Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS)

Sponsored by: Monash University Malaysia
Deadline31 December 2022
Organisation TypePrivate Higher Educational Institutions
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?Local

Call for GEMS applications for the 2023 intake is now open.

The Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS) program aims to bring the best and brightest PhD students to Monash University Malaysia, where they can work with top-class research teams on some of the world's core challenges.

The GEMS program offers 15 scholarships each year from 2022 to 2024, and scholarship recipients will be funded for 39 months. Each PhD student will be supervised by a team of staff in Malaysia and Australia, and as such, the program will include a paid placement in Australia for up to 12 months.

Scholarship information


Three years and three months (27 months in Malaysia and up to 12 months in Australia)


Higher Degree Research - PhD


Call for 2023 intake applications is now open

Study status

Full time only


Malaysian and International students are eligible

General fees

  • Registration (once only) - RM200
  • General amenities (per semester) - RM100
  • International student pass application - Click here.

Tuition fees

100% tuition fee waiver for three years and three months under the Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS).

Stipend and benefits

  • The period in Malaysia: a monthly stipend of RM 2,800 for 27 months.
  • The period in Australia: a monthly stipend of RM 7,000 for up to 12 months
  • A grant to cover travel and initial cost of living expenses in Australia.

Areas of study

Refer to ‘Research topics’ below.

Candidates are permitted to select up to 2 preferred research topics only. A research proposal for each selected research topic must be submitted with your application.

Admission and eligibility criteria

To enter Monash University, you must satisfy particular academic and English language requirements.

To be eligible for GEMS, you must possess a minimum academic qualification of First Class Honours (H1) or its equivalence (H1E) recognised by Monash Malaysia.

Application process

  1. Applications must be submitted through this form with the following documents:
    • Academic transcripts (Certified true copies with grading scales)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Personal statement on why you think are suited for the GEMS program (300 words)
    • Research proposals for up to 2 preferred research topics
    • Proof of English proficiency (Based on Monash University English language requirements)
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a panel interview.
  3. An Invitation to Apply letter will be sent to successful applicants on the next steps to complete your application.

Scholarship conditions

Global Excellence and Mobility Scholarship (GEMS) recipients are required to contribute a maximum of 10 hours per week in academic support and/or research support activities as determined by the managing School.

Application deadline

31 December 2022


Application and assessment timeline Call for applications closes on 31 December 2022
Panel interviews for shortlisted applicants in February 2023
Announcement of outcome in March 2023
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