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This scholarship is administered externally

About this scholarship

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John Monash Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with postgraduate study at leading universities around the world. The Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, academic field of study or choice of university, with successful applicants having demonstrated excellence in their field, leadership potential and a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia.

Scholarship recipients receive AU$75,000 per year for each year of their study program (up to 3 years maximum); they also become part of our John Monash Foundation Leadership Academy, which enables opportunities for future collaboration and connection.



$ 75,000

per annum

14 - 20 on offer

20 on offer

Payments made for 3 years


01-May-2024 to 01-Jul-2024

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    20 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit

Field of study




Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Have completed (or nearly completed) a degree with an Australian university
  • Be planning to undertake postgraduate study overseas commencing in the calendar year following the year of application (it is not necessary to have already 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.

Selection criteria

  • 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.

Additional information


A stipend of AU$75,000 per year for each year of study (up to a maximum of 3 years)

The following world-class universities offer partial or full fee waivers to John Monash Scholars, for certain degree types: Cranfield University (UK), IE University Madrid (Spain), King’s College London (UK), The University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and Weizman Institute of Science (Israel).

Visit our website for application information.

Please email the John Monash Foundation. and visit the homepage.
Information webinars have now been scheduled.
These will cover Scholarship overview, eligibility, application/selection process and timelines:
Thursday May 9th, 5:30-6:30pm AEST &
Tuesday June 4th, 5:30-6:30pm AEST
Information and registrations here. 
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Contact us:

icon_human Dr Nicholas Hill, Director Scholarships and Alumni
icon_human +61 3 9620 2428