In 2004, the first group of John Monash Scholars was selected; since then the alumni has grown to include 110 Scholars and the John Monash Scholarship has become Australia's most prestigious postgraduate scholarship programme. The Foundation and Scholarships are proudly supported by the Australian Government, private sector organisations, universities and individuals.

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 abroad at the world's best universities, appropriate to their career paths. Successful applicants have outstanding academic records, demonstrated leadership skills, and have a vision for a better Australia.


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 at an overseas university commencing in 2016.

How to apply

For more information about the application process, the General Sir John Monash Foundation, and our Scholars please go to If you have questions about the application process and requirements please contact

Opening date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:00
Closing date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 17:00