General Sir John Monash Scholarships

General Sir John Monash Scholarships

High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Aus Citizen
See below

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)

Closes: 11:59pm AEST 14 July 2022


John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia's finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with post graduate study at the world's best universities. Successful applicants have demonstrated excellence in their field, leadership potential, and are motivated to contribute to a better Australia.

The John Monash Scholarships are 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 be about to complete an undergraduate degree from 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.

The Scholarships support any postgraduate degree however the Applicant must be able to argue the merits of the chosen course and institution. The Foundation encourages applicants to explore where dynamic, innovative work is being done in their field.

The General Sir John Monash Foundation always seeks applicants who intend to study in a broad range of areas across medicine, science, engineering, business, law, humanities and all aspects of the arts - including music, literature, performance and fine art.

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

    Candidates 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.

Application process

Submit your scholarship application by 11:59pm AEST 14 July 2022

Successful candidates will proceed through a two-tier selection panel process: First Round then National interviews. Please check the Sir John Monash Scholarship website for dates.

Further Information

Register to attend an online webinar.

Further information is available here.