Arts semester in Prato

Credit points 6 - 24 credit points
Location Monash Prato Centre, Italy
Overseas dates September to December 2019
Applications open Applications closed for 2019
Compulsory pre-departure sessionMonday 3 June 2019 TBC
For students studying units in Block 1/Block 2/ or all 3 Blocks 
 Monday 28 October 2019 TBC
For students studying units in Block 3 ONLY

Program details

The Arts semester in Prato program is flexible, immersive and enriching. Don’t want to study overseas for a full semester? Tailor your time in Prato to suit your needs!

The Semester runs from September to December and is broken up into 3 blocks. You can study in Prato for 1, 2 or 3 blocks. Each block is 4 weeks long and offers units from various areas of study. You can study 6 or 12 points per block, but a maximum of 24 points across all 3 blocks. You can make your unit selection via the application portal (MAP)

Prato is a beautiful and historic Italian city, surrounded by medieval walls and set in a picturesque Tuscan landscape. Prato is also within easy reach of other cities such as Florence, Venice and Rome, which makes it a perfect base for exploring Italy and beyond.

2019 Units

Click the blocks below to see the unit offerings. Please note Prato units on offer in 2020 will be updated soon.

*All block offerings may be subject to change

*Students studying all 3 blocks will be required to participate in an orientation week | 21 - 29 September 2019


Students will need to book their own flights for the Semester in Prato program. Please DO NOT make any flight bookings until you have received confirmation from the Faculty of Arts.
Students will need to budget for food, spending money, incidentals, visa (if required).

Students will receive $1000 Monash Abroad Travel Grant. Read more here

Program fees

$300 per unit paid at time of application

Included in fee
- unit excursions (if applicable)
- Parliamo Italian Language + culture sessions

* The Program Fee is in addition to your Monash tuition fees

Accommodation Fees

For security, safety and visa requirements, all students undertaking units in Block 1, 2 or 3 must stay in Monash-approved accommodation in Prato. For this reason, our Travel Service Provider will book your accommodation in Prato on behalf of Monash University. Non-refundable accommodation deposits of 20% of the total booking fee is required at time of to application approval.The final payment for accommodation will be due on Wednesday 31 July 2019.  

Accommodation will include the Sunday night before the block starts and include the Friday Night of the day the block ends. If you are studying two consecutive blocks, the additional night between blocks will be included in your accommodation. Students studying all 3 blocks will require accommodation for orientation week | 21 - 29 September 2019

* In the Monash Abroad Portal a link to our Travel Service Provider will be provided that outlines accommodation options and prices. Prices average from AUD$45-90 per night. All accommodation is twin/triple share. Special requests may incur a supplement fee.

How to Apply

* Please note that deposits are not refundable except in the case that your application is not successful. Read the full refund procedure.
** Upfront payments must be made; these loans and scholarships will not be available before the program fee due dates
*** Arts Study Tours have a minimum number of students to be able to go ahead. Students should not make any travel arrangements until the Faculty has endorsed their application and confirmed the program will be going ahead.

Find out more about funding and financial information

Want more information about the Monash Prato Centre? Visit the Arts in Prato website!

See 2018 Unit offerings here.