Supervision and candidature support

Candidature support

The University of Melbourne provides comprehensive candidature support for all graduate researchers across four main areas:

  • The Melbourne School of Graduate Research provides research training & professional development, as well as support for graduate research candidates unable to resolve a grievance at the local level.
  • The Faculties / Graduate Schools administer day to day candidature requirements
  • Melbourne Research provides support and advice on ethics and intellectual property
  • The Graduate Student Association provides advocacy support and advice


  • Each candidate is guided by one or more supervisors and by an Advisory Committee which must be appointed on commencement. They provide support from commencement through to final submission of the thesis.
  • Supervision can be nominated at the time of application, and further discussed at any relevant interviews or audition. Check the Apply Now pages for the appropriate method to contact potential supervisors in your preferred discipline area.