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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Restrictions: Monash applicants only
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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 Awarded Credit Points: 18, 24
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GIP - Global Intercampus Program
Program Duration: 1 semester Academic Level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Area(s) of Study: Arts, Arts, Design and Architecture, Business and Economics, Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science Minimum WAM: 60% (Engineering students 70%)
Host Institution: Monash University Australia
Program Description:


New  Horizons buildingAbout Monash Australia

Coming from Monash Malaysia, you are in an ideal position to add a semester of intercampus exchange at an Australian campus to your degree. This is the perfect choice if you want to have an immersive international experience, with the reassurance of studying in a familiar Monash environment.

With five campuses across the greater Melbourne region, you will benefit from access to a larger range of units and study options, broadening your education and academic outlook. All classes are taught in English, with available units published in the Monash University handbook. With students from over 170 different countries, just coming to our Australian campuses is an international experience in itself, and is sure to enhance your global citizenship.
Melbourne is also ranked as one of the best and most liveable city for students in the world. Explore the city for hidden street art, its architecture, bustling cafes and vibrant arts scene, or even catch a world class event such as the Australian Open. Whether you like fashion, art, sports or nature, the city offers experiences that will ensure you make the most of your time, in the classroom and beyond. 
Monash Clayton street sign
Did you know...
Monash is Australia's largest university with over 63,000 students, out of which 22,000 are international.The Monash Clayton campus is so large that it has its own street names and postcode.



Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the department/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 Australia.
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial studies
  • Ancient cultures
  • Anthropology
  • Applied mathematics
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric science
  • Banking and finance
  • Behavioural commerce
  • Biochemistry
  • Business analytics
  • Business information systems
  • Business law
  • Business management
  • Business statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese studies
  • Communications and media studies
  • Computational science
  • Computer networks and security
  • Criminology
  • Developmental biology
  • Earth science
  • Ecology and conservation biology
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Economics and business strategy
  • English as an international language
  • Film and screen studies
  • Finance
  • French studies
  • Games development
  • Genetics
  • Geographical science
  • German studies
  • History
  • Human geography
  • Human pathology
  • Human resource management
  • Human rights
  • Immunology
  • Indigenous cultures and histories
  • Indonesian studies
  • International business
  • International relations
  • International studies
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese studies
  • Journalism
  • Korean studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Management studies
  • Marketing
  • Marketing science
  • Materials science
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Multimedia development
  • Music
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant sciences
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Pure mathematics
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology
  • Software development
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Sustainability
  • Taxation
  • Theatre
  • Zoology

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 Australia (MUA), the full-time load equivalent is:
  • Minimum of 18 credit points
  • Maximum of 24 credit points

Academic conditions/restrictions
  • In general, Monash University Malaysia students must have completed 18 credit points at the time of application for intercampus exchange to Monash University Australia.
  • Monash University Malaysia Engineering students need to have completed 48 credit points (usually two semesters) of study at the time of application for intercampus exchange to Monash University Australia.


Unit Catalogue

Monash Clayton Aerial ViewYou are required to prepare, and have approved by your faculty, a study plan detailing the units you intend to take while studying at Monash Australia. 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 Australia during the semester you are applying for.
When creating your study plan, 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 Abroad Australia Accommodation
  • Please note that on-campus accommodation is limited and cannot be guaranteed.
Student visa
  • As an intercampus exchange student, it is essential that you enter Australia with a student visa (non award, subclass 500). To apply for a student visa, you will need an intercampus exchange offer letter from Monash Abroad.
  • Additionally, under Australian Government visa regulations, all international students must have the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to study in Australia. The purchase of the OSHC is the first step in Monash being able to issue your Certificate of Enrolment (CoE) – which is a student visa application requirement.
  • More information on the visa requirements will be provided in your intercampus exchange offer letter.


Costs and Funding

Students going on intercampus exchange to Australia are not eligible for any Monash Abroad funding.


Student Experience

Nikki Chin

Course at Monash:
Bachelor of Science

Host University and Country:
Monash University, Australia

When did you go on exchange?
Semester 1, 2017

What was unique about your experience studying at your overseas university?
I really loved the university culture in Melbourne. The campus was way bigger and so beautiful, and the facilities there were top-notch. I studied BIO2232, BIO2810, BIO2060, and BIO2011. BIO2011 offered three field trips, all of which were very enriching. BIO2231 allowed students ample opportunity to get up close to animal specimens.

What was unique/different about the culture of your host city/town in comparison to living in Melbourne?
The transport was better, campus was bigger and cleaner, people were more laid-back, nighttime was safer (better night life).

In what ways did going on exchange benefit your studies and academic development?
It really improved my intercultural skills and made me realise that I shouldn't be too hard on myself when it comes to my studies (I really have to enjoy my youth while I can!!!)

How has going on exchange added value to your future employability skills and career development?
My exchange really enhance my communication skills, and also made me very independent.

Do you have any specific tips for saving money leading up to your exchange and ways of maximising your budget whilst you were abroad?
Take advantage of the FREE FOOD ON CAMPUS. Join competitions (I won movie tickets just by sending an email to MSA). Make use of student discounts (e.g. student entry prices to museums). Know how the public transport pricing works.

Top Tips
  • Step OUT of your comfort zone.
  • ENJOY yourself. Your exchange period will be over before you know it - don't waste time worrying about anything you won't care about in the future.
  • Take the initiative to talk to people.
  • Explore places on your own and make memories.
  • Research places you want to go, or things you want to do, and be sure to do it.