Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes

Monash University Scholarships

Monash offers scholarships for merit, equity or a combination of both. There are lots of scholarships on offer so why not see if you are eligible today?

Scholarships for new undergraduate students

Scholarships for rural, disadvantaged, and Indigenous students

Scholarships for interstate students

In addition to a Monash scholarship, you may be eligible for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia's scholarship program.

Scholarships for international students

We offer four Pharmacy International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships to high achieving international students wishing to study pharmacy at the Parkville campus.

Scholarships for continuing undergraduate students

The Faculty offers further scholarships for students as they progress to higher year levels in their undergraduate degree. A variety of scholarships are on offer to extend your professional experience, such as travel and research, and include:

Monash Achievement Award

The Monash Achievement Award applies to students enrolled in a full-fee Monash University degree. No application is required to be completed by the student, as the Faculty assesses all eligible applicants.

Non-Monash scholarships

Undergraduate coursework prizes

In accordance with the Coursework Scholarships and Prizes Policy and  Procedure , the Faculty Dean (or nominee) is responsible for awarding Faculty prizes.

Unit winners

  • Are determined at the end of each semester’s results release (and confirmed after the Supplementary and Deferred examinations Board of Examiners).
  • The unit winner is the student who receives the highest mark in a unit. In event of a tie, there may be multiple winners.  For each eligible unit in the Pharmacy four-year course a winner is identified for both the Parkville and Malaysian campus.
  • Awards for unit winners are for undergraduate units owned by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Students who sit deferred examinations may be eligible as a unit winner as their final results can be a maximum of 100 HD.
  • Students who sit supplementary examinations may not be eligible as a unit winner as their final results can be a maximum of 50 P.

Year level winners

  • Are determined at the end of each year and compiled from the data from the undergraduate Board of Examiners reports (and confirmed after the Supplementary and Deferred examinations Board of Examiners).
  • The year level winner is the student who receives the highest average mark across the units studied at that year level and course( and at each campus (Parkville and Malaysia) for the Pharmacy four-year course) in the calendar year. In event of a tie, there may be multiple winners. Separate awards are offered for Parkville and Malaysian campuses for the Pharmacy four-year course.
  • To be eligible for the year level prize students must be enrolled in a full-time load for the relevant undergraduate year and year level, unless the student has been awarded exemption from previous study. In this case, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 36 credit points to be eligible.
  • Elective units will be excluded from the calculation.
  • Those who have failed a unit in the relevant year and year level will not be eligible.

Gold medal winners

  • Are determined at the end of the student’s final year in their course and compiled from the data from the undergraduate Board of Examiners reports (and confirmed after the Supplementary and Deferred examinations Board of Examiners).
  • Two Gold Medals are awarded by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: The Pharmacy Gold Medal and the Pharmaceutical Science Gold Medal.
  • Students enrolled in the four-year course Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and the five-year course Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)/ Master of Pharmacy will be assessed as one cohort.
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced with Honours will be assessed as one cohort.
  • Students must have completed full course requirements in the year prior to the prize giving ceremony to be eligible for the award.
  • The Gold Medal winner is the student who receives the highest average mark across all units in the Bachelor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. In event of a tie, there may be multiple winners.

Course specific information

Pharmaceutical science

  • The Gold Medal Winner will be the student with the highest WAM over the length of the three-year course. If a student has received credit for any unit or units, calculations will be determined using the honours calculation system up until the year ending 2019. From 2020 the WAM will be used regardless of credit exemptions.
  • There will only be one year-level winner for each of the three years, despite there being three specialisations at third year.
  • The third year level winner will be calculated as follows: The research project/industry placement and elective units will be excluded, and five core specialisation units will be used to determine eligible students. Of these, the winner will be the student with the highest average mark.
  • In the third year of the course an award will be presented to the student in each of the three specialisations - Drug Discovery Biology, Formulation Science and Medicinal Chemistry – with the highest average mark based on each specialisation’s third year. Those who have failed a unit in the relevant year levels will not be eligible.
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced (Honours) Scholar’s Program will be assessed along with the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science students.
  • Students enrolled in Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Bachelor of Engineering will be eligible for the first year level awards only.
    (These students enrol in their third year at Parkville with a mixture of our second and third year units.)

Richard Prankerd Prize in Physical Chemistry

  • The recipient of this prize will be determined at the end of each year and compiled from the data from the undergraduate Board of Examiners reports (and confirmed after the Supplementary and Deferred Examinations Board of Examiners).
  • The award will be given to a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Honours) or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Honours)/Bachelor of Engineering student who is enrolled at the Parkville campus.
  • The recipient will be a first-year student who:
    • Achieves the highest cumulative mark for BPS1031 and BPS1032
    • In the event of a tie, there may be multiple winners
  • Students who have received credit for either of these units (i.e. they did not complete them at Monash) and/or are repeating either unit, will not be eligible for the Richard Prankerd Prize in Physical Chemistry

Pharmacy

  • Data for the Gold Medal Winner is compiled using the honours calculation system up until the year ending 2019, From 2020 the WAM will be used for all completions to determine the winner. For the established degree up until the year ending 2019, the third-year elective and the placement unit (PAC4371) are excluded from the calculations.
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy will be assessed as one cohort from years one to four.

Rodney P. Cohen Award

  • The recipient of this award is determined at the end of each year and compiled from the data from the undergraduate Board of Examiners reports (and confirmed after the Supplementary and Deferred examinations Board of Examiners).
  • The award will be given to a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy student who is enrolled at the Parkville campus.
  • The recipient is the fourth-year student who:
    • Has a minimum course weighted average of 60%; and
    • Achieves the highest average mark across the degree's "Professional Practice" units.
  • Students who have received credit for any of the specified units (i.e. they did not complete them at Monash) and/or have failed a unit, are not eligible for the Rodney P. Cohen Award.
  • In event of a tie, there may be multiple winners.

The Michael Keith Halprin Pharmacy Excellence Awards

  • The recipients of these awards are determined at the end of each year and compiled from the data from the undergraduate Board of Examiners reports (and confirmed after the Supplementary and Deferred examinations Board of Examiners).
  • There will be two awards:
    • One will be awarded to a second-year student who achieves the highest average mark across the degree's “How the Body Works” and “How Medicines Works” units.
    • One will be awarded to a third-year student who achieves the highest average mark across the degree's "Comprehensive Care" units.
  • Students who have received credit for any of the specified units (i.e. they did not complete them at Monash) and/or have failed a unit, are not eligible for the Michael Keith Halprin Excellence Awards.
  • In event of a tie, there may be multiple winners.

Probability of winners

  • Students who are multiple unit winners are often the year level winners.
  • Students who win multiple units and/or one or more year levels often are the gold medal winners.
  • A student may be a recipient of multiple prizes.

Postgraduate coursework prizes

Monash Pharmacy Internship prize

  • As these units are graded Pass Grade Only (PGO), the Course Director seeks nominations for outstanding students from moderators and awards the prize based on these nominations.

Master of Wound Care prize

  • This is granted to the student who completed the Master of Wound Care in the previous year and received the highest average mark.

Master of Clinical Pharmacy prize

  • This is granted to the student who completed the Master of Clinical Pharmacy in the previous year and received the highest average mark.