Key Dates

In 2021, the Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition will be in a virtual (video submission) format.

Summary of key dates

Activity Date
3MT Information Session 12 May 2021
3MT Training Session 16 June 2021
Registrations close 18 June 2021
3MT video submission deadline 16 July 2021, 5:00pm
Virtual Faculty 3MT Final round commences
(including possible School round)
26 July 2021
Virtual University of Adelaide 3MT Final 14 September 2021
Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final 20 October 2021

Note: As per Eligibility requirements, all registered students will participate in the Virtual 3MT Faculty round. However, only PhD students who have successfully completed their Major Review prior to the video submission deadline (16 July 2021) will be eligible to progress as a faculty finalist to the Virtual 3MT University Final.  

Further information

  • Virtual University of Adelaide 3MT final

    The Virtual University 3MT Final will bring together video submissions from ten (10) faculty finalists across the University of Adelaide, in celebration of the exciting HDR research being undertaken across all areas of research.

    Although video submissions will be judged in the virtual 3MT format in the place of live presentations, a Virtual University 3MT Final event will still be held as part of the Research Tuesdays series where the University of Adelaide 3MT winner will be announced:

    Date Location
    Tuesday 14 September 2021 TBC
  • Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT final

    The 2021 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final will bring together video submissions from 3MT finalists from across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, North-East Asia and South-East Asia.  

    The University of Adelaide 3MT winner will represent our University in this National final.

    Event details Date Location
    Final online showcase/judging Monday 11 October 2021 TBC
    Final – Winners announced Wednesday 20 October 2021 TBC