How to Apply
The application process for admission depends on the country of origin of the applicant. The application process demarcates among international, domestic, indigenous and research applicants.
Any Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident in Australia or has a permanent Australian humanitarian visa is considered as Domestic applicants.
Applying via VTAC (for semester one entries) :
- The application process begins early August and ends late September. After this deadline, the fees rise for the subsequent late applications and very late applications.
- The applicant can go directly to the VTAC website and create an account. After creating an account, the applicant will provide a VTAC ID and PIN for logging in later.
- After logging in, the applicant has to open the course application to fill in the details. The educational history of the applicant is required to be filled in. The secondary studies details are asked in the first section. The second section asks about the post-secondary studies details from the applicant. Details of admission tests has to be filled in as well.
- After confirming the educational history details, the applicant must choose their course preferences. Up to eight courses can be chosen using the drop down menus. Students have to fill in details like course codes, codes for course fees, codes for full time or part time options, codes of multiple qualifications and so on.
- Applicants will be provided with an option to elect a nominee who will access their account in their absence.
- Applicants will be further asked statistical questions regarding their parent’s educational qualifications, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, physical impairments and so on. Some answers might be used for a SEAS application.
- The applicants are encouraged to review the application before submitting to ensure no mistakes. The fees are to be paid before the deadline dates or the applications are disqualified.
- Changes to the application can be made via the user account.
Applying via MONASH (for mid-year entries):
- The application process ends by mid-June each year.
- The applicant has to create an account on the website, log in and fill in the details as and when required.
International applicant can either use the MONASH website to apply for semester one or Mid-Sem entries or they can use the VCAT website for their semester one entry (VCAT is only applicable for international students pursuing an Australian year 12 in Australia or overseas, International Baccalaureate in Australia or NZ or NCEA in NZ). The process for the same has been described above.
Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders are considered as indigenous applicants who are provided with admission to the university with lower ATAR. Indigenous applicants can either use VTAC for most courses or via the MIAP (Monash Indigenous Access Program) and INAP (Indigenous Non-Award Program) website. The procedure to apply with VTAC are discussed in the section above. The MIAP and INAP website allows the applicant to download the application form. The fully filled application form has to be either sent by mail or by post to the university.
Research applicants :
Research applicants must need an official invitation before applying for a research degree. The invitation can be provided by a supervisor and/or after the completion of an expression of interest by the applicant. Each department has its own due procedure for procuring an invitation.
List of Documents required:
- Secondary school results certificate
- Official transcripts
- IELTS/TOEFL test results (applicable for applicants who didn’t complete their high school in Australia)
- References from previous institutions
- Copy of passport
- Verified translations of documents (if the language is other than English)
- Secondary school results certificate
- IELTS/TOEFL or other English language requirement test results
- Official transcripts
- References from previous institutions
- Transcripts of previous courses
- English language competency test results
- Draft of research proposal
- Thesis applicants have to submit writing sample while studio applicants have to submit portfolio
Some applicants may be asked to submit the following documents as well:
- Overseas documentations like results and qualifications
- A personal statement for VTAC
- Documentation supporting claim of scholarships
- Documentation supporting change of name, address or citizenship.
- Documentation supporting SEAS consideration.
- Documentation supporting GET courses: an undergraduate degree and English language proficiency test results.
- Supplementary information form (for indigenous applicants)
Life at Monash University
Student life at Monash University is vibrant and joyful. A variety of services, clubs, societies, sports teams and much more awaits any student dreaming of a college education worth the trouble.
- For students who are guardians- the university provides child care services which include separate rooms for feeding, dressing and resting. Parenting rooms are available in Clayton, Caulfield, Parksville, Notting hill, Mulgrave, Bairnsdale regional health centre, Peninsula and the Alfred Centre. Since the demand is high, the university has a waitlist for the parents applied.
- The university also provides health services, financial aid, career options and much more to its students.
- Study skills resources for students to brush up their knowledge in a wide range of subjects.
- Sport activities at Monash entail Aquatics, yoga classes, social sports like basketball, indoor soccer, badminton and more. The university is keen on ensuring an overall development of each of its students.
- The student association plays an important role in the lives of all students. The three campuses in Australia, Malaysia and South Africa have associations like MSA, MAPS, MONSU, MPSU, ISS, SRS, MUPA, MUSA and so on. These associations help raise the voices and concerns of the students making the university a safe and comfortable place to be.
- The various clubs and societies provide the students with plenty of scope for extracurricular activities which showcase their talents and passions. The clubs are categorized into academic, cultural, special interest and spiritual clubs. Each club has its own target audience.
The three campuses all over the world ensure plenty of international students each term. What attracts students to the main campus at Melbourne is the scenic beauty of the city with the wide range of opportunities provided by the university. The student crowd is diverse and inclusive. The campuses offer English courses for students with English language difficulties. There are the following English programs- Monash English, Monash English Bridging, Introductory Academic Program and English Connect. The Services and Support finder helps the international students. A variety of videos, podcasts and more help the students gain insight into accommodation, grammar, writing and more.
On campus residence:
- Clayton accommodation- Clayton campus provides two types of residence options: Clayton Residential Village and Clayton Urban Community. The residential village has six halls of residence, Deakin, Roberts, Farrer, Richardson, Howlitt and Normandy Halls along with South East Flats.
- The Halls have a weekly cost of $246.40 for standard rooms.
- The standard rooms with wash basins in the Normandy House cost $251.65 per week.
- South east flats have the rates $235.20 and $249.90 for its standard rooms.
The Clayton Urban Community has six halls of its own as well. The Briggs, Turner, Campbell, Logan, Holman and Jackomos Halls offer accommodations @ $294.00 per week.
- Peninsula accommodation- peninsula campus offers accommodations in the form of Peninsula Residence Village ($235.20-$296.80 weekly) and Peninsula Studio Apartments ($294.00 per week).
Off campus accommodations:
- Mannix college-a residential college in association with Monash University to provide off campus residence to the university students. Students can apply for this accommodation through the college website.
- Homestay- this option allows students to reside with an Australian family and enjoy a safe supportive environment. The homes are usually one hour away from the Melbourne campus. The average cost of accommodation is $378 per week plus $350 as placement fee.
- Students can apply by submitting an application form with contact details, emergency contact details. Then the students must may their fees and lastly the student must submit the arrival details to the college by email.
- City campuses- apartment style living preferred by most students has all necessary facilities and many options-
- Urbanest Melbourne Central- 10 minutes walk to the Melbourne campus with a weekly rent of $335-$419 per person.
- Urbanest Swanston St.- 10 minutes walk to the Melbourne campus with a weekly rent of $339-$429 per person.
- Journal student living- 15 minutes walk to the Melbourne campus or 5 minutes walk to Melbourne Central train station with a weekly rent of $329-$469 per person.
- Scape Student Accommodation- 5 minutes walk to Melbourne station for Caulfield campus with a weekly rent of $439-$559 per person.
- Albert house- 15 minutes walk to the Melbourne campus.
Key attractions :
- For art enthusiasts- Melbourne houses the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Melbourne International comedy festival each year. The federation square is a must-visit as events are held there regularly.
- For casual lounging- various cafes and restaurants have opened all around the city. All these places are youth hubs and provide wonderful service every time.
- Eureka Tower- the tower, built as a tribute the Eureka rebellion of Australia, is the highest tower in the city.
- Melbourne Aquarium is a great place to be with its wide glasses giving the glimpse of the sea world. The Sea life Melbourne Aquarium attracts a huge crowd for a reason- and the reason is certainly worth it with over 2000 different creatures.
- The campus at Malaysia is flooded by attractions near it- the Petronas Twin Towers, Sepang International Circuit and the Central Market being only three of the many.