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Discover the world at Monash

Add an international perspective to your studies.

Study abroad in Australia

Monash is Australia’s largest university and is located on the doorstep of Asia. We have locations in Italy, India, South Africa and China, which means you’ll never be short of opportunities to explore the world.

You’ll learn the skills that have become priceless (and almost essential) for a graduate today – skills like intercultural adaptability, global perspective and an ability to collaborate with teams across all cultures and geographical borders.

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, and we hope to build more.

Your study options


Spend a semester abroad

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 courses) across our five campuses in Australia. You just have to make sure you meet the necessary 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.
  • You get guaranteed on-campus accommodation. If you prefer off-campus or homestays, we can help.
  • Get free airport pick-up on arrival.
  • 24-hour emergency hotline

Study a full degree

Study a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Bachelor degrees require 3 to 5 years of study, postgraduate programs can take 1 to 3 years.

  • Our bachelor degrees can either be broad or specialised. Choose from study areas such as humanities, science and business, or professional studies in medicine, commerce, law 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.

Student life

There's always lots to do as an international student in Melbourne, ranked the world's most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit 2011-2015.


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

    Eligible Canadian residents who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree program at Monash University may be eligible for student loans.

  • 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.

  • Australian Endeavour scholarships

    The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offer support to internationals to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

Ready to take the next step?

Email us:

Jaime Jobson
jaime.jobson@monash.edu