Monash Scholarship for Excellence

Monash Scholarship for Excellence

Part of the Sir John Monash Scholarship Program

We reward excellence at all levels. The Monash Scholarship for Excellence is offered to the 40 highest-achieving students who achieve an ATAR between 98.00 and 99.85.


No application required

Total scholarship value

Up to $24,000

Number offered

40 per year

Watch the video

Find out how Megan is using the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence to create change in the justice system.

Megan Liew: Agent of Change

For me, the scholarship really cemented that I would really like to work in Human Rights.

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:

  • Studying Australian Year 12 or IB in the current year (includes New Zealand citizens completing the NCEA level 3 examination)
  • Completed Year 12 or IB last year, but have not completed any other study, and are applying for a new course through VTAC


  • Commencing Monash students will receive $6000 per annum up to a maximum of four years
  • An invitation to apply for Monash Minds, a leadership program for first-year students

Number offered

40 scholarships available

Selection criteria

  • Awarded to the top 40 students who achieve an ATAR between 98.00 and 99.85.

To retain this scholarship:

You must maintain a distinction average (70% or above) each semester.

How to apply

  • No application is required
  • All eligible students who list Monash University as a VTAC course preference will be automatically assessed.
  • Offers will be made from mid-December and throughout January and February
  • This scholarship can be deferred

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.