Spotlight on: Monash University, Australia


Located in the heart of Melbourne, one of Australia’s most exciting metropolitan cities, Monash University is Australia’s second oldest university, one among its highly reputed Group of Eight universities, and consistently ranked among the top 1% worldwide according to Times Higher Education. Named after one of Australia’s leading historical figures, Sir John Monash, and embodying his spirit of love for learning, Monash University produces graduates in high demand worldwide.

Monash offers degree courses ranging from undergraduate and graduate to advanced research degrees. It is best known, and highly ranked, for its faculties of Pharmacology, Education and Training, Nursing, Social Sciences and Management, and Performing Arts.

Monash has a large and vibrant international student population, and holds close ties to India in particular – besides the establishment of an affiliated graduate research school in Mumbai, Monash is home to a number of Indian students. 

Key facts

1. Entry requirements

Monash offers several types of graduate degrees, each of which demands varying levels of minimum qualification. Postgraduate certificates of one semester and postgraduate diplomas of two semesters require a Bachelors degree in the same or related discipline. Masters by coursework degrees of two semesters require a 4 year undergraduate degree – however, if you have completed a three year degree, as is most often the case with students who graduate in India, you are still eligible to apply, with the programme extended to three semesters. Professional Masters requires work experience in addition to a Bachelors degree, while Masters by Research requires an Honours Bachelor degree, with major in the related discipline.   

English language requirements: While certain faculties may demand higher language requirements, in general, the requirements are as follows – the completion of a preparatory course in English at the Monash University English Language Centre (or equivalent), or achieving minimum scores in an English test, including IELTS Academic, TOEFL, PTE Academic or Cambridge English. In addition to these, individual programmes may have other specific requirements.

2. Costs and funding

Tuition fee at Monash varies as per the faculty in which you undertake your programme – it thus ranges between 32000-35000 AUD for Masters Degrees in Teaching, Nursing and the Humanities, to 45500-48000 AUD for diploma or Masters Programmes in Business. In addition to tuition, there are other fees that a student will have to pay, including the Compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover which amounts to about 600 USD for a 12 month period, enrolment and graduation fees. 

Scholarships: Monash offers 360 types of scholarships, some of which are available exclusively for international students – the Monash International Merit Scholarship is awarded to 31 students enrolled at Monash per year, at any level of degree study, valued at 10000 AUD per annum, up to 50000 AUD. In addition, there are several other scholarships that are discipline-specific.

3. Application timeline

While the application dates vary by faculty, they generally open in early August and end in November, for admission to semester one, commencing in March the following year. Mid-year applications are also available, with deadlines in mid-June, for admission to semester two commencing in July. International students however have the option to apply for a place throughout the year.

If you are looking to launch your career with a degree from Monash University, and want to know more, get in touch with the Hurray Overseas counselling team for assistance – reach out to us via email:, or phone: 8971357928,  for more details.

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