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To apply for a Monash course you need to have completed one of the following:

  • Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification)
  • two university units, taken at any Australian university
  • an advanced certificate (Certificate IV or above) or the first year of a diploma from a TAFE college.

Find out more about minimum entry requirements.

To navigate your way to a Monash degree, take the following steps:

  1. Research your course options and review your eligibility.
    • Browse course finder by area of interest to look at our range of degree courses.
  2. Come and talk to us.
  3. Apply to Monash or apply for the appropriate pathway course.

Monash Access Program (MAP)

MAP is an enabling course for mature age students.* If you are motivated to learn and want to study at university, but don't meet the standard admission requirements, MAP may provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain access.

It prepares you for successful academic study at university level. It will give you a solid foundation to progress into a range of bachelor's degrees at Monash University.

How does MAP work?

It's a part-time course delivered over two days per week. In 2014, your classes will be held from May to November. You will study at the Clayton campus, with full access to all facilities including the library resources and student services.

What will you study?

Four units that will help you to develop skills in university learning, academic writing and mathematics:

  • Learning in a university context – this unit will help you understand what you need for success at university and help you to become an independent learner
  • Mathematics for tertiary study – an introduction to key mathematical concepts to support you in your university studies
  • Academic writing – learn how to put your ideas into words, how to write successful essays, reports and other assessment pieces
  • Elective – you can choose a first year unit from the degree you are interested in studying

Benefits of MAP

  • the opportunity to experience study at Monash, even if you thought it was out of your reach
  • support to you to develop the necessary skills needed to successfully participate in university-level studies
  • the option to progress to a range of internationally-recognised Monash degrees, opening the door to career opportunities in Australia and around the world
  • an assisted pathway (no tuition fees) for eligible students.

How do I apply?

To be eligible to apply for MAP, you must:

  • be 21 years or older on 1 January of the year you enrol
  • have not studied at university before
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a humanitarian visa.

Applications are currently open for May 2014 commencement. You will need to apply directly to Monash using the Direct Application Form for Undergraduate Courses (pdf 103 kb). The course code the Monash Access Program is 4300. On the application form please disregard the fee information as there are no tuition fees for the course in 2014.

In addition to the application form, applicants must also complete an online supplementary information form. This form will need to be submitted in order for your application to be considered. Applications will close on Friday 21 March.

Applicants will be shortlisted and may be required to attend an interview in late March. Candidates will be notified of their application outcome in early April. Classes will commence on Monday 12 May.

Apply now (pdf 103 kb)

What does MAP cost?

MAP is offered on a subsidised basis in 2014 for eligible students. There are no tuition fees for the course however, you will need to pay for other items including books, stationary and travel. Priority will be given to students who have experienced financial or other disadvantage.

*Applicants need to be aged 21 years or older as at 1 January of the year they enrol.