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Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)

Monash is Australia’s largest university with campuses in and around Melbourne, one of the world's most livable cities. You choose your experience in this amazing metropolis; embrace the city nightlife, sip a coffee-snob-approved cuppa, snap shots in the famous street-art laden alleyway of Hosier Lane, take a day trip along the Great Ocean Road to the 12 Apostles, or watch the Fairy penguins at sunset along St. Kilda Beach. Monash University Australia is truly a great place to earn a top-rated education and enjoy it too!

With a typical Bachelor degree of 3 years and a Master degree of 1.5  to 2 years, students dive right into what they're really interested in; no need to do generals in their first year. Internships with major worldwide companies as well as vital work experience put our employment rankings at 54th in the world (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).

You’ll never be short of opportunities to study and explore around the world during your degree at Monash University through internships and international study experiences!

Program rankings:

  • #1 in Australia, Reuters' Most Innovative Universities in Asia-Pacific (2019)
  • #18 in the world, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (2021)
  • #48 US News and World Report (2021)
  • #57 in the world, Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022)
  • Best in Australia and 17th in the world for Business and Economics (US News and World Report 2022 Best Global Universities Rankings)

At Monash, we promote a culture of excellence, attracting the best and brightest minds across all endeavours. You’ll find students and academics who are as passionate as you are about making a positive impact on the world.

Why choose Monash?

There are many reasons to study at Monash. Pioneering. State of the art. World class. While we tick all these boxes we prefer to tell you why we’re different.

As Australia’s largest university with a presence on four continents, we offer you a wider range of opportunities: more internships, more collaborative projects, more facilities and a wider choice of degrees (and double degrees) to choose from.

While size is our virtue, you’ll still enjoy small classes and an exceptional support system to help you achieve your ambitions.

Monash and North America

Australia and North America are not too different. But we’re different enough to offer you exciting new experiences, like outback adventures, footy festivals - or simply, a change of scenery. Over the years, we have built partnerships with more than 30 universities in North America.

Your study options


Study a full degree

Study a bachelor (undergraduate) or master (postgraduate) degree as an international student. On average, a bachelor degree is 3 years and a master is 2. However, you have the option to choose from a range of double degrees as an undergraduate student, which can typically be completed in 4-5 years.

  • Our bachelor degrees can either be broad or specialised. Choose from study areas such as business, law, education, social work, psychology, engineering, pharmacy, medicine, and more.
  • Master programs include multimedia design, international development, business, teaching, law and pharmaceutical science.
  • We also offer Industry-Based Learning programs and internships to enhance your learning.
  • Want more travel? Spend a semester at any one of our 100 Monash partner universities across the globe, including partners such as UC-Berkeley, Arizona State University, Carleton University, and UBC.

students in lecture theatre

Study at Monash University for one or two semesters as a study abroad or exchange student

Study for one or two semesters at any Monash campus in Melbourne, Australia. You can start in Semester 1 (February) or Semester 2 (July).

  • Monash offers more than 5000 units (or classes) across our five campuses in Australia. You just have to make sure you meet the necessary prerequisite academic requirements.
  • Our units are globally recognised and accredited by many professional international bodies.
  • If you need help with anything, you can always access our Monash Abroad team, dedicated to making your stay as pleasant as possible, here.
  • As a study abroad or exchange student, you will receive guaranteed on-campus accommodation, free airport pick-up, and access to a 24-hour emergency hotline.

What our students have to say

Monash University is a truly diverse campus. Hear what some of our international students have to say!

  • Taylor – USA
    Master of International Development Practice

    “I chose the Master of International Development Practice at Monash because it was so unique. It encompassed so many different disciplines that I was passionate about, like human rights, gender equality, and sustainability. It felt like an amazing opportunity to learn the practicalities (of) the work I want to do.”

    “I’m definitely going to apply for an internship next semester with Oxfam and Engineers Without Borders. The following semester I plan to study and research abroad in South Africa, since we have a campus there.”

    “I love that there’s always something to do. I love taking little day trips. There are so many great places close by like the Dandenong Ranges, the Yarra Valley or the Great Ocean Road. Then there’s also the art, music, cafes, amazing food. I honestly couldn’t make a list of all the things I want to do in Melbourne because it would seriously be too long.”

  • Umar – Canada
    Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    “At Monash, everyone helps each other. We have Facebook groups where people post their notes and questions. All the lecturers are super helpful. You can email any of them, for example, the MBBS director for the pre-clinical years – you can email him at any time, and he gets back to you straight away.”

    “In Canada, all of the universities are super grand. They have huge campuses, old buildings, huge lawns – so that’s the kind of image I had in my mind. When I came here it was a little different. It wasn’t what I thought university was going to be like, but the people are amazing, so straight away, I was so happy I was here.”

    “I was excited to move because I’ve always wanted to go abroad. I wasn’t homesick at all, maybe for like two weeks, but I adjusted quickly. Culture-wise, Australia and Canada are very similar. The weather is very different though – I love it.

    “If you’re on the wire about coming to Monash, just do it. Don’t think about it too much, you’ll figure it out once you get here. It was a great transition for me, and very easy. Also, get a Skype account to stay in touch with your parents.”

Finance options

  • Financial support for US students

    If you are a student from the USA, you may be eligible for loans offered under the Federal Direct Loans Program.

  • Financial support for Canadian students

    If you are a student from Canada, we have Canada financial aid options below.

  • Fulbright scholarships for US students

    The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is a non-profit organisation sponsored by the U.S. and Australian governments and other institutional and business partners, private bequests and endowments.

  • Faculty of Law Masters International Scholarship

    The Faculty of Law is now happy to provide scholarships for students studying the Master of Laws at Monash University.

  • Cost of study at Monash

    Monash University lists tuition fees only. These do not include room and board or other expenses. Other costs such as rent are usually broken down by week rather than month.

    Housing: $900 - 1200 per month Food and living expenses: $800 - 1000 per month

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