Student grants

Monash University extended its grant fund from $15 million to $30 million. This includes the Victorian Government’s $1 million contribution in the form of the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.

Available grants

If you're in financial hardship and need immediate support you may be eligible for the Emergency Grant payment of up to $500.

Reasons you might apply for this grant

This grant is for students whose financial situation is affecting their ability to continue their studies and are in need of urgent and immediate aid. The money is to help you to meet essential needs such as accommodation, food or technology, so you can continue your studies.

Check the full eligibility criteria below.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the emergency grant, you must:

  • be enrolled at a Monash University campus in Australia in:
    • an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree – enrolled in at least six credit points or one unit, or
    • a research degree
  • be experiencing hardship and at risk of discontinuing your course
  • be able to demonstrate intention to complete your course
  • be able to demonstrate genuine exceptional financial hardship
  • not be deferring or taking intermission from your current enrolment.

How to apply

If you need financial assistance urgently, fill in the online form to apply for the grant.

Apply now

This grant of up to AUD$1000 was open to international students currently in Australia.

Application are closed

Applications opened Friday 18 September and closed 5pm Friday 2 October 2020.

Notification period

We’ll start assessing applications after the closing date.

Please allow up to four weeks for applications to be assessed. If you applied for the grant and we need more information, a Monash Connect team member will contact you.

Eligibility

You need to meet all four eligibility criteria, by confirming you are:

  1. enrolled at a Monash University campus in Australia in:
    • an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree – enrolled in at least six credit points or one unit, or
    • a research degree
  2. an international student who is currently in Australia, and not in your final semester of studies
  3. not deferring or taking intermission in semester two 2020 from your current enrolment
  4. experiencing hardship and at risk of discontinuing your course.

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