How to apply

For programs commencing in 2019

The application process differs depending on whether you've chosen an overseas exchange with one of our partners, a Global Intercampus Program, a short-term program run by your faculty, an internship or another opportunity.

Whichever program you've chosen, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to prepare your application. The application process from research to submission can take four to six months, but can be done in less time.

Please note that you are only permitted to have one active semester-length application per period (i.e. you can't have both a Semester Exchange application and a Study Abroad application for the same starting period e.g. Semester 2 2019).

Exchange and study abroad

Entry requirements

Before starting your application, you should check the entry requirements. If you're an Engineering or Law student, there are special conditions you must meet before you're eligible to apply.

Are you going to Japan?

You can only apply for semester exchange to Japan if you are enrolled into Japanese Studies units at Monash for past, current or following semester. The only exception is if you have been selected as a New Colombo Plan Scholar. All other students are ineligible to apply for exchange in Japan.

The application process for exchange in Japan is different from other exchange destinations. In order to apply for semester exchange to Japan, you must register via the specific Japan semester exchange form in MAP. From there, you will receive specific directions on how to get your study plan assessed and how to complete your application.

If you apply for exchange in Japan, you just need to complete the middle section of the study plan (i.e. the 'how do you want the proposed units to be credited towards your Monash degree' section).

Ready to apply?

Below is a step by step process on how to apply for semester exchange and study abroad (except Japan).

Key dates for semester exchange programs

Key Dates
 Seek course planning advice from FacultiesPART A
Register in MAP & submit draft Study Plan
Faculty assessment of Study PlanMonash Abroad assessment of applicationsPART B
Complete program requirements in MAP
Semester 1Feb-Mar30 April1 May to
end of July
end of July to
end of September
Oct onwards
Semester 2July-Sept15 Oct16 October to
end of December
January to 
end of March 
April onwards

Once Monash Abroad has assessed your application, you will be contacted with an outcome and be nominated to your first preference university or a suitable alternative.  Please note that nominations are completed on a rolling basis.
Nominations may take until end of October (Semester 1 programs) or end of April (Semester 2 programs) to be finalised.