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News from Monash University

  • What happens if something occurs after the VTAC SEAS deadline?

In the case of a student experiencing educational disadvantage since the SEAS closing date which was in October, Year 12 students may apply for SEAS directly with Monash by completing the Monash University Special Entry and Access Scheme form. Students must provide their VTAC ID with their evidence, and send certified copies of all relevant documents to support their claim of disadvantage along with the form – Monash University Special Entry and Access Scheme


  • Important Information for International Students

International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 who are unable to meet the minimum 30 in EAL requirement are able to sit another English proficiency test.

Depending on which Australian Year 12 qualification the student has undertaken, the English proficiency test must be sat on or after the following dates for it to be considered. The recommended English proficiency tests are –


Pearsons Test of English (Academic)* Overall score of 58 with no Communicative Skills lower than 50
Academic IELTS Overall band score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
Internet Based TOEFL Total score of 79 with 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking
Paper Based TOEFL Total score of 550 with 4.5 in Test of Written English
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.


*If a student wishes to commence study in semester 1 2016, they should consider the Pearson’s Test of English (Academic) as it allows for the quickest return of results (5-7 business days) – Pearson Test


**Note: Some Monash undergraduate courses have higher English language requirements, therefore the EAL      score and English proficiency test entry requirements may be higher.


  • The new Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Global Studies

This exciting new double degree is for students who aspire to be leaders in social change and gain the necessary skills to practice as a lawyer in Australia. Students will have unique expertise by combining their law studies with an enhanced knowledge of the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world such as peace and conflict, the rich-poor gap, and crime and justice.



Students will acquire a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system. The course will challenge them to develop career-ready skills in legal research, analysis and persuasive written and oral communication. In the elective component of the degree students can choose from a large number of specialist law units, to study overseas and to undertake work-based learning.



Global Studies

Students choose from three specialisations:

■■ International studies

■■ International relations

■■ Global cultural literacies (including a language major)


Students will gain a rich understanding of the interplay between local, regional and global forces. Underpinning this is a focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills to real life scenarios, which could take the form of an internship or a research project.

Graduates of this double degree will be prepared for a range of diverse careers including opportunities in both the public and private sectors. For further information, visit Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Global Studies