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Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week. 

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Loans, grants and scholarships

Student loans

If you need help with study-related expenses, talk to a Senior Officer at Monash Connect.

Eligibility

Both domestic and international students can apply for an interest-free loan.

To be eligible:

  • you must be studying at an Australian campus, and
  • your financial situation must be affecting your ability to continue studying.

You’re not eligible if you’re on intermission (study leave).

What the money can be used for

We can lend you money to cover a wide range of study-related expenses such as books, laptops (to meet BYOD requirements), car expenses, housing, etc. We’ll consider other legitimate expenses if your ability to continue studying is in jeopardy.

You can't use these funds to pay your amenities or course fees, or visa charges for international students.

Loan types

Short-term

  • Borrow up to $750
  • Maximum loan period of six months
  • Guarantor is not required

Long-term

  • Borrow up to $3,000
  • Maximum loan period of 12 months
  • Guarantor is required

Loan repayments

We’ll work with you to organise a repayment schedule. You must repay the full amount of your loan by the time you finish your course or if you leave the University.

Payment methods

You can pay your loan using BPAY or by mailing a cheque. Just make sure you allow enough time for the payment transfer – payments made on a Friday afternoon (online or by phone) don't reach us until the following Tuesday.

MethodDetailsProcessing time
BPAY (online or by phone) Biller code: 172445
Reference number: use your student ID
5 days
Mail (cheque) Address
Monash Connect
PO Box 197
Monash University
Caulfield East, Victoria 3145
Australia
5 days

Non-payment or late payment of loans

If you fail to repay the loan by the due date, you may incur interest at a rate of 15.25%. You may also be encumbered (see student loan non-payment).

Application forms

Loan policy

Emergency Grants Scheme

The Students Emergency Grants Scheme is for students experiencing financial hardship, which is affecting their ability to continue studying.

This grant is up to $500 and can help pay for essential living expenses, technology for study, course materials, or other expenses.

Emergency Grants Scheme has the full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

International student scholarships

Monash offers a range of scholarships to international students. When you apply directly to the University, or through an agent, you’ll be automatically considered for a number of these scholarships.

In the case of the Monash International Leadership Scholarship and Monash International Merit Scholarship , you must have received a full and unconditional course offer before you can apply.

The Australian government funds the prestigious international scholarships and fellowships known as the Australia Awards. Although application deadlines occur in the year before commencing study, you can apply after you’ve received an offer.

Additionally, many foreign governments offer scholarships to encourage study abroad at top universities. See International scholarships and loan schemes.

Emergency Grants Scheme

The Students Emergency Grants Scheme is for students experiencing financial hardship, which is affecting their ability to continue studying.

This grant is up to $500 and can help pay for essential living expenses, technology for study, course materials, or other expenses.

Emergency Grants Scheme has the full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Scholarships

Monash offers a range of scholarships. Find the right scholarship.