Education

Every student wants to lay great foundations for their future career…but it’s equally important to enjoy your study and work. The Alfred Research Alliance strikes the perfect balance.

Monash University, La Trobe University and Deakin University provide truly outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities here at the Alfred precinct. Complemented by close partnership with The Alfred and the flexible collaborative network across the Alliance, it means students here learn how to work nimbly from biomedical discovery, through translational development and clinical research, to deliver improved outcomes for patients.

The Alfred Research Alliance strikes the perfect balance between education and work

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Monash University, Deakin University and La Trobe University offer undergraduate courses including immunology, pathology, medicine, public health, health sciences, biomedical science, nursing and allied health. They, and other universities, also offer honours and postgraduate degrees which students can complete either at the host institution or at affiliated Alliance organisations like The Alfred, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute or the Burnet Institute. Postgraduate students here at the Alliance are studying towards Masters, PhD and other doctorates, with others enrolled to do Graduate Diplomas.

A wide range of scholarships, top-ups and awards are available to students studying at the Alliance. Most are offered through our member universities and research institutes, with details available on their website. Students may also apply for Alfred Research Alliance Honours Scholarships, which are awarded annually based on academic achievement. Find out more by visiting Honours Programs page

Opportunities for students at the Alliance abound, from engaging with the community, interfacing with public health agencies, working with clinical registries, enjoying national or international collaborations and travel, or even securing an international placement.

And, with more than 1,100 students on this site, those who choose to study here will enjoy a vibrant student community and busy social calendar, with a Student Committee, a range of student initiatives and activities, an annual retreat, and an EMCR Committee to help ensure a smooth transition from study.

Located just out of the city centre, the Alfred precinct is easy to get to by public transport and is situated in one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of Melbourne. The precinct looks across Commercial Road to beautiful Fawkner Park, with its great running tracks and sporting grounds, and is just a short tram ride from Melbourne city and Southbank and within walking distance of Albert Park Lake and Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, the bustling Prahran Market and Chapel Street, Melbourne’s food and fashion hub.