Welcome

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

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

Student loans

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 you can use the money 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.

How to apply for a student loan

For full details and how to apply, see student loans.

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.