How to apply

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

VTAC Applications

Semester 1 entry, on-campus courses

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 courses 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.

You should apply directly to Monash if you are:

  • An International student (undergraduate or postgraduate), or
  • Applying for mid-year entry, or
  • Applying for off-campus study, or
  • Applying for postgraduate coursework

Apply directly to Monash for a course…

Mid-year entry

Mid-year entry is your opportunity to start your course in July. You don’t have to wait until next the year to start studying.

The Faculty of Arts welcomes applications from qualified applicants for entry at mid-year into our courses.

Selection is a competitive process and will be based on academic merit.

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…

An Arts degree takes you where you want to be

 Arts Undergraduate Courses