Low socio-economic status (SES) students

Monash recognises that social and environmental determinants can contribute to inequities in accessing higher education, and offers three targeted Entry Schemes to support talented students whose academic outcomes may have been impaired by difficult life circumstances. These offerings continued in 2020-21, and expanded eligibility criteria this biennium saw an increase in offerings for the Indigenous Entry Scheme, Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) (offered to 1037 and 1677 students in 2020 and 2021 respectively).

Access and participation rates for students from low SES backgrounds increased to 28.4% in 2021 from 28% in 2020 in undergraduate study, and from to 27.2% in 2021 from 26.4% in 2020 in postgraduate study.