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How to apply to Monash

Applying to study at Monash is easy. Follow our step-by-step guide and complete your application online. If you already know what you need to do, apply online.

If you need help, contact a Monash agent in China.

Step 1: Do you meet the entry requirements?

Make sure you check the entry requirements and prerequisites of all courses.

Age requirements: students must normally be 17 years of age at the date of enrolment in the course. Some exemptions may apply.

However, each course may have entry requirements that are different and applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you have passed subjects at other institutions with satisfactory grades, you may be able to apply for credit transfer.

Postgraduate entry for Chinese students

To be admitted to a Masters degree you must have a competed Bachelors degree from a recognised Chinese university. Applications to Masters programs are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Step 2: Have your documents ready

To apply, you will need:

  • a valid email address
  • details of the course you want to apply for (name, code, and start date)
  • your academic transcripts
  • evidence that you meet the English language requirements.
  • credit card details (you will need to pay a AUD $100 non-refundable application fee)
  • a certified copy of your passport.

Extra documents

If you are applying for credit for prior learning, you need to provide documents to support this. These documents may include official transcripts or results from previous studies and copies of subject outlines. Please note that credits transferred may affect the duration of your course, which could affect your visa.

Some courses may require you to submit other documents, such as details of relevant work experience. You can check your course's entry requirements in Course Finder.

Document translations

If your documents are in a language other than English, you will need to supply official certified translations of the documents.

Step 3: Register and apply


First you need to create an online application account. You will get an account ID sent to your email address.

Follow the link in your email to log in and start your online application.

You can exit and log back in to continue your application at any time. The application program automatically saves your application after you complete each page.

Uploading your documents

To upload your documents successfully, they need to be:

  • in the correct format - .jpg, .pdf, .doc or .rtf
  • smaller than 2.5MB each

By mail

To apply by mail, download an:

Post your complete application form with all documents and a cheque for AUD $100 (or credit card details) to International Recruitment Services.

Through an education agent

An education agent can help you with your university application and the visa arrangements. They:

  • understand the university system in Australia
  • can tell you about courses and entry requirements
  • can help you apply
  • can help you organise any other documents you'll need
  • can help you with visas and other important arrangements.

Only Monash-accredited agents can represent Monash University. They have expert knowledge of the university and our courses.

Monash-accredited agents represent all or most courses offered by Monash University, Monash College and the Monash University English Language Centre.

Not all agents who claim to represent Monash are licensed Monash agents. To check, please use the Monash agents database.

Some agents may charge a fee for additional services including out-of-pocket expenses. Ask the agent what these costs are before your appointment.

Step 4: Track your application online

If you have submitted your online application, you can track it online.