2025 - John Monash Scholarships

Updated: about 22 hours ago

Status: Open

Applications open: 1/05/2024
Applications close: 1/07/2024

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About this scholarship

Disclaimer Information - This scholarship is offered and administered by external organisation, the John Monash Foundation. The information and timeline may be updated in accordance with their updates / advice. The relevant information / documentation will be updated once 2025 information is confirmed by the John Monash Foundation.

The John Monash Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with postgraduate study at the world’s best universities. The Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, academic field of study or choice of university, with successful applicants having demonstrated excellence in their field, leadership potential and a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia. The John Monash Scholarships are proudly supported by the Australian Government, private sector organisations, universities and individuals.

Register for upcoming webinars:

  • Scholarship Overview - Thursday, 9 May 2024 @3.30pm - 4.30pm AWST (5.30-6.30pm AEST) - Click register here.
  • Applying for the scholarship - Thursday, 4 June 2024 @3.30pm - 4.30pm AWST (5.30-6.30pm AEST - Click register here.

Please note the time above is AEST and be aware of time difference between the Eastern states and WA.

  • Current Students
  • Future Students

  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Staff/Post-doctoral

  • Curtin students wanting to study overseas

  • Australian Citizen

  • Merit Based

A stipend of AU$75,000 per year for each year of study (up to a maximum of 3 years)

The following world class universities offer partial or full fee waivers to John Monash Scholars, for certain degree types: King’s College London (UK), Cranfield University (UK), IE University Madrid (Spain) and The University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

Scholarship Details

Your field of study is unlimited. For example, John Monash Scholars have included those studying, Clinical Medicine and Medical Research, Civil Law, Climate Change, Economic History, Engineering, Environmental Protection, Fine Arts, Genomics, Geophysics, Indigenous Affairs, Mathematics, Population Health, Public Policy, Statistics, Sustainability, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Veterinary Science to name only some of the fields of study.
If you can clearly articulate how your study, your plan and your potential leadership in your field will be of direct benefit to Australia and the world, you should apply.

Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Have completed (or nearly completed) a degree with an Australian university
  • Be planning to undertake postgraduate study overseas commencing in the calendar year following the year of application (it is not necessary to have already been accepted to the institution at the time of applying)

Applicants who have been successful in securing a Rhodes, Fulbright or Ramsay scholarship are not eligible for a John Monash Scholarship.


Selection criteria

In awarding John Monash Scholarships, factors considered include:

  • Excellence - 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 - applicants 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 applicant’s 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.

3 references are required. Referees should be senior people who can speak to the applicant’s leadership capabilities, whether they be academic, professional or personal.

Application process

Apply online

Go online to www.johnmonash.com and complete your initial written application.

Successful candidates will proceed through a three-tier selection panel process: First Review, State Selection Panel and National Selection Panel. If recommended you may be approved by the Board and offered a scholarship.

Applications open 1 May 2024 and close the 1st of July 2024 (5.00pm AEST). 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are series of webinar delivered by the John Monash Foundation. 

Enrolment Requirements

Please refer to www.johnmonash.com 


For more information, please visit www.johnmonash.com

Email [email protected]  

Further Information

Selection Calendar for the 2025 Scholarships are available here.

Meet our scholar

Curtin Law School Student named 2020 John Monash Scholar -  Curtin media page

Aboriginal lawyer takes trailblazing quest to Oxford - Curtin media page

SBS Language | Aboriginal lawyer takes trailblazing quest to Oxford University

Additional resources:

If you are a Curtin student based in WA, you can access resources and coaching services available through the PRISM Alliance. The Vice Chancellors of the five West Australian universities have formed the PRISM Alliance to support the WA's brightest and best students with a vision in pursuing prestigious international scholarships, such as the John Monash Foundation Scholarship. 

For more information on the PRISM Alliance, click here.

For more assistance from Curtin Scholarships Office, please email [email protected]

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