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