Media statement: 21 February

The health and wellbeing of the Monash and greater community is a key priority for the University.

On 20 February, 2020, the Australian Government supported recommendations from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) to maintain current travel restrictions, which will be reviewed in one week on 29 February, 2020

This decision will affect our incoming students and staff from China who will not make it back in time to commence semester one on campus as planned.

For affected students, we are introducing a flexible semester one model with the first half of the semester delivered remotely for some units. We will also work with affected students individually to determine a personalised study plan.

Monash is committed to ensuring affected students are able to start their semester one studies and be up to date by the end of 2020 and able to progress their studies in 2021. Most should be up to date by the end of semester one 2020 and the remainder by end of semester two, 2020. All students should be able to graduate as first intended.

For more information, see the dedicated website and fact sheet.