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 nancial 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 quali cation from a tertiary institution
    • The travel destination will be determined between the student and our Fine Art department.

    For detailed information, visit

    Emerging Technologies Lab PhD Scholarship

    The Emerging Technologies Research Lab, directed by Professor Sarah Pink, undertakes critical interdisciplinary and international research into the social, cultural and experiential dimensions of the design, use and futures of new and emerging technologies. Sitting across the faculties of Information Technology and of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA), the Lab investigates an emerging technological environment where automation, artificial intelligence, data and the questions of ethics, responsibility and user experience and engagement that they bring with them are increasingly central.

    The Emerging Technologies Lab invites applications for two or more fully funded, 3-year PhD scholarships for commencement in 2019. Applicants should have a background in anthropology, design or a cognate discipline, and be committed to undertaking research into the social, cultural and experiential elements of the design, use and futures of emerging technologies. PhD students will participate in the work of the Lab by undertaking their own projects, supervised by Professor Pink and an appropriate second supervisor. They will also have opportunities to collaborate in team projects and to connect with the Lab’s international research community.

    Closing date for receipt of EOI’s: 31 May 2019 at 11.55pm

    For details, including remuneration and how to apply, click here...

    Mobility Design Lab/Smart Pavements ARCH Hub

    The Mobility Design Lab, directed by Associate Professor Selby Coxon, undertakes critical interdisciplinary and international research into the design of mobility in a variety of forms. The Lab investigates the implications and intersection between design and Autonomous driving, implications of new power sources, user experiences, accessible mobility, network capacity and emerging forms of mobility.

    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. This project seeks a candidate who will explore the emerging landscape of how we communicate with roads and how roads communicate to their users? Examining both technological and societal advances, how might these manifest themselves in terms of how roads and pavements appear and function to make safer and more usable public spaces and thoroughfares?

    Closing date for receipt of EOI’s: 2 June 2019 at 11.55pm

    For details, including remuneration and how to apply, click here...

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