Monash University is committed to helping its students combine academic success with sporting or performing arts success through our Elite Student Performer Scheme.
We provide a range of support services and benefits to students who are competing or performing at an elite level in their sport or discipline (ie at the National or International level).
This support will help student members to balance their commitments to both their studies and their sport/discipline and manage any conflicts that may arise.
To be eligible for the Scheme, you must be:
Please note, a limited number of sport specific state leagues do also qualify.
If you are not registered with one of the above organisations, but compete in a sport at a national or international competition level, please submit an application for consideration to the universityand it will be assessed.
If you are not participating in one of the above disciplines, but perform at a national or international level, please submit an application for consideration to the university and it will be assessed.
Student members of this Scheme are required to meet University requirements for enrolment, assessment and course completion, however, a degree of flexibility can be provided to assist them to meet these requirements.
There are staff members within each faculty of the University who are aware of the Scheme and able to support members through their course to manage both their sport/discipline and study commitments.
These staff members can provide course planning advice, consider special consideration applications and answer student queries about academic matters.
Student members are encouraged to seek out assistance or support in a timely manner.
Fitness Centre Access
Scheme members are able to apply for a gym membership which provides access to on-campus Monash University sporting facilities, where available.
*Please note that not all campuses have on-campus sporting facilities and this benefit is only eligible to qualifying students based upon your application.
A limited number of the following two types of grants are available each year. Scheme members are able to apply for these grants but not all applications will be successful. Please enquire direct with Team Monash via the contact details below on how to apply.
Applications for both grants open in March with a limited number of these grants available each year, and are dependant on funding.
Applications are assessed by a Committee with outcomes communicated via email. Please email us via the address below to find out more.
Members will have access to a number of mentoring opportunities throughout their time at Monash, depending on their faculty and year level. From peer-to-peer programs to student-graduate programs, you will have the opportunity to learn from those who have gone before you and build your networks and skills base.
Networking and Personal Development Opportunities
Members of the Scheme will have access to invaluable networking and personal development opportunities with other students in the Scheme and key contacts within the University.
Information and Resources
Members will also have access to valuable information and resources to assist them and provide further support and guidance.
The University is a member of the national Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) agreement developed in partnership with the Australian Sports Commission in 2004.
The EAFU program supports Australia’s elite athletes to achieve academic excellence while also pursuing a sporting career.
At Monash University, we have extended this support to students who are also elite in a performing arts discipline.
Since 2004, the program has shown that student participants were more successful in:
In November 2020, Monash University introduced a new scheme for elite athletes and performers for 2021 entry. Students who qualify under the scheme will receive an adjustment factor of 10 ATAR points. To be eligible, the student must have been performing at an elite level concurrently with their schooling and meet the range of requirements to be considered including:
are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
are a recognised elite athlete or performing artist by one of the Recognised Organisations
can demonstrate that they have undertaken elite training, competition and/or performances whilst preparing for entry to Monash University.
Success in the scheme does not guarantee entry into a Monash course. Students must meet the prerequisite and any additional requirements of the course they are applying for to gain entry.
For further information visit the Elite Student Performer Entry Scheme WEBSITE which includes a link to the application form.
If you would like to know more about this program or have any questions, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saying goodbye is never easy, but in this case we know that we won't become strangers.
Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme student, Jess Au, has incredibly managed to achieve both her dreams.