Monash Scholarship for Excellence

Monash Scholarship for Excellence

We reward excellence at all levels. The Monash Scholarship for Excellence is offered to the 40 highest-achieving students who achieve an ATAR between 98.00 and 99.85.


No application required


Up to $24,000


40 per year

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian humanitarian visa holder

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Studying Australian Year 12 or IB in the current year (includes New Zealand citizens completing the NCEA level 3 examination)
  • Completed Year 12 or IB last year, but have not completed any other study, and are applying for a new course through VTAC


  • Commencing Monash students will receive $6000 per annum up to a maximum of four years
  • An invitation to apply for Monash Minds, a leadership program for first-year students

Number offered

40 scholarships available

Selection criteria

  • Awarded to the top 40 students who achieve an ATAR between 98.00 and 99.85.

To retain this scholarship:

You must maintain a distinction average (70% or above) each semester.

How to apply

  • No application is required
  • All eligible students who list Monash University as a VTAC course preference will be automatically assessed.
  • Offers will be made from mid-December and throughout January and February
  • This scholarship can be deferred

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.

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