Monash Graduate Research Equity Scholarship

Monash Graduate Research Equity Scholarship

These scholarships are offered to assist domestic graduate research students with a disability or whose academic career has been adversely affected. Applicants are assessed on equity grounds.


close 31 May and 31 October each year

Total scholarship value

Up to $29,500

Number offered

Up to 10 annually

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology


The toughest part about studying was not only going through family struggles, but also the disadvantage I have with my hearing. Receiving a scholarship has changed my life. It's helped improve my mental health, knowing that I have support from Monash to study regardless of my hearing. It's also helped me become financially independent with the costs of my studies, and helped me stay on track towards my career goals.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian humanitarian visa holder

You must meet the following criteria:

Adverse career interruptions might include:

  • Illness
  • Child rearing
  • Sustained care of a dependent family member
  • Family responsibilities

Opting to travel or pursue an alternative profession or discipline before returning to study is not considered an adverse career disruption.


Monash will provide:

Selection criteria

Monash scholarships are very competitive and are awarded based on your academic record, any research outputs and prior research experience.

If successful in receiving a MES, please note that the standard terms and conditions as outlined the RTP Scholarship Procedures apply, with the exceptions outlined in the eligibility criteria above.

How to apply

Application for graduate research scholarships is done at the time of applying for your course, unless you are already enrolled.  Whether you are a new or current student, the same application process is used for both admission and/or scholarship via our Applicant Portal.  You will need to specify in your application that you are applying for the Monash Equity Scholarship and upload the MES form.

DOMESTIC (Round 2)
opens 1 November, closes 31 May

DOMESTIC (Round 4)
opens 1 June, closes 31 October

Many scholarships can have different application processes. Make sure to read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline.

If you are a new applicant, you must have obtained an Expression of Interest (EOI) from the relevant faculty before starting your application.

For more information visit our website or contact our Graduate Research Admissions team on
E: or T: +61 3 99051538

Please ensure you indicate that you are applying for the 'Monash Equity Scholarship' in your application and upload the MES form.

Apply direct to Monash