How to Apply

The application process for an Arts undergraduate degree depends on the course and semester of entry.

VTAC Applications

Semester 1 entry, on-campus degrees

Applications for semester 1 entry are through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). This includes VCE students and students applying by entry pathways such as Monash College, or transfers from another university.

VTAC acts as a central agency, coordinating the selection process for tertiary institutions. This means that you submit one application for all the university courses that you’d like to do, and VTAC distributes your information to the relevant course selection officers.

Go to the VTAC website for more information…

Auditions for music students

In addition to applying through VTAC, applicants for all Music degrees must sit an audition.

Find out more about Music auditions…

Direct entry

This is where you apply directly to Monash University for admission to a course.

Mid-year entry

For courses that permit mid-year entry, applications must be made directly to the Faculty of Arts.

Apply directly to Monash for a course…

Credit for previous study

In some cases, credit may be awarded for appropriate study at university or TAFE.

Each year, about 25% of our new undergraduate students are eligible for credit for previous study to be awarded towards their Monash Arts degree.

Find out more about credit for previous study…

Course transfers

Generally, you need to achieve a credit (60%) average to transfer into an Arts single degree, or a distinction (70%) average to transfer into a double degree.

Find out more about course transfers…


Monash University offers over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000, with benefits like:

  • payments for study and living costs
  • course fee subsidies
  • accommodation and travel allowances
  • leadership, mentoring and healthy lifestyle programs

Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course.

Find out more about Monash scholarships…

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