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  • Locations: Sunway, Malaysia
  • Program Terms: Sem 1 & Sem 2, Sem 2 & Sem 1, Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Restrictions: Monash applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

Semester Exchange applicants: For more information and to apply, scroll down to the Program Description and click the 'Ready to apply?' button.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles.

Fact Sheet:
Course Level: Honours, Postgraduate, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 Awarded Credit Points: 18, 24, 36, 42, 48
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GIP - Global Intercampus Program
Program Duration: 1 semester Academic Level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Area(s) of Study: Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering, Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science Host Institution: Monash University Malaysia
Funding Available: Monash Abroad Travel Grant
Program Description:


KL - City CentreAbout Monash Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia (MUM) is situated in Sunway City, 20 kilometres from the bustling city centre of Kuala Lumpur. The campus lets you live and study in a South-East Asia setting, deepening your academic perspective and expand your professional outlook.
Coming from Monash Australia, you are in an ideal position to incorporate one or two semesters of intercampus exchange at Monash Malaysia into your degree. All classes are taught in English, with available units published in the Monash University handbook. The campus is vibrant, including great local food outlets and recreational facilities, and is a short walk away from bustling local traders, eateries and malls.

During the breaks there are beautiful natural attractions nearby, such as beaches, islands and rainforests to discover. It’s an accessible and affordable gateway to South-East Asia that will let you appreciate the different facets, cultures and religions that make up the Malaysian identity - a learning curve in its own right.

Did you know...
Malaysia is where the old and the new harmoniously co-exist; bustling city streets are lined with skyscrapers and buildings preserved from colonial times. From shopping malls and theme parks to caves and rainforests, Malaysia is a testimony of distinctiveness in diversity.




Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at your home campus and subject to available places at the host campus. 

The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at Monash University Malaysia.
  • Accountancy
  • Applied economics
  • Applied microbiology
  • Banking and financial management
  • Biotechnology
  • Business analytics
  • Business law and taxation
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Econometrics and business statistics
  • Gender studies
  • Genetics
  • Global studies
  • International business management
  • Management
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Psychology (Arts)
  • Psychology (Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • Psychology (Science)
  • Strategic marketing
  • Tropical environmental biology
  • Writing

Academic Requirements

You must do a full time load (18-24 credit points) of on-campus units only.

Full-time load equivalents

For a semester at Monash University Malaysia (MUM), the full-time load equivalent is:
  • Minimum of 18 credit points
  • Maximum of 24 credit points
For a year at Monash University Malaysia (MUM), the full-time load equivalent is:
  • Minimum of 36 credit points
  • Maximum of 48 credit points

Grade requirement

To be eligible to apply, students must of good academic standing. This is defined as follows:
  • Be currently and actively enrolled in a Monash degree;
  • Not be subject to academic misconduct or any undischarged academic misconduct;
  • Not be subject to 'Unsatisfactory Academic Progress' or if you have completed less than 2 semesters at Monash, have not failed 50% or more of your enrolments at Monash (at the time of application for the program)

Academic conditions

  • Undergraduate students, need to have completed a minimum of 18 credit points at the time of application.
  • Postgraduate students (coursework only) need to have completed the minimum credit points as specified by the faculty at the time of application but must have completed a minimum of 18 credit points by the time of program commencement.
  • Bachelor of Engineering students (single or double degree) must have completed 48 credit points of Engineering units at the time of application.
  • Bachelor of Law double degree students must have completed 36 credit points by time of program commencement.
  • Some faculties may not permit you to undertake overseas study in the final semester of your course. Check with your faculty before completing this application.

Visa Restrictions
  • Due to immigration limitations in Malaysia, you are unable to extend your intercampus exchange from one semester to two. If you are considering a two-semester exchange, please indicate this at time of application. You can then subsequently withdraw and return to Australia after one semester if you wish.


Unit Catalogue

Monash MalaysiaYou are required to prepare, and have approved by your faculty, a study plan detailing the units you intend to take while studying at Monash Malaysia. The study plan template, together with instructions for selecting units, can be downloaded here.

Use the Monash online course handbook and search by ‘location’ to see what units are available to study at Monash Malaysia during the semester/s you are applying for.
When creating your study plan, you should remember the following:
  • Ensure the units are offered at the campus you want to go to and are available in the semester you plan to go.
  • It's often easier to get faculty approval if you study elective units at another campus.
  • Be aware of any unit prerequisites or limitations detailed in the handbook, and make sure you meet these before selecting the unit.
  • Select two or three spare units in case your faculty does not approve all your choices, or there are timetable clashes or cancelled units after you arrive at your host campus.

Useful information

Application Advice

Academic Calendar

  • Monash University Malaysia Semesters 1 & 2 have the same semester dates as Monash University Australia.
  • For details, refer to the Monash University calendar.

Monash Abroad Malaysia


  • On-campus accommodation is guaranteed for all Monash University Australia intercampus exchange students.

Student pass (visa)

Smart Traveller - Malaysia

Travel Insurance

  • Complimentary Monash travel insurance: If you are an actively enrolled Monash student you are automatically covered for up to 365 days when travelling on Monash approved activities. You are also covered for 60 days personal travel before and after the Monash approved activity (within the 365 day coverage period). Details about the policy and coverage can be found on the Insurance Services website for Travel Insurance for Monash Abroad students.



Costs and Funding


  • You continue to pay your usual Monash University Australia course fees while studying at Monash University Malaysia.
Cost of living

Monash Australia Funding

  • Monash Abroad Australia offers the following funds:
    • Monash Abroad grant valued at $2,500
    • Free comprehensive travel insurance
    • Free airport pick-up
    • 2019 Monash Malaysia Package (Australian citizens and permanent residents only)
      • Free on-campus accommodation
      • Free Student Pass (Visa)
      • Free Intercultural Enrichment Program (ICEP)
You do not need to apply for the Monash Abroad grant or the Monash Malaysia package - you'll be automatically assessed based on your Monash Abroad application.
  You will need to apply for the Travel and Placement scholarships.

External scholarship funding

You do not need to apply for the MACC scholarship - you'll be notified of the outcome by Monash Abroad Malaysia.

Australian Government Funding

  • OS-HELP loans are available to Australian citizens and permanent residents. OS-HELP loan application forms will be available online from the 27th of August 2018. Please refer to the Monash Abroad website for instructions on how to access and complete the OS-HELP Loan application form from that date. Paper application forms are being phased out.

Student Experience

Miranda CowleyMalaysia-Testimonial-Pic2
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science (Geosciences)
Semester 2, 2016

Contact email: Student Experience Coordinator,

Study experience
In Malaysia you get the opportunity to learn within small class sizes, in lecture theatres which are under the ground! The tutorial classes are far smaller, often with the actual lecturer, meaning you get the consistency of information which is sometimes impossible in larger classes.

Asia is a completely different world. The fusion of Indian, Chinese and Malaysian cultures leads to an eclectic experience during your stay. It is an eye opening experience, which humbles your perception of how great life in Melbourne really is. As a part of the developing world, your experience is vastly different to that in a first world countries, which can really change your view of the world.

Benefits of going on exchange
Students in Malaysia have a different outlook on education than most in Australia. Being a part of a cohort who is overly eager to do their best had a great effect on my own personal academic results, and makes you appreciate your opportunities as a privileged Citizen of Australia.

Career benefits
Going to an Asian country which is vastly different to the Western world gives you an opportunity to develop your team work and communication skills significantly. These are two major skills which employers are looking for, therefore they can be a great talking point in resumes, interviews and the like.

Money and budgeting
Keep your exchange in perspective - would you rather eat out in Australia or eat 10 meals in Malaysia? Definitely the latter... so eat at home in Australia and out in Malaysia!! Also keeping an Excel spreadsheet of your expenses and any money in can be a helpful tool to let yourself know how much spendable money you have.

Top Tips
  • Get involved with the Monash University Student Association (MUSA) which run events around campus, as well as the clubs on campus so you have the opportunity to meet local students.
  • Eat as much roti canai and teh tarik as you can -- you'll miss it when you get back to Aus!
  • Take advantage of the mix of South East Asia countries around you - there is no cheaper way to see the region than while you're on exchange!