Monash at a glance

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958.

We are a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.


We offer a large number of courses across numerous disciplines.

At Monash you can choose from many study options including double degrees, part-time study, off-campus learning and alternative pathways.


Our researchers make highly significant contributions that bring real and positive change to the lives of people all over the world.

Student enrolments

Total student enrolments: 85,924
(Based on 2020 full-year data)

Female 56%
Male 44%
Unspecified <1%
Residency status2020
Domestic 45,482
International 29,912
Offshore 10,530
Attendance mode2020
On-campus 69,743
Off-campus 6,004
Multi-modal 10,177
Course type2020
Higher degree research 5,185
Postgraduate coursework 25,143
Undergraduate 55,117
Non-award 479
Enrolments by location2020
Caulfield 19,121
Clayton (including online) 49,659
Malaysia 9,199
Parkville 2,031
Peninsula 4,579
Other (locations in teach out)*1,335

*Locations in teach out include Gippsland non-Medicine courses (no commencing load after 2016) and South Africa (no commencing load after 2019). Gippsland (Medicine only) is included at Clayton.

Enrolments by faculty*2020
Art, Design and Architecture 2,879
Arts 7,873
Business and Economics 21,611
Education 6,802
Engineering 9,192
Information Technology 7,481
Law 3,991
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 16,680
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2,538
Science 6,824
Other 53

*The managing faculty is the faculty responsible for managing individual courses. A student enrols through one particular faculty, but multiple teaching faculties may share the load.


Total number of staff (and full-time equivalent): 17,562  (9,950 FTE) #

#including Malaysia, 854 (811 FTE) and Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) non-reportable staff employed in independent operations, 42 (17 FTE). Based on 2020 full year data.

Female 58%
Male 42%
Academic 8,319 (4,162 FTE)
General 8,389 (4,977 FTE)

*Breakdowns exclude staff in Malaysia.


Monash has an alumni community of 430,000 people, living across 170 countries.  Find out more about the Monash Alumni community.


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