Monash International Merit Scholarship

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The Monash University, Australia offers merit scholarships to international students from all the countries in the world. The university awards 31 Monash International Merit Scholarship every year to students who want to study in Australia.

  • Scholarship amount of AUD 10,000 per year is awarded.
  • Offered to full-time international students who have received an unconditional full offer from the university
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a UG or PG program at the university
  • Awarded as an annual amount for the duration of the program.
  • The recent application deadline for the scholarship is March 15, 2020.

A separate scholarship application is required to be eligible for the Monash International Merit Scholarship. Applicants must make sure to complete their admission process at Monash University and submit the scholarship application on time.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, College-Specific
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationMonash University
Application DeadlinePassed
No. of Scholarships31
Amount$6,561
RenewabilityOne Time Payment
International Students EligibleYes
Online Application Linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgqQA20MmcS9tu1az8IEK9CJcnFTBEDy7oTVTPZsmjMcLHaw/viewform
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://www.monash.edu/study/fees-scholarships/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/international-merit-5770

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Monash International Merit Scholarship, the applicant must make sure to fulfill the eligibility requirements. Applicant must:

  • be an international applicant
  • intending to enroll in a full-time UG or PG program at Monash University, Australia
  • have received an admission offer from Monash is enrolling in the first year
  • If the applicant is a current student at the university, he/she must have completed two semesters of the course.

Current students of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) course or the Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) must have completed three semesters of their courses to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. Also commencing students for these programs are not eligible for the scholarship. They are required to apply as a current student.


Application Process

To seek consideration for the Monash International Merit Scholarship, the interested applicants have to submit a separate completed scholarship application. The applications must be submitted as per the specified deadline.

Upon successfully completing the admission process at Monash University, applicants can complete the-

  • scholarship application
  • statement in about 500 words giving details about reasons for choosing the course and how the scholarship can make a difference to the applicant’s career and country

The application form does not require any additional documents to be sent. Before applying for the scholarship, the applicant must make sure that they have received an admission offer from Monash.


Selection Process

The selection criteria for the Monash International Merit Scholarship are the-

  • academic qualifications
  • minimum average mark of 85 or more
  • scholarship application statement (500 words)
  • potential to be a Monash University ambassador

The Selection Committee prefers students who are commencing their courses at the university for the current academic year.

To retain the scholarship, the applicant must-

  • maintain an average of 70% or above in each semester
  • participate in the least three marketing and scholarships promotional activities

The promotional activities for the renewability of the scholarship include official scholarship function, participating in marketing and networking events, etc.


Grant Details

The Monash University campus in Australia offers the Monash International Merit Scholarship to international students from all countries taking up admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate program.

A scholarship award of AUD 10,000 per year is awarded for the entire course duration. The total scholarship value of up to AUD 50,000 is awarded to meritorious students looking to study in Australia. To renew the award the winners have to maintain an average of 70% in every completed semester.

The applications for the Monash International Merit Scholarship are available in various rounds. The various application closing dates have been mentioned below:

Round 1 Application Close dateOctober 15, 2020
Round 2 Application Close dateNovember 15, 2020
Round 3 Application Close dateJanuary 15, 2021

All these deadlines will have the commencement of the course from semester 1 or 2 of the following year.

Round 4 Application Close dateMarch 15, 2020
Round 5 Application Close dateApril 15, 2020
Round 6 Application Close dateMay 15, 2020

All these deadlines will have the commencement of the course from the second semester of the current year.

Terms and Conditions

  • The scholarship is awarded on a renewable basis to all international students (maximum 31) who fulfill all the eligibility and are selected to receive the same.
  • These applicants need to be full-time students at Monash University (undergraduate or postgraduate courses)
  • The fresh MBBS and MD students are not eligible for the award but after completing three semesters they can apply under the current student category.
  • The scholarship is renewed only if the winner will score 70% or above in each completed semester.
  • The scholarship can be availed with a deferment in the same academic year but cannot be carried to the following year.
  • The winners have to participate in the promotional activities and programs of the university.
Basis of granting the awardMerit
Number of Scholarships31
Separate Application NeededYes
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Award Value10,000 AUD
Citizenship EligibilityInternational students
Study-levelUG or PG

The applicants are advised to check the requirements and the deadlines before making their applications. No supporting documentation is required along with the scholarship application. Applicants must have received a full admission offer at Monash before applying for the scholarship without any conditions.

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