Monash is all about choice. A big part of your Monash experience is shaped by your studies, so we hope that by choosing one of the study options available, you can find and study units (courses) that you're really passionate about.
If you’re looking for some advice on the academic side of studying at Monash as a Study Abroad or Exchange student, consult the information provided at our academic advising page. To find out if you're eligible, visit our how to apply page.
There are thousands of coursework units for you to choose from in our Monash handbook.
You can find units to study in the handbook through browsing by faculty, or using the search function to find certain keywords in courses (degrees or programs), areas of study (majors or minors), or units at Monash.
You can choose units that are related to your degree back home or units that are completely different, as long as you meet the academic requirements and prerequisites for each unit. Many of our specialist units such as accounting, engineering and law are recognised globally, but it is best to check with the relevant faculty for details.
If you already know what units or areas of study you want to study at Monash and are able to find them in the Monash handbook, then the flexible study option might be the best choice for you.
Want to simplify the process of creating your study plan at Monash?
Choose from our list of streamlined units.
Once your home institution has approved the streamlined units in your study plan, Monash Abroad can complete your enrolment.
Study Abroad Specialisations
If you're not sure what to study at Monash and are looking for some inspiration, we recommend looking through our optional study abroad specialisation packages, which we have created to help you find Monash units that meet your study needs and interests.
Students who study and successfully complete all of their units from a specific specialisation package are eligible to receive a certificate of completion.
Australian Environments and Biodiversity
This specialisation highlights units that focus on the Australian landscape, including its unique plants, animals and physical climate.
Great Southern Land: Australian and Indigenous Cultures
The Great Southern Land: Australian and Indigenous Cultures specialisation highlights units with a particular focus on diverse cultural and social topics unique to Australia.
Monash has a range of units for you to learn more about communicating effectively across cultures, developing your intercultural competence and enhancing you employability.
This specialisation can allow you to gain credit towards your pre-medicine or pre-health studies at your home university, all while living and studying in a new country.