Honours application

Honours application

Student and supervisor in the lab

Course structure

The Institute offers the Honours course as the Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne. Learn more about the details of the course structure.

The Honours course consists of a research component and coursework component. The research component is the most significant aspect of the course, therefore it is important to find a research project that you are passionate to pursue. 

Detailed information about the 2017 research and coursework subjects can be found in the University of Melbourne Handbook: BMSC40003, BMSC40008, BMSC40004 and BMSC40007.

How to apply

To be accepted as an Honours student you must complete two application phases.

Part A: 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 prospective supervisors with:

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)

  • A cover letter outlining your research interests

  • Your academic transcripts

Upon agreement of a project with a supervisor, an application needs to be made to the Institute. Email your CV, academic transcript and name of your supervisors to:
Kerry Ko, Scientific Education Administrator, studentapplications@wehi.edu.au 

Part B: Application to the University of Melbourne

All prospective students need to lodge an application online for Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) via the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).

Step 1 of the online form is completed by your application to the Institute (Part A, see above).

Step 2: apply for Start Year Intake Round 1. Lodge application by Friday 10 November 2017.

Step 3: Select your project preferences in SONIA from mid-September to Friday 24 November 2017.

The Institute is the Department of Medical Biology, MDHS. Projects can be searched by supervisor name or project title. 

Round 2 Honours Applications

Lodge an application before Friday 19 January 2018. It is essential you have completed Part A (above) prior to the University of Melbourne application.

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 (Part A) before you take this step.​



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

Kerry Ko
Scientific Education Administrator
Email: education@wehi.edu.au