Monash Humanitarian Scholarship

Monash Humanitarian Scholarship

Achieving Potential Scholarship for Distinction

Are you an asylum seeker on a bridging visa? If you are a high-achieving student with the ambition to change your future, you may be eligible for the Monash Humanitarian Scholarship. You will receive 100% international student funding for the Monash undergraduate degree of your choice plus a yearly allowance of $6000.

Monash has increased the number of these scholarships available thanks to the generous donations from Alumni and supporters of the University through the Achieving Potential fund.


15 August - 25 November 2022

Total scholarship value

Full course fees plus up to $30,000 allowance

Number offered

Varies (Depending on funding)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


My future seemed uncertain, with no hope of ever going on to higher education before this scholarship. It has changed my life. I'm now able to envision and work towards a better life for me and my family. I've been able to grow my skills from professional development activities such as Engineers without Borders, and am now working towards my goal to use engineering to give back to the less privileged communities.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An International student

You must meet the following criteria:

  • A person who is in Australia and currently on:
    • Temporary Humanitarian Stay visa (Subclass 449)
    • Temporary Protection visa (Subclass 785)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (Subclass 786)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise visa (Subclass 790)
    • Bridging visa A (Subclass 010) or Bridging visa E (Subclass 050 and 051) AND have applied for a Permanent Protection visa
  • A commencing or continuing student enrolled or intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree as an international student at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR of 70.00, OR for current students a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 60, OR equivalent academic achievement.


  • Full international student course fees paid for the duration of the degree.
  • An allowance of $6000 per year (48 credit points of study) until the minimum points for your degree are completed.

Number offered

  • Variable depending on funding.

Selection criteria

  • Awarded based on academic achievement and personal circumstances.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a pass average (50% or above) each semester.
  • You can continue to receive the scholarship if your residency changes, however you will not be eligible to continue to receive tuition payments if you are changed to a Commonwealth Supported Place and are eligible to defer your fees, but you may continue to receive the allowance.
  • You may be asked to provide an annual progress report to donors, giving you an opportunity to share your experiences and benefits.

How to apply

  • If you're applying for a course via VTAC, please complete the VTAC Scholarship Application form by Friday 7 October 2022.
  • If you are a current Monash student or applying directly to Monash for your course, please complete the separate application form by Friday 25 November 2022 (5pm). You must also email a copy of your current Visa to
  • Note: To be considered for this scholarship, you must have applied for a course and be offered a place at Monash.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.

Every scholarship may have a different application process. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline.