Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence

This scholarship provides access to a Monash education for talented students who may not otherwise be able to fund their studies. If you are a low income earner and achieve an ATAR of 95.00+ you may be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Excellence.


7 August - 13 October 2017

Total scholarship value

Up to $36,000

Number offered

130+ per year

Edison Nguyen

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Excellence

Edison Nguyen: Recognising excellence in all circumstances

An equity scholarship really helps families like mine who might not be able to afford the university expenses that aren’t covered by HECS, such as books.

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 be studying as one of the following:

  • Current Year 12 or International Baccalaureate student in Australia

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Commencing students must achieve an ATAR of 95.00+
  • Current students must achieve a weighted average mark of 80+
  • Intending to enrol in a full-time undergraduate degree at Monash (Bachelor)
  • Have a low income


  • Commencing Year 12 students: $6000 per annum (48 credit points of study) for the duration of your degree
  • Current Monash students and students applying from another university or TAFE:  $6000 paid for one year only (you can reapply each year)

Number offered

  • 130 for Year 12 students
  • 20 for current Monash students or students applying from another university or TAFE

Selection criteria

  • To be considered, you must have an ATAR of 95.00+ (for Year 12 students) or a minimum of a high distinction 80% weighted average mark (for current students).
  • We will award this scholarship based on need. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who are experiencing other forms of educational disadvantage.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a credit average (60% or above) each semester
  • You must verify your financial circumstances each semester

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.