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2023 - John Monash Scholarships

Status: Closed

Applications open: 1/05/2022
Applications close: 14/07/2022

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About this scholarship

The John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia’s finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Each year the Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Australian graduates to enable them to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree at the world’s best universities. Successful applicants have shown excellence in their field, demonstrated leadership skills, and have a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia.

In times of crisis and uncertainty we need strong leadership and innovation more than ever. That's why the John Monash Foundation continues to support and provide opportunities to develop our future leaders for Australia. Visit the John Monash Foundation website for their latest updates regarding 2023 Scholarship and timelines.

Register for upcoming webinars:

Monday, 30 May 2022 - Click register here.

Monday, 20 June 2022 - 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

The John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia’s finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Each year the Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Australian graduates to enable them to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree at the world’s best universities. Successful applicants have shown excellence in their field, demonstrated leadership skills, and have a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia.

Each year, up to twenty Scholarships will be made available. Each scholarship is valued at AUD $70,000 per year for a maximum of three years (up to AUD $210,000).

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.

To be eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate degree from an Australian University, and;
  • Be planning to undertake postgraduate study (Master or PhD) at an overseas university commencing in the calendar year following the year of application and selection. It is not necessary to have already been accepted to the institution at the time of application.
  • Be able to argue the merits of your chosen course, institution and how they are best positioned to drive progress in the chosen field of study.

The Scholarships support any postgraduate degree however the applicant must be able to argue the merits of the chosen course and institution. The Foundation encourages applicants to look beyond the ‘big name’ Universities and explore where dynamic, innovative work is being done in their field. You should select an institution and degree based on it being the best place in the world for your desired impact. 

Note:

  • The John Monash Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, or academic field of study.

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, candidates 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 your 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.
  • Three references are required with your application. Refer to the FAQ for more details

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 2022 and close the 14th of July 2022 (11.59pm AEST). 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Enrolment Requirements

Please refer to www.johnmonash.com 

Enquiries

For more information, please visit www.johnmonash.com

 

Further Information

Selection Calendar for the 2023 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 scholarships@curtin.edu.au. 

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