Monash Abroad Travel Grant
About our grants
Monash Abroad want to make it easy for you to take part in conversations, innovations and discoveries happening all over the world while you're studying. Because when you study at Monash, you're part of a global university that's creating global citizens – the leaders, thinkers and doers of tomorrow's exciting and complex world.
That's why we've created the Monash Abroad Travel Grant – the most comprehensive grant we've ever had the privilege to offer. It's designed to support you in experiencing any kind of international exchange (from internships and volunteering, to presenting at conferences or taking up clinical placements) that will add value to your degree, and to your career.
A healthy difference
The difference between our grants and others offered by Monash, or other funding bodies, is that along with giving you financial assistance, we also make sure you're well looked after.
The Monash Abroad Travel Grant includes comprehensive travel insurance coverage – meaning you don't need to pay for this yourself. Our scholarship provides you with unlimited medical coverage, and covers your personal items like baggage, prior to, during and after your exchange. It even includes 24-hour medical and emergency assistance.
While our grant does cover you for some of your exchange expenses, it may not cover the whole cost. It's a good idea to research all forms of funding that may be available to you – like other scholarships and loans. It's possible to hold more than one scholarship or grant at a time, so why not apply for anything and everything.
To be eligible for the Monash Abroad Travel Grant you must:
- be enrolled as a coursework student at a Monash campus (in Australia); or as a Monash South Africa student enrolled in a Monash university course
- be approved by your faculty or Monash Abroad to go on a non-award overseas program.
You are not eligible for a Monash Abroad (Australia) travel grant if:
- you are on intermission during your overseas program.
- you are enrolled at Monash Malaysia (different funding benefits apply - contact your local Monash Abroad office for advice on what grants are available).
- your overseas program counts as study towards a dual degree arrangement between Monash University and an overseas institution.
How much will I get?
Scholarship amounts will vary from time-to-time based on the number of students travelling, Monash's broader strategic initiatives, faculty overseas program activity and the availability of funding.
If you exchange to the same host university for two consecutive semesters you will receive one travel scholarship for your entire time abroad.
Monash Abroad Travel Grants
How to apply
When you apply for an exchange, faculty overseas program, internship or any other overseas opportunity through Monash Abroad, you're automatically considered for the Monash Abroad Travel Grant.
Monash Travel Grant amounts and funding bands are reviewed annually and may be subject to change.
Funding bands for 2020 travel grants will be published in July 2019.