How to apply


Applicants for STJU Melbourne Joint PhD projects should:

  • Identify a project of interest
  • Register their interest with the project supervisor based at the University of Melbourne, including the following information:
    • Name, contact details
    • Joint PhD project of interest
    • Cover Letter, CV and Transcript
    • Any supporting documentation


  • All applicants are required to meet the entry requirements for a PhD at both partner universities to be considered for the program.
  • All applicants are required to meet the English language requirements of SJTU.
  • According to SJTU policy, all Chinese nationals are required to have SJTU as their home institution.
  • SJTU home candidates will be required to complete 12 months of coursework at SJTU.
  • All participants are required to complete 12 months’ residency at the partner institution.


Minimum entry requirements for a PhD at Melbourne are summarised on the course website of the relevant faculty of your University of Melbourne supervisor:




The successful candidates will be funded by either UoM or STJU. This funding includes a full scholarship, health insurance and mobility support.

  • All participants will receive a UoM Graduate Research Scholarship/SJTU scholarship when located at Melbourne/Shanghai.  Please note that the SJTU scholarship for non-Chinese nationals includes a monthly stipend of 5000RMB, a monthly accommodation allowance of 1500RMB and the annual insurance of 800RMB as required by the Chinese government. Further information on accommodation and living expenses is available here.
  • Scholarship support will be available for up to 4 years.