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Global Challenges

Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)

Generation Change the World

Have you got what it takes to change the world? The Monash Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours) is the first degree of its kind in Australia that pushes the boundaries of science, and uses science to solve the world’s biggest challenges: climate change, conflict, obesity and an ageing population.

This undergraduate course is for high-achieving science students who have the drive and passion to use science to influence business, government, the not-for-profit sector and the wider community. To create real change, we need more than just brilliant scientific minds. We need leaders, deep thinkers, adventurers, inspirers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and game-changers.

We need a new generation of science graduates equipped with a broad set of skills and experiences that push the boundaries of what is possible.

Our global graduates will be equipped to look at the world in the only way an entrepreneurial scientist can - one that looks at solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time.

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Interview dates

Supplementary information form submission deadlineInterview datesApplicant’s status
Current VCE and non-year 12 applicants who apply by the close of VTAC timely applications (prior to VTAC Change of Preference).
Current Interstate Year 12 and International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants.

Current VCE and non-year 12 applicants who apply during VTAC Change of Preference.

Current VCE and non-year 12 applicants who were not offered an interview but based on SEAS consideration become eligible for consideration.

Supplementary form  questions 

1) Global Challenges students work to improve their communities in different ways and change the world for the better. Describe one way in which you have contributed to change in your community, whether in your family, the classroom, your neighbourhood, etc.
Maximum 300 words.

2) Describe, using your own ideas and scientific knowledge, a creative solution to a global issue you are concerned about (the issue can be on any scale, from an issue in your community to one that affects the planet as a whole
Maximum 300 words.

3) Describe how your personal values and aspirations align with this degree. What excites you most about the course compared to other courses you may have looked at? (View the course handbook and website.)


VTAC applicants

International and other applicants

Complete the form and attach a Word document with your answers to the above Supplementary form questions.

Selection FAQ

Q1. What are the requirements for entry into this course?

A. The entry requirements can be found on  Extra requirements include:

  • Submission of a supplementary information form and;
  • If shortlisted, based on your supplementary information form, an interview.

Q2. When will I know if I’ve been granted an interview?

A. You will be emailed an outcome in mid-December, to the email address that you supplied to in your application.

Q3. What if I am overseas during the interview dates?

A. If you are shortlisted for an interview, it may be possible to delay your interview until early January or even complete the interview via video conference in December or January. You should contact us early to let us know about your situation.

Q4. When will I know if I’ve been made an offer for the Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours)?

A. Offers will be released in mid-January. You will not be advised of the outcome of your application before this date.

Q5. Can I apply for this course during change of preference?

A. We encourage you to apply by November and submit your supplementary information form, so that you may be considered for an interview in December period. However, it is possible to change your preferences and apply for this course up until January 1, 2019. You must have also submitted your supplementary information form by this date to be considered for entry. Applications made after this date cannot be considered.

Q6. Can I defer this course?

A. No, this course cannot be deferred.  You can however apply for this course again next year to be considered for entry. You can also apply for other courses and if successful defer that course for a year and then apply for Global Challenges the following year.


    • LaunchPad

      As a Global Challenges student you will have the opportunity to present your  business ideas and solutions to a panel of experts and community leaders at the annual LaunchPad event.

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    • The Hackathon

      The hacking weekend combines two of the most powerful agents of change: STEM and entrepreneurship. This weekend is an opportunity to generate ideas and reshape them through feedback from experts before putting them to the test in a final pitch. 

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    • Student Camp

      Get to know your fellow students on our annual retreat. This camp starts at the beginning of the academic year and gives you the opportunity to get to know more about the people you'll be working with for the next four years. The 2017 camp will be held between 15 - 17th of February.

    • Leadership Dialogues

      The Leadership Dialogue evening series will provide opportunities for networking and identifying mentors through intimate discussions with leaders from a variety of industries. Past speakers include Hon. Julie Bishop, Hugh Evans endurance runner Samantha Gash, Sam Prince and Christine Nixon APM. 2017 speakers to be announced.

    Contact us

    Future student enquiries:

    Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens
    T: 1800 MONASH (666 274)  

    International students Australia freecall
    T: 1800 181 838
    T: +61 3 9903 4788 (outside Australia)