To be eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship applicants must:
be an Australian citizen,
have completed (or nearly completed) a degree with an Australian university, and
be planning to undertake postgraduate study overseas commencing in the calendar year following the year of application (it is not necessary to have been accepted to the institution at the time of applying)
Applicants who have been successful in securing a Rhodes, Fulbright or Ramsay scholarship are not eligible for a John Monash Scholarship.
In awarding John Monash Scholarships, factors considered include:
Excellence - may be evidenced through a degree obtained with outstanding results. It can also be demonstrated through prizes, awards, publications, performances, exhibitions, enterprises and excellence in professional endeavours.
Leadership - applicants should demonstrate leadership experience or potential. This can come from their studies, professional environments and/or the community.
Citizenship - a clearly identified career pathway that evidences applicant's ability to contribute to Australia and a clear career trajectory that demonstrates the benefit to society. This includes a well-developed case for choosing a university relevant to the proposed area of study.
3 references are required. Referees should be senior people who can speak to the applicant's leadership capabilities, whether they be academic, professional or personal.