Monash UniStart Support Scholarship

Monash UniStart Support Scholarship

A great start to university

Starting at university can come with lots of unexpected costs for books, equipment, transport and accommodation. This scholarship provides low income earners with additional funds to help with educational costs. You will receive $1500 in your first year at uni and $500 in subsequent years.


13 May - 28 June 2019

Total scholarship value

Up to $3500

Number offered


Chris, Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours)

Chris: I hope to be a promoter of change

The scholarship gave rise to a broad range of changes. The impact of these changes have been overwhelmingly positive - especially in terms of my academic life. With the aid of the scholarship, I was able to afford course materials and truly optimise how I approach my studies.

With my degree, I hope to be a promoter of change. In my eyes, whether my ideas aid only a small group of people or millions worldwide, the satisfaction of having helped someone in need remains. I hope that in 10 years time I will have made an impact on the sustainability sector and waste management. With the use of technology, I see myself revolutionising this part of our daily lives.

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:

  • Have a low income or be an Indigenous Australian
  • Commencing a Monash undergraduate undergraduate degree (Bachelor) at a Monash campus in Australia
  • Not receiving any other scholarship or award payment (except for one-off equity grants such as Global Equity Grant or Practical Placement Grant)
  • Have not undertaken any previous study at Monash


  • $1500 paid in your first year of study, paid as $1,000 in Semester 1 and $500 in Semester 2.
    $500 paid in Semester 1 in each subsequent year of study, for the duration of your degree.

Number offered

  • All eligible students who are not receiving another scholarship will receive an offer

Selection criteria

  • Award based on need.

To retain this scholarship:

  • If you were awarded on the basis of low income, you must verify your financial circumstances each year in Semester 1.

How to apply

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.