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PhD in Health Economics

Find out more about the phd experience from:, michelle tew, xinyang hua, chris schilling, why study a phd with the health economics unit.

We are a world class group of researchers producing cutting-edge research of high quality and impact. We provide a diverse range of research interests . We hold close links with leading clinical research across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and other researchers forming part of the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UHMEG). The latter draws on those from the Nossal Institute, Melbourne Institute, and Department of Economics. We also work closely with the ISPOR Victorian Student Chapter to provide support to PhD students.

A particular strength of the Health Economics Unit is its collaborative relationship with clinicians and health care providers. This provides an applied lens to our research and access to rich patient datasets and clinical expertise. We have collaborative research projects across the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Austin Health, Western Health, Northern Health, Walter and Eliza Institute and Doherty Institute.

We provide an active and growing PhD program with structured mentoring and an active seminar series. A talented and dynamic current PhD cohort provides a great community of support and will enhance your PhD experience. We place a critical emphasis on the development of early career researchers and provide regular training and mentoring sessions. International visitors are regularly hosted and the unit has key collaborations with the University of Oxford, University of Michigan, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham, University of York and University of Antwerp.

You can find further information about the Doctor of Philosophy - Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences here .

PhD opportunities are generally available through supporting application for a University of Melbourne postgraduate scholarship, although additional funds and stipends are sometimes available.  Further information is available here .

We look forward to hearing from you and discussing the opportunity to join our vibrant and talented PhD group.

For further information or to express interest please contact the Health Economics Group at [email protected] .

Associate Professor Kim Dalziel

Head Health Economics Unit Centre for Health Policy

Current higher degree students

Completed phds.

Michelle Tew - Advancing economic evaluation  methods for better medical decision making through real-world longitudinal data , 2020 Xinyang Hua -  Health economics and chronic disease, with a specific focus on diabetes , 2018 Chris Schilling -  Increasing the value from individual-level observational data: practical applications in health economics , 2017 Foruhar Moayeri - Health-related quality of life; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and smoking , 2016 Rachel Knott - Empirical studies in socioeconomic-related health inequalities , 2015 Thomas Lung - Health economics, simulation modelling and Type 1 diabetes mellitus , 2015

Selected publications

Below are some selected publications of former graduate students undertaken while doing PhDs at the University of Melbourne:

TEW, M., DALZIEL, K ., Thursky, K., Krahn, M., Abrahamyan, L., Morris, A. M., & CLARKE, P . (2021). Excess cost of care associated with sepsis in cancer patients: Results from a population-based case-control matched cohort .  PloS one ,  16 (8), e0255107.

TEW, M., DALZIEL, K., CLARKE, P. , Smith, A., Choong, P. F., & Dowsey, M. (2020). Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs): can they be used to guide patient-centered care and optimize outcomes in total knee replacement? .  Quality of Life Research ,  29 (12), 3273-3283.

TEW, M., CLARKE, P. , Thursky, K., & DALZIEL, K. (2019). Incorporating future medical costs: Impact on cost-effectiveness analysis in cancer patients .  PharmacoEconomics ,  37 (7), 931-941.

HUA, X., ERREYGERS, G. , Chalmers, J., Laba, T. L., & CLARKE, P. (2017). Using administrative data to look at changes in the level and distribution of out-of-pocket medical expenditure: An example using Medicare data from Australia. Health Policy. Early online.

HUA, X. , McDermott, R., Lung, T., Wenitong, M., TRAN-DUY, A. , Li, M., & CLARKE, P. (2017). Validation and recalibration of the Framingham cardiovascular disease risk models in an Australian Indigenous cohort. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. [Epub ahead of print].

SCHILLING, C., PETRIE, D ., Dowsey, M. M., Choong, P. F., & CLARKE, P . (2017). The Impact of Regression to the Mean on Economic Evaluation in Quasi‐Experimental Pre–Post Studies: The Example of Total Knee Replacement Using Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative . Health Economics. Volume 26(12).

MOAYERI, F., HSUEH, Y., CLARKE, P., & DUNT, D. (2016). Do Model-Based Studies in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Measure Correct Values of Utility? A Meta-Analysis . Value in Health. Jun;19(4):363-73.

ONG, JJ ., Fairley, CK., Carroll, S., Walker, S., Chen, M., Read, T., ... & CLARKE, P. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of screening for anal cancer using regular digital ano-rectal examinations in men who have sex with men living with HIV . Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19(1).

LUNG, TW. , CLARKE, PM ., Hayes, AJ., Stevens, RJ., & Farmer, A. (2013). Simulating lifetime outcomes associated with complications for people with type 1 diabetes . Pharmacoeconomics, 31(6), 509-518.

KNOTT, R. , Cass, A., Heeley, E., Chalmers, J., Peiris, D., & CLARKE, P . (2012). How fair is Medicare? The income-related distribution of Medicare benefits with special focus on chronic care items . Medical Journal of Australia, 197(11), 625-630.

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CRICOS course code: 056955G

Level of study: Doctoral Degrees

The Doctoral Program in Economics at the University of Melbourne is the leading PhD program in the region and sits among the world’s top graduate research programs. This program is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. The diversity and depth of available research advisors and research topics in theoretical and applied economics in Australia is unparalleled in the region.

The Doctoral Program in Economics is made up of a 2-year Master of Commerce coursework program followed by a 3-year PhD.

This program is designed for students with prior training in economics or a related discipline with a strong analytical/mathematical component, who wish to gain advanced skills necessary to practice as a professional economist in the public or private sectors.

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In order to be considered for entry, you must have completed:

  • a four-year bachelor degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
  • a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent,

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IELTS (academic English Only): Overall 7.0 (with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) TOEFL Internet-based test: 94 + ; Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic: 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill

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PhD in Economics

The PhD program in Economics is offered by the Research School of Economics (RSE), and caters to candidates of the highest academic ambition. RSE offers a diverse and stimulating intellectual environment, attracting candidates as well as faculty from all over the world. The School values open academic discourse, encourages collaboration, and is continuously searching for ideas that push and shift the research frontier. Our world-class faculty teach, supervise and support candidates on their journeys to become thought leaders in academia, government, national and international research institutions, think tanks, and business.

CRICOS #: 048345A

Duration: 2 to 4 years full time (4 to 8 years part time)

Before you submit an application for entry to the program, you should:

  • ensure you meet the admission requirements outlined below.
  • identify potential supervisors – that is, one or two academic economists at ANU who conduct research in your area of interest.

You can find information on researchers and their research areas in the  ANU researchers database  and  RSE staff directory .

While other ANU schools may recommend contacting potential supervisors before submitting an application,  this is not required  for entry into RSE’s PhD program. Instead, you only need to list the name(s) of potential supervisors in your online application form.

Potential supervisors cannot guarantee entry into the PhD program. Admission will depend on the strength of your application relative to others in the pool.

After you’ve completed the steps above, you can proceed with an  online application .

Application deadlines

The first semester of the ANU academic year starts in February, and the second semester starts in July. In general, successful applicants will start their PhD program with RSE in Semester 1 of the following year. While all applications for first semester entry must be submitted  before 31 October,  international applicants wishing to be considered for an  ANU scholarship  should submit their applications  before   31 August .

To be considered for a scholarship, your application must be accompanied by all the supporting documents listed below, including the referee reports. Request for referee reports are triggered and sent to your nominated referees at the time of submission of program application. It is thus important that you submit your application in advance (2-3 weeks) to allow time for your referees to provide their reports prior to the scholarship deadline.

If you’re currently completing an academic degree and haven’t yet received your final results and transcript, you should still submit all available documents before the deadline, and forward remaining results once you receive them. We won’t make a final decision on your application until we’ve received all the required documents.

If you’re admitted to the program, you’ll be expected to attend the pre-PhD summer course, Mathematical Techniques for Advanced Economic Analysis, which is offered during January and February, before the start of the semester.

Due to the sequencing of the coursework required for our PhD program, we’ll only consider applications for entry in the second semester (starting in July) if you have completed the ANU Master of Economics, or if you have a strong background in mathematical and statistical techniques.

ANU Master of Economics students interested in applying for entry into our PhD program should discuss their applications with the RSE Masters convenor  after completing the first year of the Master coursework ). All applications for entry in Semester 2 must be submitted  before  31 March .

The admission requirements for the PhD program in Economics reflect the advanced knowledge in economics that candidates will need to undertake the coursework component of the degree, and the research experience and skills needed to successfully undertake and complete the research thesis.

The minimum qualification requirement for admission to the PhD program in Economics is:

  • a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours Division A in economics from an approved university, or
  • a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours Division A in mathematics and/or statistics from an approved university, which includes a major or equivalent in economics, and a final grade at least of distinction in a third-year economics course, or
  • an ANU Master of Economics, or an equivalent postgraduate qualification  in economics  from an approved university, with results that the convenor deems to be at least equivalent to Second Class Honours Division A at ANU.

Additionally, you will have to show evidence of your:

  • advanced knowledge of microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and econometrics
  • adequate background in mathematical methods and mathematical economics (at a minimum, at the level of the book  Mathematics for Economists  by Simon and Blume)
  • research experience, e.g. in the form of an honours or Master thesis or research project, at a standard equivalent to a Second Class Honours Division A degree.

Admission to the PhD program in Economics is competitive and we can only admit a limited number of applicants each year. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee you a place in the program.

If you don’t satisfy the eligibility criteria, or if you have the required qualifications but would prefer to have a refresher before applying to enter the PhD program, you can choose to first complete the  Master of Economics .

English language requirements

All applicants must satisfy the University’s  English language admission requirements . An international applicant who is not a native English speaker may satisfy these requirements by submitting evidence of an  IELTS  overall score of at least 6.5, and with no component less than 6.0, or a paper-based  TOEFL  score of at least 570, with at least 4.5 in the essay component.

Application and supporting documentation

You must submit your application online via the  ANU Application Manager .

In addition to the standard information required in the online application, you must submit the following supporting documents as part of your application:

  • transcripts from previous study
  • a brief research proposal that outlines your proposed area of research and the questions that you plan to address as part of your PhD thesis – see guidelines on how to  prepare a persuasive research proposal
  • a copy of your honours or Master thesis
  • details about your previous study in economics (e.g. course outlines of advanced economic theory and econometrics courses taken, including details of textbooks used)
  • official  TOEFL  or  IELTS  results (where applicable) to demonstrate that you satisfy the University’s  English language requirements
  • nomination of three referees. A referee report form will automatically be sent to the referees you list in your online application. Your application will be complete and ready for assessment once we receive all documents, including referee reports.

GRE requirement

As part of your application, you must also submit your  GRE General Test  results. The GRE  designated   institution code  for the  ANU College of Business and Economics  is  7833 . You should use this code to submit your official GRE results.

You’re exempt from the GRE requirement if you’ve already completed some of the coursework required for the PhD as part of an ANU Master of Economics or ANU Honours in Economics degree. Similarly, you’re exempt if you’ve completed an Honours in Economics degree from an Australian or New Zealand university, but we encourage you to provide GRE results to improve your chances of admission and scholarship support.

Offers of admission

The HDR (higher degree by research) convenor will review all complete applications submitted by the relevant deadline.

If your application is short-listed, you may be required to attend an interview (face to face or online).

We may send you an offer of admission if you satisfy the eligibility criteria and your area of interest matches those of RSE academics with supervisory capacity. However, since admission is competitive and supervisory capacity is limited, we won’t send any offers of admission until  after the relevant application deadline , irrespective of the date when you submit your application.

The PhD program in Economics consists of two components –  coursework  and  research .

Candidates undertake the research component after successfully completing the required coursework.

PhD coursework component

Pre-phd course.

All admitted candidates are expected to arrive in Canberra four to six weeks before the beginning of the semester and attend the pre-PhD course in Mathematical Techniques for Advanced Economic Analysis.

Candidates undertaking a PhD are normally required to successfully complete eight semester-length courses (including five compulsory courses) over two consecutive semesters of full-time study. Candidates holding the ANU Master of Economics degree may be exempt from part of the coursework requirement, at the discretion of the HDR convenor.

The coursework for the PhD in Economics consists of:

  • ECON8011  Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON8022  Macroeconomic Theory (Master)
  • EMET8014  Advanced Econometrics I
  • ECON8021  Topics in Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON8001  Topics in Macroeconomics
  • EMET8008  Advanced Econometrics II
  • ECON8053  Game Theory
  • ECON8076  Topics in Game Theory
  • ECON8080  Advanced Behavioral Economics
  • ECON8050  Economic Growth 
  • ECON8009  International Monetary Economics
  • ECON8070  Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy
  • ECON8014  Computational Methods in Economics
  • EMET8001  Applied Micro-Econometrics
  • EMET8010  Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics
  • EMET8012  Business and Economic Forecasting
  • MATH6110  Analysis 1: Metric Spaces and Applications
  • MATH6212  Analysis 2: Lebesgue Integration and Hilbert Spaces
  • MATH6214  Advanced Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory and Applications
  • ECON8002  Applied Welfare Economics
  • ECON8003  Economic Policy Issues
  • ECON8010  The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution
  • ECON8034  Public Sector Economics
  • ECON8041  Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
  • ECON8039  Health Economics
  • ECON8037  Financial Economics
  • ECON8038  Industrial Organisation
  • ECON8047  Law and Economics
  • ECON8040  Resource and Environmental Economics
  • ECON8015  International Economics
  • ECON8006  International Trade Theory

PhD research component

Upon successful completion of the compulsory courses and electives, PhD candidates proceed to the research component of their program. PhD candidates with two or more fails in their coursework cannot proceed to the research component.

The research component normally takes 36 months of full-time research. During this time, candidates write their thesis.

In each of the three years of research (when studying full-time), each candidate is expected to present their research at one of the  seminars run by RSE .

Research supervisory panel

When a PhD candidate is admitted to the program, a provisional supervisor – usually the HDR convenor – oversees the candidate’s progress until a primary supervisor is appointed. The Director of the School and the HDR convenor determine the primary supervisor and supervisory panel in consultation with the candidates.

Sometimes candidates change their topic, and this could necessitate changes in the supervisory panel. These changes are coordinated by the primary supervisor or the HDR convenor. All supervisory changes have to be approved by the convenor of the program and the Delegated Authority in accordance with ANU HDR policies and procedures.

RSE research seminar program

The RSE  research seminar series  consists of weekly seminars presented by national and international researchers. PhD candidates are expected to attend and participate regularly in the seminars throughout their candidature. Beginning with their thesis proposal review, candidates are also expected to present in the seminar series at least once every year.

Research integrity training

Within three to six months of enrolment, all PhD candidates must complete the  Research Integrity Training  and pass the exam. Completion of this course and exam is a compulsory milestone for all PhD candidates.

Thesis proposal review

In their second year of study, PhD candidates must submit a thesis proposal for review by their supervisory panel. The purpose of the review is to assess the originality, significance, adequacy and achievability of the candidate’s thesis plan.

The candidate generally submits their thesis proposal in conjunction with their first seminar presentation. The proposal includes a description of the research to be undertaken in the thesis, and a summary of the thesis structure and time plan. Successful completion of the thesis proposal review is required to continue in the program.

Annual progress review

It is University policy that each candidate’s progress be reviewed periodically. In each year of their program, PhD candidates are required to submit an  annual plan and report  as a basis for periodic progress review. This document provides details on work completed by the candidate since the previous review, current progress, and any problems that may impact their research. It also outlines the coursework and research the candidate intends to undertake in the following 12 months.

Oral Presentation

In their final year, candidates are required to give a final  oral presentation  on their research, usually three months before submitting their thesis.

Read more about  research candidate milestones .

Thesis submission and examination

The culmination of the PhD in Economics is a written thesis which, upon completion, is submitted for examination. The thesis is examined by two or three experts in the relevant field.

The PhD degree is awarded on the basis of the examination of the thesis. The examiners would be aware that the candidate has completed coursework requirements, but the level of performance in coursework is not taken into account in examining the candidate’s thesis for the award of the degree.

For more information on the process, visit our page on  submitting a thesis .

For information about scholarships available to HDR candidates, visit our page on  scholarships and fees .

Read details of some of our alumni’s recent  job placements .

A list of current PhD candidates in Economics is available on the RSE website .

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About the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economics

UNSW’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economics is offered by one of the world's top institutions in Economics (ranked 42nd in QS Subject Rankings - 2023) and will equip you with the expertise needed to become a globally focused and socially engaged researcher. 

You’ll be joining a cohort of high-achieving research students in tackling modern-day challenges at the forefront of economics, working alongside leaders in the field. This is your opportunity to become integrated into the UNSW Business School’s community of scholars.

The program is comprised of two components. You’ll begin by undertaking rigorous coursework covering microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, econometrics and applied economic analysis. As part of your doctoral program, you’ll also be involved in research projects even from an early stage. This research training will equip you with the skills required to identify, analyse and solve problems in the field. 

You’ll then pursue independent research under the supervision of high-profile UNSW academics, culminating in a doctoral thesis. Your PhD thesis will allow you to showcase your research skills and enable you to make an original contribution to the field of Economics. There will also be exciting opportunities throughout to interact with industry leaders, and to develop your teaching portfolio.

Our training is geared toward preparing you for a career in academia, although other career paths (e.g., consulting, government, industry, non-profit) are also enabled.

The vast majority of our higher degree research students are supported through a tuition waiver and stipend of around A$35-45K per year.

Before formally applying or contacting potential supervisors, you must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) by sending the required material to [email protected] . Please read the "Instructions for Applicants" section below.

PhD program structure

Stream 1: 1-year of masters’ coursework + 3-year phd program (fully funded for coursework and phd).

Key Information:

  • 1-year of Masters’ Coursework + 3-year PhD Program (fully funded both for coursework and PhD)
  • The program starts in Term 1 (early February)
  • No part-time option is available

Year One: Master of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies (MPDBS)

Year one will equip you with the skills required to identify, analyse and solve problems in the field, while helping you formulate your research agenda and identify potential thesis supervisors for the PhD component of the program. 

You will undertake coursework covering microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, econometrics and applied economic analysis. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop practical research skills by assisting in research projects. Upon successful completion of the first year, you’ll be awarded a Master of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies. 

A brief overview of the first year is presented below. Please visit the UNSW Handbook for full course structure details.

  • Term 1:  COMM8100  + ECON7001  +  ECON7004
  • Term 2:  COMM8102  +  ECON7002  + Research Assistance Work
  • Term 3:  COMM8103  +  ECON7101  +  ECON7102

Year Two: Specialised Coursework and Identification of Thesis Topic

Year two will help you in further developing skills specialized towards dealing with the challenges relevant to your research topic. You’ll continue in the Economics stream with a further year of advanced coursework. 

You’ll choose up to eight additional research courses from a range of electives in consultation with your supervisor and PGRC, with the opportunity to take subjects outside of your specialised discipline. In year two, you’ll also be identifying your thesis topic with the aid of your supervisor. 

You’ll engage in literature review and research design and present your research proposal to the School of Economics at the end of the year.

Years Three – Four: Original Research and Your Doctoral Thesis

In the final three years of the program, you will be focused on conducting full-time research and completing your doctoral thesis. 

This is your opportunity to address some of the biggest challenges at the frontier of Economics and make a significant contribution to the field. Your research will offer new ways of critical thinking and withstand critical analysis from expert researchers in the area.

Stream 2: Direct Entry into the 3-year PhD Program

  • Direct Entry into the 3-year PhD Program
  • Note: it requires outside scholarship (or ARC Funding Support from your selected supervisor) AND a degree in Economics with research component (e.g., First-class Honours or Master’s in Economics) 
  • You are expected to start in Term 1 (early February)
  • A part-time option may be available (subject to approval)

Year One: Coursework and Identification of Thesis Topic

Year one will equip you with skills required to identify, analyse and solve problems relevant to your research topic.

You’ll choose up to eight research courses from a range of electives in consultation with your supervisor and PGRC, with an opportunity to take subjects outside of your specialised discipline.

These will include the four core courses listed below (unless you are exempted from taking them). You’ll also be identifying your thesis topic with the aid of your supervisor.

You’ll engage in literature review and research design and present your research proposal to the School of Economics at the end of the year. 

  • Term 1:  ECON7001  +  ECON7004
  • Term 2:  COMM8102  +  ECON7002

Years Two – Three: Original Research and Your Doctoral Thesis

In the final three years of the program, you will be focused on conducting full-time research and completing your doctoral thesis.

This is your opportunity to address some of the biggest challenges at the frontier of Economics and make a significant contribution to the field.

Your research will offer new ways of critical thinking and withstand critical analysis from expert researchers in the area.

Instructions for Applicants

Before formally applying or contacting potential supervisors, you need to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) process by sending the following material to [email protected] . The EOI process opens 27 May  and closes 26 August . Only selected applicants will be invited to apply via the UNSW central portal.  

Important: make sure that you satisfy the UNSW academic and language entry requirements before submitting your EOI. Please read the Entry Requirements  section below. 

Subject: MPDBS Application

  • Your name, citizenship, and whether you are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
  • Your degree(s), institution(s) and year(s) of completion of previous studies.
  • A list of advanced economics, mathematics and statistics courses taken and the grades you obtained for these courses.
  • Names of two references (recommendation letter writers) and their contact details (e.g., affiliation, title, email).
  • Names of two academics you wish to work with at UNSW.
  • Three to five academic papers you have recently read that relevant for your research interest.

Attachments (in PDF):

  • Your academic CV.
  • Your official academic transcripts from previous degree(s).
  • Your official GRE results.
  • A research proposal or statement of purpose.
  • If applicable, proof of your English Language requirement.

Subject: Direct Entry PhD Application

  • A description of your Honours or Master’s thesis.
  • Your funding source: outside scholarship, external grant, or support from potential supervisor.
  • A copy of your Honours or Master’s thesis.

Academic Entry Requirement

The minimum academic entry requirement for Stream 1 is the equivalent of a four-year UNSW Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (Economics, Finance, and related subjects) with first or upper second class honours. The minimum academic entry requirement for Stream 2 is the equivalent of a four-year UNSW Bachelor’s degree with an Honours year (research), or the equivalent of a UNSW Masters’ degree with substantial research component with first or upper second class honours.

Note: an upper second class honours is equivalent to a weighted average mark of at least 75/100 (i.e., a Distinction) at UNSW and is allocated to roughly the top 30% of students. Grading systems vary across countries. For more information, read this guide for grade equivalencies between countries .

If you are unsure if you satisfy the academic entry requirement, contact us at [email protected] and we will provide feedback.

English Language Requirement

UNSW recognises the follow countries as English-speaking: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gibraltar, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, The Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

If you are not a citizen of an English-speaking country, then you will need to establish that you have sufficient English language fluency. There are four ways to establish sufficient English language fluency: English Tests (including IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson and Cambridge), UNSW Global English Course, Prior Study, or an English Waiver. For details on each of these, please review our English language requirements .

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30 Best universities for Mechanical Engineering in Moscow, Russia

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Below is a list of best universities in Moscow ranked based on their research performance in Mechanical Engineering. A graph of 269K citations received by 45.8K academic papers made by 30 universities in Moscow was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

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1. Moscow State University

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2. Bauman Moscow State Technical University

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3. National Research University Higher School of Economics

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4. Moscow Aviation Institute

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5. N.R.U. Moscow Power Engineering Institute

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6. National Research Nuclear University MEPI

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7. National University of Science and Technology "MISIS"

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8. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

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9. Moscow State Technological University "Stankin"

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10. RUDN University

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11. Moscow Polytech

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12. Moscow State University of Railway Engineering

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13. Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation

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14. Moscow Medical Academy

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15. Russian State University of Oil and Gas

16. mendeleev university of chemical technology of russia.

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17. Russian National Research Medical University

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18. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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19. National Research University of Electronic Technology

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20. Moscow State Pedagogical University

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21. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

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22. State University of Management

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23. Moscow State Institute of International Relations

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24. Russian State Geological Prospecting University

25. russian state agricultural university.

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26. New Economic School

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27. Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation

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28. Russian State University for the Humanities

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29. Russian State Social University

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30. Moscow State Linguistic University

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