International Students

Burnet offers high-quality research training in public health and basic science in infectious diseases and immunology

Associate Professor Heidi Drummer talks about studying opportunities at Burnet.

Burnet Institute is an internationally renowned medical research institute located in Melbourne, Australia. It offers high-quality research training in public health and basic science in the areas of infectious diseases and immunology.

The Institute actively encourages applications from international students, please see our step-by-step guide below outlining the application process.

Further information on studying and living in Australia is provided at:

Why choose Burnet?

  • Come study in one of the world’s most liveable cities
  • Conduct your PhD at one of Australia’s leading Medical Research and Public Health Institutes
  • Train with internationally recognised experts in a supportive and structured student support system
  • Gain a holistic research experience by conducting a cross-centre research project
  • Attain skills and knowledge to complement your research experience as part of our professional development program
  • Hone your presentation skills and gain valuable feedback on your research at regular Burnet seminars and student symposia
  • Present your research at both national and international conferences
  • Participate in the various social events organised throughout the year.


Contact Details

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Education Officer, Chair of Research Students Committee, Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research