Why choose Monash?

Our rankings and what they mean

Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities – 99th in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2012-2013). We've built our reputation on career-focused degrees, the highest academic standards and research that makes a difference.

More on our rankings and reputation.

Our global links

Our research brings real and positive change to people all over the world. Our partnerships with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and a research and teaching centre in Italy help us build a global research network.

We have strong partnerships with other universities around the world, including:

  • Warwick University (UK)
  • University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK)
  • Sichuan University (China)
  • Arizona State University (USA).

Our staff

Monash targets talented staff. We have more than 15,000 staff around the world, and all are handpicked to make sure that the people at the front of your class are the best in their class.

Study with us

We have agreements with over 115 universities worldwide, meaning exchange with us is easy because we've already done a lot of the legwork (like working out fee arrangements and pre-approving many units) for you.

Studying abroad with Monash is available to any university student – regardless of whether your home institution has an exchange agreement in place with us.

Guide to Study Abroad and Exchange at Monash

Life at Monash

Home to Monash's five campuses, Melbourne is consistently named one of the world's most liveable cities, and has also been commended in the first ever QS Best Student Cities survey as Australia's best city for students.

Monash Malaysia was the University's first international campus. Located 18 kilometres from the bustling centre of Kuala Lumpur, the campus has more than 5000 students. Monash Malaysia has a vibrant, global atmosphere – about one quarter of the student body is international.

No matter which campus attracts you, choosing Monash makes sense.

Find out more about life at Monash.

Streamlined visa processing

Choosing Monash as your Australian study abroad destination means you'll benefit from streamlined and fast-tracked visa application and processing times.

We don't require any additional documentation for you to be a part of streamlined visa processing, because we're approved by the Australian Government to access the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements under the Student Visa Program.

Apply to study abroad at Monash in Australia means you're automatically placed in the "fast lane" – it's just another reason to choose Monash.

Accommodation options to suit everyone

There are lots of options when it comes to choosing your new home at, or near, Monash. Get involved in the Monash community by staying on-campus. And if you'd prefer to find your own place, we're here to help.

Find the home to suit you.

Support when you need it

The Monash Abroad team are dedicated to ensuring your time with us is everything you want it to be. We have language exchange programs, advice about what to do before you arrive on campus, orientation and a whole host of other links and information you might find helpful.

At Monash, support is never far away.