Applying to the MAE Program

There is one intake of MAE students each year. Applications for the program typically open in July and close in August each year and interviews with shortlisted candidates are conducted in September/October. People interested in applying for the MAE should review the application pack and apply online.

Please note that there is a separate application process for the ASEAN-Australia Fellowship program 

Applicants for the MAE should have a Bachelor Degree with at least upper second class honours, or a Graduate Diploma or Master Degree with a significant research thesis component.  Admission may be granted to those who can demonstrate that they have a background equivalent to these qualifications, which may include publication of relevant research in peer review journals and/or professional experience.

It is highly desirable that applicants have at least two years of previous work experience in health or public health. Admission to the program is extremely competitive and suits doctors, nurses, public health scientists, veterinarians, and environmental health officers, who have some postgraduate training and work experience.

Applicants for the MAE program are expected to have working knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics. A Master of Public Health degree is a good qualification for people to become familiar with public health and epidemiology. Many MAE scholars have completed a Master of Public Health degree prior to enrolling in the MAE degree.

Applications for 2020 are closed.

Applications for 2021 will open mid 2020, please check this page for updates. If you would like to be added to our database to be notified when applications open, or for further information on the application process please email Applications will not be accepted until the application process opens.


The funding for the students in Australian placement is supplied via the field placements as a scholarship of $50,000 p.a. (tax free). For conditions of award please see here

Currently there are a limited number of field placements where the scholarship is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of the ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship Program. The countries with possible field placements, eligibility criteria, details of the financial support and further  information about the ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship Program are available here