A wide range of scholarships are available for graduate research students at Monash University.

For information on how scholarship applications are assessed in the Faculty of Arts, please read our Graduate Research Scholarship Assessment Guide.


The Faculty of Arts is committed to offering scholarships to students of the highest calibre. There are three categories of scholarships available:

1. Centrally-awarded scholarships

Over 300 living allowance (stipend-paying) scholarships are offered at the central scholarship selection rounds each year to help both domestic and international research students realise their potential. There are four scholarship rounds per year. Please refer to the scholarship application deadlines to ensure you do not miss out. Approximately 70 international scholarship winners are also offered fee awards to meet their tuition costs. Under the Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset, Australian students are not required to pay research course tuition fees. Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens need only apply for living allowance or stipend scholarships.

2. Faculty funded scholarships

The number of scholarships available under the Faculty of Arts Graduate Research Scholarship Scheme varies each year. The Faculty will consider high calibre applications at any time of the year.

There are three scholarship types available within this scheme:

Faculty of Arts Research Living Allowance (FARLA): provides a living allowance stipend commensurate with the Research Training Program (RTP) stipend.

Faculty of Arts Research Scholarship (FARS): provides a living allowance stipend of up to 12 months duration at the Research Training Program (RTP) stipend annual rate.

Faculty of Arts International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FAIRPS): covers the cost of international tuition fees and single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

3. Other scholarship schemes

Other awards are available through schemes sponsored by a range of organisations and donors.