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PhD Scholarship Opportunities - Health Economics

Job no.: 625101

Location: Caulfield campus

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Employment Type: Full-time

Remuneration: Successful applicants will receive a generous scholarship covering tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at current value of AU$35,000 per annum full-time rate.

Several top-up scholarships are also available to eligible applicants.

Information on scholarships and top-ups is available via Find a Scholarship and on the Scholarships and fees page.

Additional financial support is available through research and teaching assistance work; students can earn up to AU$15,000 per annum. PhD candidates also have opportunities for funded travel and study exchanges with partner institutions in Europe or the USA.

The Opportunity

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at Monash University has the largest Health Economics PhD program in Australia and offers fully funded PhDs.

Doing a PhD with CHE will provide you with rigorous graduate research training and the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to research in the economics of health and health care.

We offer excellent research facilities including a dedicated PhD student workspace, 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. Find more information on the Centre, our team and our projects here.

PhD admission and scholarship eligibility

Applicants should have a degree in economics, econometrics or a relevant discipline with a research component and strong academic results. 

Specific coursework in health economics is included in the PhD program, and coursework in related areas is also 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.

How to apply for a scholarship

There are two scholarship rounds each year for international and domestic applicants.

Interested applicants should first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). If successful, you will be invited to submit a full application. Please see below the 2023 EOI and full application deadlines.

International Students

  • Round 1: EOI by 21 February, full applications by 31 March (Enrolment: July 2023).

  • Round 3: EOI by 24 July, full applications by 31 August (Enrolment: February 2024).

Domestic Students

  • Round 2: EOI by 23 April, full applications by 31 May (Enrolment: July 2023).

  • Round 4: EOI by 23 September, full applications by 31 October (Enrolment: February 2024).

Submit your EOI

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.

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

If you have any questions, please email

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. 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 across research themes including: disadvantage and health; global and environmental health economics; economic behaviour, incentives and preferences in health; and, economic modelling of health policies and technologies

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 the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of York, the University of Melbourne, Ernst & Young, the World Bank and government health departments.

Supporting a diverse workforce

Monash University recognises that its Australian campuses are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Kulin nations, and pays its respects to their elders, past and present.