How to apply for Honours

Course structure

WEHI offers the Honours course as the Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne. Start of year (semester one) and mid year (semester two) intakes are offered. 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 research and coursework subjects can be found in the University of Melbourne Handbook: BMSC40003, BMSC40008, and BIOL40014.

How to apply

To be accepted as an Honours student at WEHI you must complete two application parts.

Round 2 Honours applications

Students may lodge Round 2 applications in January 2024, but it is important to get in touch with WEHI first to discuss. It is essential you have completed Part A (application to WEHI, see above) prior to the University of Melbourne application.

Mid-year Honours

Honours for commencing in semester 2 (July 2024) is available and information will be updated later in 2024. Contact the WEHI Scientific Education Office for more information.


Our Scientific Education Office is available to help you with any stage of your Honours application.

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