Information and common questions about enrolling, studying and graduating as a research student at The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

If you’ve applied to start your research degree in the first half of the calendar year, you will receive your outcome by the end of December.

If you’ve applied to start your research degree in the second half of the calendar year, you will receive your outcome by the end of June.

If we can let you know sooner we will but it’s important to know that the admissions process can be complex. When you apply, we assess your application, identify appropriate supervisors and check if you are eligible for any scholarships.

Once you have been accepted, you will need to complete the enrolment process.

If you have any questions, email fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au

Once your application has been accepted, enrolment is a two-step process:

  1. Administrative Enrolment: completed by the student
  2. Course and Subject Enrolment: completed by The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office.

You can complete your Administrative Enrolment once you accept the enrolment Terms and Conditions.

You can do this by visiting the Get Started page.

Next, you’ll need to notify The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office by sending an email to fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au

The FFAM Research Office will then complete your enrolment and advise you when you can organise your student card at Stop 1.

Research students should visit The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office and Melbourne Scholarships website for information on research student scholarships.

Some students have reported an error message when attempting to accept the terms and conditions of their enrolment.

Before contacting the Faculty, follow these two troubleshooting steps:

  1. Check your Letter of Offer to make sure there are no outstanding conditions you are required to meet as part of a ‘conditional offer’. This could include evidence of the completion of a prior degree, evidence that you meet the English language requirements, or referee reports.
  2. If you are sure that you have satisfied all outstanding conditions, please wait for 24 hours and then try again.

If you still seeing an error message, send an email to fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au

To get your student card, you’ll need to be enrolled. Research students must have their enrolment finalised by the Research Office of the Faculty. This is not something that you can do at Stop 1.

For research students, enrolment is a two-step process:

  1. Administrative enrolment: completed by the student
  2. Course/subject enrolment: completed by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office.

Your administrative enrolment is completed once you accept the enrolment terms and conditions.

You can do that  by visiting the Get Started web page

Next, you’ll need to notify the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office.

Send an email to fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au

The Research Office will then complete your enrolment and advise when you can go to Stop 1 to get your student card.

Find out how to make a request by visiting The Graduate Research Hub

Find out how to make a request by visiting The Graduate Research Hub

If you need to take time out from your studies due to sickness, family or carer responsibilities or a similar reason, you should consider applying for a leave of absence. This will grant you a period of non-enrolment, and your expected thesis submission date and progress review due dates will be adjusted.

If you receive a scholarship or are on a student visa, make sure you understand any leave of absence restrictions before you apply.

Visit the Taking Leave page of our website to find out more about applying for a Leave of Absence.

You can apply for a Leave of Absence at the Graduate Research Hub.

When you return from a Leave of Absence, you will be required to notify the University. You can also do this at the Graduate Research Hub.

To create an e-flyer on your behalf, the Fine Arts and Music Research Office needs:

  • The title of your seminar
  • The date, time and venue of your seminar
  • An abstract of 100 words or less, written for a general audience
  • One good quality landscape image, in JPEG or PNG file format, with an image credit.

You will need to send the above information by email at least two weeks before your event.

Send your materials to fineartsmusic-bookings@unimelb.edu.au

Book a venue by emailing fineartsmusic-bookings@unimelb.edu.au