to-apply/graduate-research) *
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