How to Apply

The application process for an Arts undergraduate degree depends on the course, semester of entry and whether you are applying to study on or off-campus.

VTAC Applications

Semester 1 entry, on-campus degrees

Most 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.

See the VTAC website for more information.


Audition information for Performing Arts or Music

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

For information see Music or Performing Arts.

If you are applying for the Bachelor of Performing Arts and Bachelor of Music double degree, you must complete both auditions.

Direct entry

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


Apply for an off-campus course


Mid-year entry

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

Apply 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.

Click here to find out more.

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.

Click here to find out more. 


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.

See Monash Scholarships to find out more.

Further information