Study with us

We offer undergraduate (UROP, Honours) and graduate education (PhDs) as the Department of Medical Biology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of the University of Melbourne.

Research projects: 2015 intake

We offer a number of student research project places (Honours and PhD) each year under the institute's research themes of cancer, chronic inflammatory diseases and infectious diseases.

PhD program

We offer postgraduate training as the Department of Medical Biology of the University of Melbourne. At any one time, around 60 full-time PhD students are enrolled.

PhD (clinician)

The institute offers the facilities for medical students and medically-qualified clinicians to undertake a PhD at the institute in a range of disciplines.

Honours program

Honours is a fourth-year program which gives you the opportunity to draw together your previous science, biomedical or health science studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research.

Schools education

We run discovery tours of the institute, provide animations via WEHI.TV and collaborate with the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) to provide Victorian school students with the opportunity to work in small groups with young scientists at the laboratory bench.

WESA – The Walter and Eliza Hall Student Association

WESA represents the student body in academic issues and, more importantly, make student life a lot more interesting. Activities include invited speakers, weekly sport, movie nights, pub nights and the all-famous Annual Student Retreat.

Living in Melbourne

Melbourne is widely regarded as the biotech, cultural, sporting and culinary capital of Australia and offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle.


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