Study at the Garvan Institute

We actively seek high calibre PhD and MRes candidates who demonstrate initiative and independent thought.

Why choose Garvan?

  • We offer a competitive salary top-up on eligible scholarships
  • Garvan boasts state-of-the-art research facilities which incorporate a range of cutting-edge equipment and expertise
  • Students at Garvan (SAG) — the student representative group within the Garvan Institute — provides both academic support and social activities in our off-campus environment.

PhD projects available at Garvan:

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How to submit an expression of interest in Garvan PhD projects

Garvan is an affiliate of UNSW.  Students at Garvan are enrolled in Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) through UNSW Sydney. 

Before expressing an interest in our available projects, you should first ensure you meet UNSW eligibility criteria for admission to a PhD.

UNSW admission and scholarship application requirements can be found at Research Higher Degree Programs.

UNSW also has English language requirements. All applicants, whether domestic or international, must provide evidence their English ability meets the minimum UNSW English Language Requirements

If you meet UNSW minimum requirements for admission to PhD or Master of Research then please submit an expression of interest to Garvan by selecting the relevant project (above), and filling the online form. 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Garvan and we will assist you in lodging an application for admission to UNSW online

Closing date for expression of interest

  •  30 March 2023 (for those who wish to start their studies in Term 3 2023). 

As Garvan is a not-for-profit organisation, it is unlikely that a research program would have the funds to take on a postgraduate student without scholarship funding for the duration of their PhD. 

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