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John Monash Scholarships (External)

In 2003 the General Sir John Monash Scholarships were launched. Since this time, they have become Australia's most prestigious postgraduate scholarships Which recognise leadership capability, academic excellence, and potential contribution to Australia.

The Foundation and Scholarships are proudly supported by the Australian Government, private sector organisations, universities and individuals.

Value and duration

A minimum of 10 postgraduate Scholarships are available, each valued at AUD $60,000 per year for a maximum of three years (up to AUD $180,000 ).

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen;
  • Have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate degree from an Australian University, and;
  • Be planning to undertake postgraduate study at an overseas university commencing in the calendar year following the year of application and selection.

The Scholarships support any postgraduate degree however the Applicant must be able to argue the merits of the chosen course and institution.

The John Monash Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, or academic field of study.

Course area(s)

All courses.

Selection process

In awarding John Monash Scholarships, factors considered include:

  • Outstanding Intellect - demonstrated by academic excellence (having completed or are about to complete a university degree or degrees with outstanding results, such as an honours degree (with a classification of 1 or 2A) or equivalent. Excellence is also demonstrated through language skills, musical skills and/or publications;
  • Leadership - demonstrated and potential - within or outside of an Applicant's field of study or professional field; Citizenship - community service;
  • Program - defined research project or study programme to be conducted at an overseas University;
  • The case presented by the applicant of the significance of the applicant's potential contribution to their field and to the community;
  • Referee reports outlining the applicant's abilities.
For further information on the selection criteria visit the General Sir John Monash Scholarships website (opens an external website).


For information on how to apply, please visit the General Sir John Monash Foundation website (opens an external website).

For further information contact

General Sir John Monash Foundation
Tel: (+61) 03 9620 2428
Website: www.monashawards.org