Elite Student Performer Entry Scheme

If you're an elite athlete or performer, you may be eligible for Monash University’s Elite Student Performer Entry Scheme. 

Additional consideration for up to 10 ATAR points can be given for entry into Monash University undergraduate and graduate degrees to applicants who:

  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa 
  • are recognised as an elite athlete or performing artist by one of the Recognised Organisations (listed below)
  • meet the prerequisites (and any other published entry requirements) of the course
  • can demonstrate that they have undertaken elite training, competition and/or performances whilst preparing for entry to Monash University.
 

Definitions:

Elite athletes are defined as students who:

  • are competing at a national or international level in a Sport Australia endorsed sport
  • may be registered with a State institute or academy of sport
  • may be a member of a relevant national or state sporting association, eg. Cricket Australia, Diving Queensland, Victorian Football League (VFL).

Elite performers:

  • are defined as a student who participates in significant national or international performances, productions, installations, competitions or events. 
 

Recognised organisations:

  • ABC Concerts
  • Actors Equity Australia
  • Australian Athletes Alliance member organisations 
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • Australian Dance Council
  • Australian Dance Theatre
  • Australian eSports Association
  • Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMMPS) Members (currently Seven National Sports Organisations) and their members (Professional Sports Clubs) including their High Performance pathways programs.
  • Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Monash University partner organisations with recognised high performance programs
  • Musica Viva
  • National representative or league members from Australian Sports Commission supported Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth or International University Sports Federation sports including their approved High Performance Pathways programs.
  • Opera Australia
  • State Institutes or Academies of sport
  • State representatives or league members from Australian Sports Commission supported Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth or International University Sports Federation sports including approved High Performance Pathways programs.
  • The Symphony Australia Orchestras
  • Victorian Opera
 

Key dates:

  • Applications for 2021 entry have now closed.
  • Applications for 2022 entry will open in November 2021.
  • Key dates and exact details will be confirmed shortly, once 2022 VTAC details are confirmed.
 

Applications:

Applications for 2022 entry will open in November 2021. Please see below for steps on how to apply for the Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Entry Scheme, when open:

Step 1: Apply for courses with VTAC
First you need to choose your Monash University undergraduate degree preferences and apply with VTAC by the due date(s).

Step 2: Submit an online application to Monash
Once you've submitted your course application through VTAC, you can apply online for the Elite Student Performer Entry Scheme (link below).
You will need to provide a verification letter from one of the Recognised Organisations (as listed above).
You will receive an email receipt for your application.
 
Step 3: Be assessed
Elite athletes who are currently in Year 12 and will complete their VCE or equivalent qualification in 2021, and meet the course prerequisites will be considered for an additional 10 ATAR points.
 
Step 4: Wait for offers
If your application is successful, you will receive a conditional offer for the upcoming 2022 Semester 1 intake. The offer will include instructions on how to accept. 
  
Step 5: If successful - ongoing ESPS support and obligations
Successful applicants will be contacted with information on how to be fast-tracked into the Monash University Elite Student Performer Scheme.
On an annual basis Students must maintain their performance discipline level, meet academic requirements, represent the University when available, act as an ambassador for the university and adhere to all University policies and procedures. Failure to do so may put your status in the Scheme at jeopardy.

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about the scheme or have any questions, contact us via email at teammonash-talentsupport@monash.edu

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