Elite Student Athlete and Performer Entry Scheme

Monash is committed to helping students combine academic success with sporting or performing arts success. We know that for an elite athlete or performer, your ATAR might not accurately reflect your ability and we acknowledge the commitment and time it takes to be at the elite level and how this can affect your studies.

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


Eligibility:

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.


Applications:

Applications for the Entry Scheme in 2024 closed on Friday October 20. 

Late applications cannot be accepted.

Applications for the Support Program for currently enrolled Monash students (different to the Entry Scheme) remain open all year round, please visit this page for more details.


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 students who:

  • participate 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


Notifications:

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    Support available:

    Support is available to assist student athletes and performers to balance their studies with being an elite athlete or performer.

    To find out more about the support available, visit this webpage


    Contact Us:

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

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