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John Monash Scholarships

John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, annually providing scholarships to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with post graduate study at the world’s best universities.

John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia’s finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with post graduate study at the world’s best universities. Successful applicants have demonstrated excellence in their field, leadership potential, and a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia. The John Monash Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, academic field of study or choice of overseas university.

The privilege of education carries great responsibilities – it is given not for individual benefit alone, but to befit persons for the higher duties of citizenship and for roles of leadership in all fields to make Australia great.General Sir John Monash (1920)

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.

Scholarship value

Between 15 and 20 postgraduate Scholarships are available, depending on the quality of the candidates, each valued at AUD $70,000 per year for a maximum of three years (up to AUD $210,000 ). For the applicants who receive a John Monash Scholarship, the benefits are immediate and enduring. John Monash Scholars achieve national and local recognition through the publicity offered to the Scholarships, and the Foundation and the John Monash Scholars form a professional network which continues to provide support for Scholars throughout their career. If you have a record of achievement and the desire to play a leadership role for Australia contact us to discuss an application; the Foundation will be delighted to hear from you.

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

Business Administration

Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.

Business Information Technology

The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.

Cartography

Cartography is an Erasmus Mundus Master of Science programme of four universities in München, Wien, Dresden and Enschede. It focusses on a broad education in cartography and geoinformatics.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

This one-year, English-taught Master’s degree will make become a highly valued communication specialist, equipped to help people and organizations navigate technological advances and societal shifts.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Educational Science & Technology

This one-year English-taught MSc programme combines the science of learning with the role of 21st-century technology, equipping you to help people of all ages and stages of life learn successfully.

Electrical Engineering

This master's challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This master’s focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Geographic Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modeling and Natural Resource Management (iGEON) (online course)

A high quality Master’s through e-learning with focus on Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation for environmental modeling and natural resource management.

Geographical Information Management and Applications

This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

Geographical Information Management and Applications – Parttime

This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

Health Sciences

The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Take the Master’s in IDE and discover the full potential of the interaction between design and engineering.

Industrial Engineering & Management

This 2-year, English-taught Master’s – with tracks in Finance, Healthcare and Production/Logistics – will equip you to design, manage and optimize processes in complex, globally active organizations.

Interaction Technology

Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

Nanotechnology

The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

Psychology

What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Science Education and Communication

During this two-year, Dutch-taught Master’s programme you learn to creatively use your passion for mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science or design to help students, schools and society.

Social Sciences and Humanities Education

On completing this one or two-year Master’s programme you will be a humanities and social sciences teacher or a well-rounded educational manager with a firm grasp of technology’s impact on society.

Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.

Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.

Systems & Control

This two-year master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

Technical Medicine

We educate a new kind of technical-medical professional who improves patient safety, diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care.

Water Technology

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Australia

Application deadline

  • 30 July 2020

Application requirements

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

  1. Be an Australian Citizen;
  2. Have completed or be about to complete an degree from an Australian University, and
  3. Be planning to undertake postgraduate study 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 applying.

In awarding John Monash Scholarships, factors considered include:

  • Excellence in the candidate’s field of expertise – Usually a university degree obtained with outstanding results, but can also be demonstrated through prizes, awards, publications, performance, exhibitions and professional endeavours;
  • Leadership – Candidates should demonstrate leadership experience or potential in the field of study, professional environment and/or the community.
  • Research project or study program – Specific, well-developed case for support for the candidate’s study at the best overseas university in their field. It is not necessary to have been accepted at the institution at the time of applying for the scholarship;
  • Proposed career pathway– Candidates must present a credible pathway, addressing an issue the applicant is passionate about, and which will be of benefit to Australia; and
  • 3 references: outlining the applicants abilities and endorsing the proposed course of study. The may be any combination of academic, personal and professional.

Application process

Applications for the 2021 John Monash Scholarships will open in May 2020 and will close 11.59pm AEST on July 31st 2020. Applications for the 2020 John Monash Scholarships are already closed! The Scholarships are granted for the commencement of a study programme in the calendar year following the year of application and selection.

Selection Calendar for the 2020 Scholarships:

May 1 – July 14

Applications accepted for the 2020 John Monash Scholarships.

Late Julyt

Short listing: expert panels will   review applications and recommend for interview by the State and Territory Selection Panels.

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September 26-27

South Australia Interview Panel

Skype Interview Panel for overseas/remote candidates

Victoria Interview Panel

Skype Inverterview Panel for oversears/remote candidates

Victoria Interview Panel

Tasmania Interview Panel

Queensland Interview Panel

Autralian Capital Territory Interview Panel

Western Australia Interview Panel

New South Wales Interview Panel

New South Wales Interview Panel

The Melbourne National Selection panels

The Sydney National Selection panels

These panels make recommendations to the Board which wll make the final selection of Scholars for 2020.

The selected 2020 John Monash Scholars are informed by the Foundation in October, and are publicly announced at a ceremony (date to be confirmed).

How to apply

John Monash Scholarship Programme
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