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.
Weeks 1 - 3
Want to make unit changes?
Find out about the deadlines for adding or dropping units
Study matters: getting off to a good start
Services for students
Help for first years
Loans, grants and scholarships
If you need help with study-related expenses, talk to a student adviser at Monash Connect.
Both domestic and international students can apply for an interest-free loan if your financial situation affects your ability to continue studying.
You must be studying at an Australian campus. You are not eligible if you are 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, computer, car, housing, etc. We will consider other legitimate expenses if your ability to continue studying is in jeopardy.
You cannot use these funds to pay your amenities or course fees, or visa charges for international students.
- Borrow up to $750
- Maximum loan period of six months
- Guarantor is not required
- Borrow up to $3,000
- Maximum loan period of twelve months
- Guarantor is required
We will work out a repayment schedule with you. You must repay the full amount of your loan by the time you finish your course or if you leave the University.
- Short-term loan (pdf, 0.08 mb)
- Long-term loan (pdf, 0.09 mb)
- Guarantee form (pdf, 0.06 mb)
- Banking details (pdf, 0.08 mb)
Student Emergency Grants Scheme
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for the Student Emergency Grants Scheme (SEGS). This grant is for students whose financial situation is jeopardising their ability to continue their studies.
What a grant can't be used for
We cannot provide a grant for the payment of:
- library and parking fines
- amenities or visa fees
- HECS or course fees.
What it can be used for
Money provided through a grant can be used for essential living expenses, course materials or other unexpected expenses, and does not have to be paid back.
To be eligible for a grant, you must be:
- currently enrolled at Monash University
- at risk of discontinuing your study
- able to demonstrate exceptional financial hardship
- able to demonstrate an ability and intention to complete your course
How to apply
You can apply for a grant of up to $500. Submit an application to Monash Connect on your campus. You need to complete all relevant details of the application for it to be processed.
We encourage you to use our adviser services for help with budgeting and financial counselling.
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.
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.