Scholarships

It's our investment in ideas and people that will change the world.

We offer generous scholarships which may support you and your graduate research, so you can focus on what's important.

Monash University, government-funded, and centrally managed scholarships

Available to all graduate research students

Available to domestic graduate research students only

Available to international graduate research students only

Distinguished scholarships

Can you demonstrate leadership ability and academic merit? There are a number of high profile scholarships available which provide opportunity to further your studies with some of the world's leading universities.

Westpac is offering to support graduate study for talented individuals at Australia’s leading universities. Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia’s future in one of three focus areas:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties
  • Enabling positive social change

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in an academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life abroad and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.

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A list of additional distinguished scholarships can be found here.

Externally funded scholarships

There are a number of generous externally funded scholarships available to help support your research at Monash.

You can apply for these opportunities through their respective websites.

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Available to: Domestic students

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) research program supports and provides research opportunities for PhD students. This allows Monash graduate research students to receive a stipend and travel grants to undertake PhD studies at both Monash and an A*STAR Research Institute in Singapore, where students will typically spend up to two years.

Learn more about the A*STAR research program and see how to apply.

Available to: Domestic and international students

The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) provides funding to attract and support students undertaking course of study appropriate to a career in the minerals industry. Apply for an EFF scholarship now and you could receive:

  • Significant financial support during the course of your studies (up to $25,000 per annum)
  • Access to quality mentoring with an industry professional
  • Participation in a one-week intensive field trip to a mineral-rich region of Australia (all expenses covered)
  • Recognition and career-building opportunities
  • Development of personal and professional skills

Visit the AusIMM website for more information on closing dates and how to apply.

As part of the 2019-20 Budget, the Australian Government has announced there will be no further rounds of the Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP).

The Australian Government will continue to support current Endeavour program cohorts (2014-19) until scholars have finished their program.

Current individual students and Institutions should continue to direct their queries to Scope Global and any further enquiries can be directed to elp.enquiries@scopeglobal.com.

Available to: Domestic and international students

The Heart Foundation offers funding for research conducted primarily in Australia. The Health Professional scholarship aims to encourage and support cardiovascular health professionals to undertake a PhD. The PhD may be in any area of cardiovascular research, including biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research.

See application details, eligibility, and more information about the Health Foundation Scholarships here.

Available to: Domestic students
NHMRC minimum data closing date: Minimum data must be entered in NHMRC’s granting system Sapphire by 10 June 2020 to allow NHMRC to start identifying suitable peer reviewers. Applications that fail to satisfy this requirement will not be accepted.
Note: NHMRC’s Research Help Centre (RHC) is experiencing a very high volume of new user account registration requests for Sapphire. Applicants to the Postgraduate Scholarship scheme who do not yet have a Sapphire account must lodge their user request form with RHC no later than 5pm AEST Monday 2 June 2020. Failure to do so may result in their application not proceeding. Applicants should allow up to 72 hours for account activation to occur.


Monash Internal closing date: Our earlier closing date of 1 July 2020 gives us time to ensure your application is complete.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) offer scholarships to support outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia. The intended outcome of the Postgraduate Scholarships scheme is to build research capacity within Australia.

See application details, eligibility, and more information about the NHMRC scholarships here. Applicants are required to read all relevant reference material available via GrantConnect (GO ID: GO3917) prior to lodging an application.

Contact 
Admissions Team, Monash Graduate Research Office
T: 9905 1538, E: mgro-apply@monash.edu

Conicyt-Becas Chile Program

Available to: International (Chile) students

The scholarship covers tuition fees, some monthly allowance, an air-ticket, relocation allowance, and more.

Please note this site is in Spanish. You may wish to utilise the 'Translate this page' function within Google Chrome if you require an English translation.


Vingroup Vietnam Program

Available to: International (Vietnam) students

The scholarship supports Vietnamese students interested in pursuing postgraduate study overseas, in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).