Wait over for class of 2020 as first round offers made

Monash University has today sent 9,458 first round undergraduate offers to students in 165 courses across its four Victorian campuses.

The most offers were sent to students for the Bachelor of Science (721 offers), followed by the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (480 offers) and the Bachelor of Arts (301 offers).

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) data showed Monash University received more VTAC Undergraduate Commonwealth supported place first preferences than any other Victorian University.

Professor Susan Elliott AM, Monash University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education), congratulated all students receiving an offer to study at Monash.

“The 2020 Year 12 cohort has had one of the toughest learning experiences in recent times, and we applaud all students for their resilience, tenacity and bravery to continue their studies,” Professor Elliott said.

“We congratulate them on their results regardless of the outcome. These students deserve to have every opportunity to realise their potential through tertiary education.”

For those that still performed strongly but their ATAR results weren’t quite as they hoped, Professor Elliott said there is still a second round of offers early February and time between the offer rounds to change your preferences. Monash also offers options and pathways to help students get where they want to go.

“Monash recognises performance and potential, no matter where it comes from,” Professor Elliott said.

“Our course offerings are among the most flexible and diverse in Australia, including the broadest array of double degrees. We offer a range of courses, entry schemes, scholarships and pathway programs to ensure people from any background or personal circumstances can access a world-class education at Monash.”

More than 2500 students are expected to be offered scholarships to attend Monash this year.

Late last year it was announced that Monash would receive more than $14 million in funding by the Federal Government to offer additional study places for more than 1,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in 2021.

This affords greater opportunity to a number of students to study their chosen degree at a university like Monash, which is in the top 100 globally, and opens the doors to many others without compromising on the University’s rigorous entry standards.

“Since its inception, Monash has strongly supported an educational experience that is inclusive and accessible to all. The introduction of short-course, undergraduate programs, as well as new places across our exceptional graduate certificate degrees, means more students now have the chance to upskill, build knowledge and help drive Australia’s economy in the future,” Professor Elliott said.

For more information on next steps, please visit Monash’s Change of Preference website.

The next round of offers will go out in February 2021.