Research scientist in the library
WEHI offer undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD places as the Department of Medical Biology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of The University of Melbourne.

COVID-19 update: Due to COVID-19, we are currently restricting visitors to WEHI and are not hosting any events, seminars or tours until further notice. This is a precautionary measure to support the health and safety of visitors, staff, students and tenants. We appreciate your understanding with this difficult decision. Information about specific education programs will be communicated to prospective students when available.


A number of PhD positions are advertised each year in all research fields across WEHI. Explore your options and contact a potential supervisor to discuss a research program.


Draw together your experience in science, biomedical, health, mathematics and computation science studies. Our Honours projects are advertised each year; contact your potential supervisor to discuss project details.


We offer a range of options for Masters studies. This includes research training in bioinformatics and computational biology for Masters students enrolled in certain University of Melbourne Masters of Science courses. 

Clinician-scientist training

WEHI offers specialised research training programs for clinicians and medical students. These include short-term placements as well as programs such as clinician PhD training.


Undergraduate students can experience a research laboratory and gain insight into careers in biomedical research through course-work or paid placements at WEHI .

Student research projects

Student research projects are advertised from across WEHI's range of research areas. Potential students are encouraged to contact supervisors and attend our Student Open Days to discuss a placement.

Student Open Days

Meet our researchers and students, and find out about our exciting research opportunities and world-class facilities at our Student Open Days. These are held online in September each year.


The WEHI Student Association represents the students in academic issues and organises student activities.

School resources

School students are encouraged to participate in discovery tours and talk to our scientists to find out about careers in science.

Shereen Oon sitting at lab bench, pipetting

Dr Shereen Oon is a clinician completing a PhD with our Inflammation division. She describes her PhD research into lupus, day-to-day working in a lab, and the benefits of working at the institute.