International industry placements

In today’s highly globalised world, employers really value those with international experience. It allows for greater cross-cultural understanding, and opens up new avenues of thinking, bringing a fresh perspective into a business. An international internship will be a transformative experience, highlighting that you are willing to go above and beyond to achieve your goals.

Key dates

Teaching period
2020 - 2021


All Offshore Applications OPEN

Monash Sourced and Student Sourced Offshore Applications CLOSE

Semester 1 2 March – 29 May 2020 1 August 2019 29 November 2019
Winter 29 June – 24 July Offshore WIL program is not available.
Semester 2 27 July – 23 October 2020 Offshore WIL program is not available.
Summer A 1 November 2020 – 19 February 2021 10 August 2020 21 September 2020
Summer B 1 January 2021 – 19 February 2021 10 August 2020 19 October 2020

Units and eligibility

It is important to follow the application and approval process when applying for these opportunities.

Current opportunities

Registering with Monash Abroad

When your placement is confirmed, you will be required to register with Monash Abroad. This may enable you to access the $500 Short Program Grant, as well as free travel insurance. It also ensures that the University is aware of your presence overseas.  For more information please visit Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

In-country arrangements

The WIL team will work with you to confirm your placement but does not arrange visas, flights, transfers, meals or accommodation. Once your placement is confirmed, you may like to contact your host to see if they have any recommendations for local accommodation and what expenses to budget for.


It is your responsibility to ensure that you travel to the country of your placement on the correct visa for that country.  Monash university is not able to provide any visa advice regarding your placement.  To ensure you have the correct information regarding the appropriate visa, please contact the consulate in Australia for the country you will be visiting and ask for the information. You may need to give them information regarding the country of your passport, the length of time you will be on placement, and the nature of the placement, as this may influence the appropriate visa for your situation. (i.e. If it is a paid or unpaid placement)

Induction – Predeparture sessions

You will be invited to an online offshore placement induction session where you’ll have the chance to meet other students through Zoom who are embarking on an overseas placement. You’ll hear about adjusting to living and working in a new culture, safety and security and preparing for placement.

Unit Assessment requirements

You should also aim to attend an onshore placement induction session to gain valuable information about your unit assessment requirements.  If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please contact your academic unit coordinator and check Moodle as soon as you have access to the unit to ensure you are aware of your assessment schedule.

Contact us

For further information on specific opportunities or queries on applications contact our International WIL team on or call +61 3 9903 8866.