John Monash Scholarships

This financial support is not administered by the University.


John Monash Scholars are selected on the basis of their demonstrated and potential leadership contribution to their fields of endeavour and to the Australian and global community.

Field of study



To be eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship applicants 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.

The Scholarships are granted for the commencement of the study program in the calendar year following the year of application and selection.

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.


A minimum of 15 postgraduate Scholarships are available each year, each valued at AUD $70,000 per year for a maximum of three years (up to AUD $210,000).

How to apply

Application dates for this year's round of John Monash Scholarships for 2023 have now open. The Application closes on the 14th of July (11:59pm AEST).

Upcoming Webinars:

Monday 30th May 2022, 05:00PM (AEST)

Monday 20th June 2022, 05:00PM (AEST)

Please click here to register

Further information about interview dates and FAQs are available here

Further information

Please visit the General Sir John Monash Foundation website for further information, or contact