Pathways and scholarships

Everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer a variety of pathways and scholarships for new students.

For details and a full list of options, visit Entry Pathways for Domestic Students, Entry Pathways for International Students, Find a Scholarship, or contact us on 1800 MONASH (666 274) or at

Monash College

By successfully completing the Diploma of Art and Design at Monash College, you could pathway into rst or second year at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, depending on the course and subject entry requirements and subject prerequisites. For more information, visit

Special Entry Access Scheme

If there are special circumstances that may have affected your education, the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) can help by adjusting your ATAR. For more information, visit

Monash Guarantee

If you’re nancially disadvantaged, live in a low socio-economic area, attend a Monash-listed under-represented school or are an Indigenous Australian, the Monash Guarantee is an alternate, lower ATAR that may be applicable to you. For more information, visit

Indigenous students

If you’re an Indigenous Australian, we have a special pathway into our Art, Design or Architecture courses. For more information, visit

1. Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme

This scheme provides an entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants into a range of courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+ (higher for some courses).

Course VTAC CodeATAR English Units 3 & 4 Mathematics Units 1 & 2 (or 3 & 4)
Architectural Design / Architecture 2800211591 65 Y N
Art History and Curating 2800211671 65 Y N
Design 2800211521 50 Y N
Fine Art 2800211531 50 Y N


To be eligible for admission you must:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • achieve a minimum ATAR or equivalent of 50 (65 for Bachelor of Architectural Design; 65 for Bachelor of Art History and Curating)
  • satisfy all prerequisites as listed in the VTAC guide
  • submit a VTAC supplementary information form
  • apply via VTAC.

2. Indigenous pathway programs

If you didn’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry through VTAC, you can apply for one of our specialised pathway programs. The Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) and the Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) are designed to support you to start your studies at Monash University. The programs help develop skills that enable you to succeed in a university environment.

For more information, contact the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit – via email at

New students

High-achieving students

If you’re a Year 12 or IB student applying with an ATAR of 98.00+ (or equivalent), you may be eligible for one of our scholarships. We’ll award the top eligible commencing student in each of Art, Design and Architecture with $6000 per year for up to three years:

  • Monash Fine Art Scholarship
  • Monash Design Scholarship
  • Monash Architecture Scholarship
  • Financial hardship

    If you’re experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for the Monash Art, Design and Architecture Equity Scholarship, which provides up to $6000 per year for up to three years. For more information, visit

    Current students

    Tess Hill and Bill Hawtin Fine Art Scholarship

    This scholarship provides current students in a Bachelor of Fine Art specialisation with the opportunity to undertake international travel to enhance their learning experience. Several scholarships, each of varying amounts, will be awarded to a number of eligible students per year.


    • Currently enrolled students studying a Bachelor of Fine Art specialisation in Australia
    • Students on low income
    • Haven’t previously completed a degree or higher qualification from a tertiary institution
    • The travel destination will be determined between the student and our Fine Art department.

    For detailed information, visit

    We currently have one Monash Art, Design and Architecture PhD scholarship opportunity available. For additional options, you may be interested in reviewing the all-of-Monash scholarships page...

    Mobility Design Lab / Smart Pavements ARC Hub

    The Monash University Mobility Design Lab in partnership with the Smart Pavements ARC Transformation Hub invites applications for a fully funded, 3-year PhD scholarship. The scholarship provides a stipend of $27,872 per annum tax exempt for three years along with additional travel support.

    This scholarship is focused upon research addressing one of the key aims of the smart pavements transformation hub, i.e. that of investigating and speculating upon the future direction of roads and pavements in the light of emerging transport and societal technologies.

    For more information, click here...

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