You are required to accept or decline a scholarship offer by the deadline stated or the offer will be withdrawn. To accept or decline an offer, you must log in to our online application system, using your applicant ID number and password.
If you are yet to commence your degree, you are required to enrol and take up your award by the preferred commencement date/s set by your faculty. Please note however, that the earliest a scholarship can be taken up is 1 January (for end-of-year-round applications) and 1 August (for mid-year-round applications) of the year for which an offer is made.
If employment commitments, or circumstances beyond your control, prevent you from taking up a scholarship by these dates, you might be allowed to defer the commencement of your course/scholarship. The latest a scholarship can be deferred to is 30 June (end-of-year-round awardees) or 31 December (mid-year-round awardees).
A number of faculties and academic units may offer you a tuition-paying scholarship if you've only been awarded a MGS. You need to check directly with the relevant academic unit or faculty on the availability of their tuition-paying scholarships.
If you are awarded a scholarship and relocate to Victoria from within Australia or overseas to take up your scholarship offer, you are eligible for an establishment/relocation allowance of A$1,000. The allowance is not paid if you relocate to Victoria before an award offer or from one place to another within Victoria. You can find further information in the Scholarship Commencement Kit.
Scholarship payments are made on a fortnightly basis. You can find a list of pay dates and cut-off dates here. In order for Monash Graduate Research to suspend or resume your stipend payments (where required), the relevant forms need to submitted to our office by 10am on the Thursday preceding each pay day.
The stipend rate for centrally-allocated scholarships increase from 1 January each year. The stipend update is usually processed in late January each year. Stipend rates are listed here. Queries regarding conditions for all other scholarships need to be directed to the relevant academic unit/faculty or donor body that has awarded the scholarship.
Monash University will arrange for an internal transfer to pay your fees. You do not need to do anything. If you have any queries please contact the Graduate Research scholarships team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9905 3416.