Fees, funding and financial assistance - Monash Law Prato Program

Fees

Prato Administration fee:

AU$400.00

Monash students will be requested to pay this fee at the time of enrolment.

2019 Fees are due by Monday 25 February 2019

Partner University students will pay this fee when requested by their administration officer at their home university.

Course fees:

Monash University students will be charged either full-fee or Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) according to their verified funding status.  This applies to core and elective units.

Funding - Monash students only

Monash Abroad funding:

Most Monash students who participate in short term international study programs receive Monash Abroad travel grants from the University.  Many are also eligible for a range of other loans, scholarships and grants.  For further information please see the Monash Abroad website.  Please refer to Bands B, C and D - Financial Information for Short Term Programs.

Monash Abroad will directly deposit the money into your bank account within a month of the program start date.

Law Mobility Equity Grants:

Law Mobility Equity Bursaries are available to eligible Monash students.
For eligibility details and application process please refer to Law Mobility Equity Grant webpage.

Please note:  The Scholarships department close their on-line applications 7 November 2018 but they re-open again on the Monday mid-January 2019 and close mid-February 2019.  Applications submitted in October and January/February are all assessed together and paid in April 2019. If you receive an offer for the Prato Program and meet the eligibility for this grant please apply.

Italian Australian Foundation Travel Grant:

Italian Australian Foundation Travel Grants are available to eligible Monash students.
For eligibility details and application process please refer to Italian Australian Foundation Travel Grant webpage.

Please note:  The Scholarships department close their on-line applications 7 November 2018 but they re-open again on the Monday mid-January 2019 and close mid-February 2019.  Applications submitted in October and January/February are all assessed together and paid in April 2019. If you receive an offer for the Prato Program and meet the eligibility for this grant please apply

Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP) - postgraduate students

Monash Faculty of Law submitted an application for Australian Government funding in the ELP to provide financial support to postgraduate students attending the 2019 Prato Law Program. In March 2019 the Faculty was advised that they were successful in receiving 10 x $2500 grants to allocate to postgraduate students.

The Faculty is currently in the process of allocating these grants to eligible postgraduate students with the help of Monash Abroad.

When allocating these grants the Faculty has taken the following selection criteria into consideration in that order.

1. Equity
2. Time spent away in Prato (Blocks)
3. Law Academic WAM

Successful students will be notified by the start of May if they have been selected to receive a grant.

Background on the funding:

The ELP is the Australian Government's two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia's priority partner countries. The ELP supports Australia's first National Strategy for International Education 2025, which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia as a global leader in education, training and research, through making transformative partnerships, and expanding student, education and training professional and research mobility.

The ELP provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience within their study, research or professional field. Endeavour Leaders have the opportunity to build enduring international networks, strengthen education and research engagement between Australia and priority countries, and enhance Australia's commercial success and economic prosperity. Funding supports high performing individuals, tertiary providers and their students from around the globe the opportunity to undertake study, professional development or research and increase their expertise in their field.

University financial assistance

The University can provide student loans through Financial Assistance.  The loan must be paid back by the time you graduate and carries no interest for the first 12 months.

OS-HELP loan

You may also wish to use OS-HELP introduced by the government, where you may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of a loan towards your Law overseas study program.

For more information and the application form  see OS-HELP loans.  Please ensure you meet all the eligibility requirements including the conditions of the loan as outlined in the OS-HELP information on the Monash Abroad website.

Centrelink letters

The program is considered a Monash University course and therefore full time students may continue to receive payments. Information on how to access a letter for Centrelink but the Faculty will be provided in January once enrolments are confirmed.

Students may also purchase a Monash University - Verification of enrolment letters for Centrelink purposes by completing the Application for student letter or academic transcript form.  Submission details are outlined on the first page of the form.  Please note, although it says that this form is not for current students this is the correct form, please ensure you tick the box 'Prato/Malaysia (Law)' in Section D.