Indigenous student applications

Monash University is committed to advancing the education and career aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We have a range of admissions entry points for Indigenous applicants designed to address the under-representation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian universities.

Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme

This scheme, new for 2017 entry, provides an entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants into a range of courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+.

Benefits

  • Eligible for admission into a range of Monash courses with an ATAR of 50+
  • No special classes, extra requirements or time added to your course
  • Graduate with the same degree as all other Monash students
  • Comprehensive support programs delivered by the University through the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit
  • Eligible for internal transfer into other Monash courses including Law and Engineering subjected to transfer requirements.

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission you must:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • achieve a minimum ATAR or equivalent of 50.00 (60.00 for Bachelor of Health Sciences - Radiation Science)
  • satisfy all prerequisites as listed in the VTAC guide.
  • submit a supplementary information form.

Course

ATAR

English

Mathematics

Mathematics

Science

Units 3 & 4

Units 1 & 2
(or 3 & 4)

Units 3 & 4

Units 3 & 4

Arts

50

Y

     

Business

50

Y

 

Y

 

Business Administration

50

Y

Y

   

Education

50

Y

Y

   

Information Technology

50

Y

Y

   

Health Sciences

50

Y

 

Y

 

Radiation Science

60

Y

 

Y

 

Nursing

50

Y

Y

   

Occupational Therapy

50

Y

     

Science

50

Y

   

Y

Guide only please refer to the VTAC course entries for the full list of prerequisite requirements

How to apply

Apply via VTAC for the appropriate course:

  • Arts (Indigenous Entry)
  • Business (Indigenous Entry)
  • Business Administration (Indigenous Entry)
  • Education (Indigenous Entry)
  • Information Technology (Indigenous Entry)
  • Health Sciences (Indigenous Entry)
  • Nursing (Indigenous Entry)
  • Occupational Therapy (Indigenous Entry)
  • Science (Indigenous Entry)

You must also submit a supplementary information form.

Contact Yulendj if you have questions about your application.

Indigenous pathway programs

If you did not meet the entry requirements for direct entry through VTAC, you can apply for one of our specialised and pathway programs.

The Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) and the Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) are designed to support you to start your studies at university. The programs help develop skills that enable you to succeed in a university environment.

MIAP is a full-time fee sponsored program which is Abstudy approved. INAP is part time fee sponsored pathway program.

For more information about these opportunities and for information on how to apply, see the Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) and Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) website.

Support, benefits and scholarships

Why choose Monash? Monash University offer a range of supports and opportunities to facilitate your success that are coordinated by the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit. Yulendj offers individualised and responsive support and advice from expression of interest through to graduation.

On top of being eligible for a range of specific scholarships all undergraduate students at Monash are eligible to receive a support package valued at up to $36,000 for a three year degree. This support includes:

  • one-on-one and group academic tutoring
  • supply of your prescribed textbooks
  • access to mentoring and paid internship opportunities
  • a lifestyle program including a free Monash Sport gym membership.

Indigenous students at Monash are eligible to apply for a range of scholarships.

Further information

Contact the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit for more information on the above programs, or for any information on how to apply to Monash University as an Indigenous student. For information on other pathways for Indigenous students,  see  the Pathways for Indigenous students website.