Monash Undergraduate Research Projects Abroad (MURPA)

Monash IT offers the opportunity for Monash undergraduate students studying computer science, software engineering or related areas to undertake an 8-week summer semester international research project at a number of prestigious international universities, including the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the University of Warwick, UK.

Each year, a select number of students who will have completed at least 24 points of third year computer science, software engineering or relevant information technology units, will be awarded a MURPA package comprising:

  • return airfare by most direct route
  • accommodation at host institution
  • supervision and mentorship by a Monash researcher
  • supervision and research facilities provided by remote researchers
  • a MURPA unit on your academic transcript (not for credit, but free of charge).

A unique opportunity

This fantastic opportunity to work with world-renowned Monash and host professors on cutting-edge research projects provides a unique chance to experience life in a leading international research laboratory. You’ll gain recognition on your academic transcript that will significantly enhance your career prospects and be considered favourably should you choose to postgraduate research career.

Of course, MURPA is much more than an exciting opportunity to do research – it’s also a great opportunity to experience another culture and lifestyle.

Following successful completion of a MURPA research project, participants will be expected to return to Monash and complete an honours degree.

Information for students

Our supporters

MURPA is supported by:

  • Monash IT
  • Monash Abroad
  • The Cybec Foundation
  • The Monash-Warwick Alliance