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Loans, grants and scholarships

Student loans

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.

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 will 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


  • 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.

Application forms

Loan policy

Student Emergency Grants Scheme

Emergency grant

If you're 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.

Money provided through a grant can be used for such things as essential living expenses, a laptop (to meet BYOD requirements), 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. You need to complete all relevant details of the application for it to be processed.

Submit your application to Monash Connect.

Budgeting help

We encourage you to use our financial support 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.

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.