Pathways, scholarships and prizes

Everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world.

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.

Monash College

By successfully completing the Diploma of Art and Design at Monash College, you could pathway into first 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 financially 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.

Studying at university is an important investment in your future, and the William Cooper Institute is here to assist you, from enrolment - through to graduation. For more information, visit the William Cooper Institute website.

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. Learn more...

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. Learn more...

Current students

The Daniel Dorall Prize in Fine Art

This prize awards $3000 to the current student in a Bachelor of Fine Art specialisation who achieves the highest mark in the final studio project each year. Learn more...

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. Learn more...