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PhD Scholarship – Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS)

March 9, 2022 - December 31, 2023

The Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS) program aims to bring the best and brightest PhD students to Monash University Malaysia, where they can work with top-class research teams on some of the world’s core challenges.

Each PhD student will be supervised by a team of staff in Malaysia and Australia, and as such, the program, which is scheduled to commence in 2022, will include a paid placement in Australia for up to 12 months.

The GEMS program will be offering 15 scholarships each year for the next three years (2022-2024), and scholarship recipients will be funded for 39 months.

 

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The Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS) program aims to bring the best and brightest PhD students to Monash University Malaysia, where they can work with top-class research teams on some of the world’s core challenges.

Each PhD student will be supervised by a team of staff in Malaysia and Australia, and as such, the program, which is scheduled to commence in 2022, will include a paid placement in Australia for up to 12 months.

The GEMS program will be offering 15 scholarships each year for the next three years (2022-2024), and scholarship recipients will be funded for 39 months.

Apply now!

Scholarship information

Duration

Three years and three months (27 months in Malaysia and up to 12 months in Australia)

Type

Higher Degree Research – PhD

Intakes

Throughout the year from 2022 to 2024 (subject to availability of supervision)

Study status

Full time only

Citizenship

Malaysian and International students are eligible

General fees

  • Registration (once only) – RM200
  • General amenities (per semester) – RM100
  • International student pass application – Click here.

Tuition fees

100% tuition fee waiver for three years and three months under the Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS).

Stipend and benefits

  • The period in Malaysia: a monthly stipend of RM 2,800 for 27 months.
  • The period in Australia: an annual stipend of AUD 29,500 up to 12 months.
  • A grant to cover travel and initial cost of living expenses in Australia.

Areas of study

Refer to ‘Research topics’ below.

Admission and eligibility criteria

To enter Monash University, you must satisfy particular academic and English language requirements.

To be eligible for GEMS, you must possess a minimum academic qualification of First Class Honours (H1) or it’s equivalence (H1E) recognised by Monash Malaysia.

Application process

  1. Applications must be submitted through this form with the following documents:
    • Academic transcripts (Certified true copies with grading scales)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Personal statement on why you think are suited for the GEMS program (300 words)
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a panel interview.
  3. An Invitation to Apply letter will be sent to successful applicants on the next steps to complete your application.

Scholarship conditions

Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS) recipients are required to contribute a maximum of 10 hours per week in academic support and/or research support activities as determined by the managing School.

Research topics

School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS)View

Details

Start:
March 9
End:
December 31, 2023