How to apply to Monash University

By | November 3, 2020

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 provides an entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants into a range of undergraduate courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+ (higher for some courses).

Benefits

  • Eligible for admission into a range of Monash courses with a lower ATAR
  • 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 William Cooper Institute

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 (60 for Bachelor of Radiation Science, 65 for Bachelor of Architectural Design, 65 for Bachelor of Art History and Curating, 70 for Bachelor of Education)
  • satisfy all prerequisites as listed in the VTAC guide.
  • submit a supplementary information form.

This is a guide only. Please refer to the VTAC course entries for the full list of prerequisite requirements.

VTAC codeVTAC courseATARMonash degree
2800211591Architectural Design/Architecture (Indigenous Entry)65Bachelor of Architectural Design
2800211671Art History and Curating (Indigenous Entry)65Bachelor of Art History and Curating
2800311291Arts (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Arts
2800211301Business (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Business
2800711421Business Administration (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Business Administration
2800211521Design (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Design
2800311311Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)70*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education
2800311311Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)70*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education
2800311311Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)70*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education
2800311311Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)70*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education
2800311311Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)70*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
2800311311Education (Honours – Indigenous Entry)70*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical Education
2800211531Fine Art (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Fine Art
2800311331Information Technology (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Information Technology
2800711481Paramedicine (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Paramedicine
2800211491Public Health (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Public Health
2800311501Radiation Sciences (Indigenous Entry)60Bachelor of Radiation Sciences
2800211511Health Sciences (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Health Sciences
2800311341Nursing (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Nursing
2800711351Occupational Therapy (Honours – Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
2800311361Science (Indigenous Entry)50Bachelor of Science

*Minimum ATAR inclusive of any SEAS bonuses applied

How to apply

Apply via VTAC for the appropriate course:

  • Architectural Design/Architecture (Indigenous Entry)
  • Art History and Curating (Indigenous Entry)
  • Arts (Indigenous Entry)
  • Business (Indigenous Entry)
  • Business Administration (Indigenous Entry)
  • Education (Indigenous Entry)
  • Fine Art (Indigenous Entry)
  • Health Sciences (Indigenous Entry)
  • Information Technology (Indigenous Entry)
  • Nursing (Indigenous Entry)
  • Occupational Therapy (Indigenous Entry)
  • Paramedicine (Indigenous Entry)
  • Public Health (Indigenous Entry)
  • Radiation Sciences (Indigenous Entry)
  • Science (Indigenous Entry)

You must also submit a supplementary information form.

Contact William Cooper Institute 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 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 a 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 William Cooper Institute. The William Cooper Institute 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 William Cooper Institute for more information on the above programs, or for any information on how to apply to Monash University as an Indigenous student. Find out more about Pathways for Indigenous students.