PhD Scholarship in Health Economics
Monash University Monash and the Centre for Health Economics

PhD Scholarship Opportunities - Health Economics

Job No: 625101

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: Successful applicants will receive a tax-free stipend at current value of $29,500 per annum full-time rate, with several top-up scholarships available to eligible applicants. For information on scholarships and top-ups available to PhD applicants please see and

The Opportunity:

If you are looking for rigorous graduate research training and want to make a substantial contribution to research in the economics of health and health care, the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University offers a fully funded PhD in health economics.

Generous scholarships for outstanding candidates covering tuition fees and a living allowance of $29,500 per annum full-time rate are available with top-up scholarships for eligible applicants. Additional financial support is available through research and teaching assistance, along with opportunities for funded travel and study exchanges with partner institutions in Europe or USA.

We offer excellent research facilities including a dedicated PhD student work space, 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. For more information on the Centre, our team and our projects, click here.

Applicants should have a first degree in a relevant discipline with strong academic results. Specific coursework in health economics is included in the PhD program, with coursework in related areas 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.

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 including on mental health and wellbeing, risky behaviours, child health and development, measurement of health and quality of life, health systems, economic evaluations and health finance decisions. 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 graduates have been successful in gaining positions at London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of York, University of Melbourne, Ernst & Young, The World Bank and government health departments.

To Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to be in touch with us by email to discuss the range of projects and supervision available at the Centre prior to submitting an application.

There are two separate scholarship rounds each year for international and domestic applicants. Each round has a timeline for the receipt of an Expression of Interest (EOI) and full application submission (by invitation, following notification of a successful EOI).

Scholarship application timelines are as follows for 2021:

International Students

Round 1: EOI by 15 February, full applications by 31 March (Enrolment: Jul – Dec 2021)

Round 3: EOI by 15 July, full applications by 31 August (Enrolment: Jan – Jun 2022)

Domestic Students

Round 2: EOI by 15 April, full applications by 31 May (Enrolment: March, Jul – Dec 2021)

Round 4: EOI by 15 September, full applications by 31 October (Enrolment: Jan – Jun 2022)

Please include the following information in your enquiry:

  • 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 and why this PhD opportunity interests you.


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