The 3MT® is a professional and highly engaging international competition.  It challenges PhD candidates to present their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience in the space of three minutes.  The competition is based on the premise that the capacity to present a clear, concise and engaging description of their research is an essential skill that all graduate researchers should develop.  It also brings our graduate research community together in a spirited and research-focused activity, inspiring them to share their findings with the wider community.

Who can participate

Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates of the University of Melbourne who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT® competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition. Graduates are not eligible.

why participate


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