Monash Abroad Travel Grant

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 semester abroad program, such as study at the Monash Prato Centre, a global study tour or global summer/winter program, or undertaking global work integrated learning 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 insurance provides you with unlimited medical coverage, and covers your personal items like baggage, prior to, during and after your program. It even includes 24-hour medical and emergency assistance.

Extra funding

While our grant does cover you for some of your program 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 year to year based on the number of students travelling, Monash's broader strategic initiatives, faculty overseas program activity and the availability of funding.

If your exchange is to the same host university for two consecutive semesters, you will receive one travel grant for your entire time abroad.

How to apply

When you apply for a semester abroad program, global study tour, global summer/winter program, global work integrated learning or any other overseas opportunity through Monash Abroad, you're automatically considered for the Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Please note: Monash Travel Grant amounts and funding bands are reviewed annually in August/September and may be subject to change. Travel grant amounts and funding bands for 2022 mobility programs are yet to be confirmed. 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the subsequent cancellation of mobility programs in 2021, these grants are not applicable for 2021.