John Monash Scholarship

Scholarship Details

Alumni, Postgraduate students


Aus Citizen


Value: AUD $75,000 per year (maximum length of study is 3 years at a total of $225,000 AUD)

Stage: Postgraduate study (Masters, PhD or equivalent degree)

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

Closes: 11:59pm AEST 14 July 2023


The John Monash Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with postgraduate study at the world’s best universities. 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. The John Monash Scholarships are proudly supported by the Australian Government, private sector organisations, universities and individuals.

The John Monash Scholarship is not limited by age, gender, academic field of study or choice of overseas university.


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

  • Be an Australian Citizen;
  • Have completed (or nearly completed) a degree with 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; it is not necessary to have already been accepted to the institution at the time of applying.

Selection Criteria

In awarding John Monash Scholarships, factors considered include:

  • Excellence

    This 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 your 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.

Application process

Submit your scholarship application by 11:59pm AEST 14 July 2023

Please check the Sir John Monash Scholarship website for dates.

Further Information