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Monash University International Merit Scholarship, Australia 2023/2024

Application is now open for the Monash University International Merit Scholarship. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Monash University and Scholarship

Monash University, established in 1958 and named in honor of World War I general Sir John Monash, stands as the second oldest university in Victoria, Australia. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, Monash has become a prominent public research institution with multiple campuses both in Victoria (Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula, and Parkville) and internationally (Malaysia and Indonesia).

The university’s global presence extends to various locations, including a research and teaching center in Prato, Italy, a graduate research school in Mumbai, India, and graduate schools in Suzhou, China, and Tangerang, Indonesia. Monash University also delivers courses in South Africa, showcasing its commitment to providing diverse educational opportunities worldwide.


Monash takes pride in its major research facilities, housing institutions such as the Monash Law School, the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), the Australian Stem Cell Centre, Victorian College of Pharmacy, and numerous research and cooperative research centers. In 2019, the university reported a total revenue exceeding $2.72 billion (AUD), with external research income reaching around $462 million.

With a large and diverse student body, Monash enrolled over 55,000 undergraduate and 25,000 graduate students in 2019, making it the university with the highest number of applicants in the state of Victoria. 

To further promote international education, Monash University extends an invitation to students worldwide who have received an offer or are currently enrolled with the university to apply for the Monash University International Merit Scholarship. Successful recipients of this scholarship are awarded $10,000 per annum throughout their degree, emphasizing Monash’s commitment to fostering academic excellence on a global scale.

Details about Monash University International Merit Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: Monash University, Australia

Scholarship Value: $10,000 per annum

Number of awards: Several

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): Monash University, Australia


  • $10,000 a year (48 credit hours of study) is paid per year until the required minimum points for your degree are earned.
  • Undergraduates who want to start their studies are welcome to apply for a spot in Monash Minds, a first-year leadership program.

Eligibility Criteria for Monash University International Merit Scholarship

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for Monash University International Merit Scholarship:

  • An international student
  • Wishing to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at a Monash campus in Australia that requires coursework.
  • You need to have gotten an offer from Monash before starting classes.
  • For present students, results from at least two semesters spent in Australia must be submitted.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in the Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) program or the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honors) program must have finished and received their results for a minimum of four semesters.
  • Note: You are not qualified to apply for this scholarship if you:
    • are taking Year 12 Australian studies. The Sir John Monash Scholarship for Excellence could be available to you.
    • are starting the Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) program or the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honors) program. To apply, you must be a current student and have completed four semesters.

Selection Criteria

  • According to academic success.
  • At least a weighted average of 85 must have been attained by current pupils.
  • Students will also be evaluated based on their ability to serve as an advocate for Monash University and their 500-word scholarship application statement.
  • The first-time pupils will get priority.

Application Procedure for Monash University International Merit Scholarship

  • Each candidate should complete and submit a separate application form for this scholarship.
  • Before submitting your application for this scholarship, you must have gotten an unconditional full-course offer from Monash.
  • Only within the same calendar year is it possible to postpone.
  • Please do not include any supporting documents with your application; it will not be taken into account.

You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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