As a PhD student, you will have at least one supervisor on the Australian and one on the German side. Which of these is your main supervisor depends on where you will spend most of your research time.
If you are mainly based in Australia, your main supervisor will come from the University of Melbourne. You then can have one or two co-supervisors, at least one from one of the participating German universities.
If you are mainly based in Germany, your main supervisor will come from one of the participating German Universities. You can then have one or two co-supervisors, at least one from the University of Melbourne.
During your PhD, your supervisors will be your most important mentors. They will guide you through the ups and downs of becoming a world expert on a particular topic. It is important not only that you work on a topic that thrills you, but also that you have a good connection with your supervisors. Before a scholarship can be provided or a college affiliation awarded, it is essential you meet at least once with your main supervisor to check if a three-year collaboration will work for you both.
On this website we list the supervisors currently associated with the College. Feel free to contact them with specific questions, or to ascertain whether a PhD under their supervision might be a possibility.
However, the current list of supervisors is not exhaustive, and we expect it to increase over time. If you know of another potentially suitable supervisor at either the University of Melbourne or one of the German partner universities, please do contact us to discuss your idea.