Indigenous students

Indigenous students

If you're an Indigenous Australian and want to improve the health of communities across Australia, then consider a pharmacy or pharmaceutical science degree with us.

Reserved places, scholarships and support

Each year, we reserve two fee-free places for Indigenous students, and the University offers many scholarships for Indigenous students.

The University also provides ongoing study support through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and many other programs. The Indigenous Engagement Unit can explain these to you in detail.

If you happen to be living in a rural area, you may want to consider applying for the Stan Robson Scholarship, which was developed to assist students who don’t live close to the campus.

Choose your pathway

There’s more than one way to get into a pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences degree at Monash.

Pathway 1 - I have passed the year 12 prerequisites

If you've passed the required year 12 prerequisite subjects — English, Maths Methods and Chemistry — you should consider studying with us, regardless of your ATAR score.

Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and complete a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application, under Category 1: Personal information and location (Recognition as an Indigenous Australian).

Pathway 2 - I have studied the year 12 prerequisites but do not have the minimum study scores

If you've completed the required year 12 subjects but didn't get the required minimum subject scores, you can apply to take the Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) in chemistry. Once you've passed it successfully, you'll have two non-award chemistry units credited to your degree.

In order to apply for the INAP option, you must first apply for our courses through VTAC. If you don't get in that way, you can then contact the Indigenous Engagement Unit to apply for INAP.

Pathway 3 - I don't have the year 12 prerequisites

If you haven't completed the required year 12 subjects, contact the faculty for advice on your other options. One of those could be completing the first year of a science degree before transferring into a pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences degree.

More information

To find out more about Indigenous student pathways to our pharmacy or pharmaceutical science courses, call: