Honours application

Honours application

Student and supervisor in the lab
To be accepted as an Honours student you must complete two application phases.

1. Application to the institute

All prospective students first need to identify their preferred student research project, discuss it with the prospective supervisor and reach an agreement.

You then need to provide:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Cover letter outlining your research interests

  • Copy of your academic transcripts

Your application should be sent to: Sue Hardy, Student and Academic Administration, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, studentapplications@wehi.edu.au ; 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia.

2. Application to the University of Melbourne

All prospective students need to lodge an application online via the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. There are instructions for:

  • Current local and international University of Melbourne students

  • Local non-University of Melbourne applicants

  • International non-University of Melbourne Applicants

Once you have submitted your applications to the institute AND to the University of Melbourne, you will need to lodge your project preference(s) through the Honours Application Tracking System (HATS).

The HATS webpage is accessible from early September to late November (visit The University of Melbourne, How to Apply -  MDHS Honours webpage for updates).

Note: It is essential that you have already agreed which project you wish to apply for with your prospective supervisors, and have applied for Honours before you take this step.


Our Education team are available to help you with any stage of your Honours application. Please contact:

Sue Hardy
Student Academic Administrator
Phone: +61 3 9345 2549
Email: education@wehi.edu.au