3.6 Study away

Students may be permitted in certain circumstances to pursue a part of their research at institutions or locations outside their approved campus location (internal students) or study site (external students). In such cases, the Graduate Research Committee will need to be satisfied that:

  • the period of study away is an integral and essential part of the research;
  • any program requirements can be met prior to any relevant milestones;
  • adequate arrangements for supervision are in place; and
  • the facilities available are adequate for the conduct of the research to be undertaken.

Students must comply with the requirements under Staff & Student Travel Policy and Student Travel Procedure, in seeking approval for study away and undertaking any approved travels. More details on study away and restrictions are discussed in Section 4.3 of this handbook.

Students who fail to advise the University of a return from a period of approved study away via the relevant form may have their enrolment terminated. Refer to Section 2 of the Graduate Research Termination Procedures and the current Monash University  (Academic Board) Regulations.