Monash Scholars

Monash Scholars

If you're a high-achieving secondary school student, the Monash Scholars program will help you explore and pinpoint your passions, develop a broad suite of study skills, and gain the confidence to make great course and career choices.

How does it work?

The Monash Scholars Program provides selected high achieving students from Years 10 - 12 with an exclusive opportunity to engage with Monash University.

Students apply for and are admitted into the program mid-way through their Year 10.  Students must come from a Monash Scholars participating school, and have their application endorsed by their school.  

Scholars are expected to commit around 20 hours a year to the program; this will mostly involve attending on-campus events after school hours and during the holidays.  

Scholars who successfully gain a place at Monash University after completing Year 12 will continue to receive benefits including leadership and ambassador opportunities.

What are the benefits?

Across Years 10-12, Scholars are invited to a series of events that collectively achieve:

Enhanced learning

Students are academically supported through their senior education. Exclusive activities offered include a Preparing for Year 11 and 12 workshop and subject-specific revision lectures.

Exploring career ambitions

Monash Scholars will have access to a number of events helping them evolve their understanding of possible career areas, assisting them to gain part-time employment and work experience and developing CVs and interview skills.

Defining personal aspirations

Monash University believes education should enhance a life, not simply prepare a student for a career. Monash Scholars will have the opportunity to explore their ambitions outside and beyond their careers.

Building networks

The Monash Scholars program brings high achieving students together. Like-minded participants gain the opportunity to build vital social networks, to sustain them through their final years of school and into university.

The benefits also continue should Monash Scholars apply and gain a place as a student at Monash University.  There are a number of reserved places for Scholars in the Monash Minds Program, the university’s premier leadership program for first year students.  All enrolled Monash Scholars will be invited to apply.

Hear from our scholars

Matthew Mahoney

“MatthewMcKinnon Secondary College
Studying Bachelor of Commerce at Monash


"I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Monash Scholars Program. I have been able to get priority access to events run by the university, access to a whole free series of revision  lectures  and  learn so much about the university by being involved in the program.  I feel like a know a lot of people by being in the program and this is going to help when I start at Monash.

Looking back on it now, I realised how fortunate I was to be a part of the program and everything it  offered.  Whilst you are still at school you do not actually realise how much of a head start  I had compared to other student.

I definitely recommend to any student looking to join this program."

Elise Hutchinson

“EliseSt Margaret's School
Studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Monash


"Being involved in the Monash Scholars program has made the transition to University so easy and enjoyable because I feel like it has been a consistent point of contact throughout  the  journey  from  school to Uni.

As a Monash Scholar I was able to acquire  valuable life and career skills that you just  don't get the opportunity to learn at school, and these have helped me to adjust to the more independent style of learning outside of the school environment.

I  also really appreciated the chance to become familiar with culture of Monash as a university,  and it helped me to feel confident that I was making  the right decision in choosing to study at Monash."

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