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Elite Student Performer Scheme


Monash University is committed to helping its students combine academic success with sports or performing arts success through our Elite Student Performer Scheme.

We provide a range of support services and benefits to students who are competing or performing at an elite level in their sport or discipline (ie at the highest level in their state, or above).

This support will help student members to balance their commitments to both their studies and their sport/discipline and manage any conflicts that may arise.

Student members of this Scheme will still be required to meet University requirements for enrolment, assessment and course completion. However, a degree of flexibility can be provided to assist them to meet these requirements.


To be eligible for the Scheme, you must be:

  • A commencing or continuing undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled at a Monash University campus, including Monash College
  • Competing/participating regularly in your sport or discipline at the highest level in your state, or above (ie at 'open' state, national or international level)


The University is a member of the national Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) agreement developed in partnership with the Australian Sports Commission.

The EAFU program supports Australia’s elite athletes to achieve academic excellence while also pursuing a sporting career.

At Monash University, we have extended this support to students who are elite in a performing arts discipline.

Benefits and Services

Faculty support

There are staff members within each faculty of the University who are aware of the Scheme and able to support members through their course to manage both their sport/discipline and study commitments.

These staff members can provide course planning advice, consider special consideration applications and answer student queries about academic matters.

Student members are encouraged to seek out assistance or support in a timely manner.

Complimentary Gym Membership

Scheme members are able to apply for a complimentary gym membership which provides access to on-campus Monash University sporting facilities, where available.

Please note that not all campuses have on-campus sporting facilities.

Financial Support

A limited number of the following two types of grants are available each year. Scheme members are able to apply for these grants but not all applications will be successful. Please enquire direct with Team Monash via the contact details below.

Elite Student Performer Grant

The Elite Student Performer Grant supports a student to attend a National or International representative event.

A grant of between $250 - $1000 can be provided specifically for students who need assistance to attend the event and can be used for travel and associated event costs.

A limited number of these grants are available each year. Successful applicants are determined by a Committee and notified via email. Please email us via the address below to find out more.

International Travel Grant

The International Travel Grant supports a current Monash University student who has been selected to represent the University and/or their country at an International University sporting or performance event such as the World University Games, World University Championship, World University League or Continental University Sport federation level event.

A grant of up to $1000 is provided for approved out of pocket competition or performance related expenses that are not covered by sponsorship, external payments or the national selection body responsible for the student’s selection at an eligible international sporting or performing arts event.

Applications must be made in writing and students must provide evidence that they have been selected by the applicable national body to represent their country in the relevant international event.

A limited number of these grants are available each year. Please email us via the address below to find out more.

Networking and Personal Development Opportunities

Members of the Scheme will have access to invaluable networking and personal development opportunities with other students in the Scheme and key contacts within the University.

Information and Resources

Members will also have access to valuable information and resources to assist them and provide further support and guidance.

Program effectiveness

This program began in 2004 and feedback since then shows that student participants were more successful in:

  • resolving conflicting study and sporting commitments
  • planning and managing their course workload
  • completing their course

How to apply for the Scheme?

2018 New Members:

2018 Returning Members:

2019 New Members:

  • Applications for 2019 will open in Mid November.
  • To be eligible to apply, students need to be enrolled in at least one unit in Semester 1 at Monash University.
  • Applications remain open all year round.
  • If you have any questions about your eligibility, please send us an email via the details below.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about this program or have any questions, contact us via email at

Please note this information is current as at May 2018 and is subject to amendment.