MGCIs in Malaysia
MGCI 2023 Units
The number of places available to non-Law students will only be known after all commencing Law students have enrolled.
Non-Law applicants will be prioritised based on their weighted average mark and how close they are to completing their degrees.
The 2023 intensives are designed for third and fourth year undergraduate students, as well as postgraduate students, from Monash University Australia.
Monash Credit Points (at time of offer)
|48 CP in Law students*|
72 CP for JD students**
96 CP for non-Law students
N/A for postgraduate students***
|Good academic standing||Yes|
|Eligible level of study||Undergraduate and postgraduate|
*Results from Semester 2, 2022
** Results from Trimester 3, 2022
*** Postgraduate students are required to seek course advice on whether MGCI units fit into their course progression.
Contact your faculty advisor to make sure you have sufficient space in your course to take part in the MGCI program.
Crediting your unit to your degree: Students must have sufficient elective space in their course progression to receive credit for their 6 credit-point MGCI unit. If you are unsure, you can lodge a course advice request to see which units you have remaining in your degree that you could use for a MGCI.
Completing final unit in Malaysia: Most students are permitted to take an MGCI as their final unit of their course, however you need to be aware of the risk that may be posed to your course completion if you are approved. If you do not successfully pass the MGCI unit, you will need to complete an equivalent unit to be course complete. In addition, final results will not be released until March 2023, meaning graduation dates will be delayed until later in the year. Students completing their degree abroad will not be eligible for an OS-HELP loan.
Course fees: There are no additional course fees for the MGCI units in Malaysia - students will pay the course fee as if the unit was being offered at an Australian campus.
Scholarships: There are a number of $2000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility grants available for eligible students. You will not need to apply for this grant - you will be automatically assessed with your MGCI application. Students ineligible for the NCP grant will be automatically eligible for a $1000 Monash Abroad Travel Grant - this is also automatically assessed and does not require an additional application.
Insurance: Monash University offers travel insurance for the duration of your program. More information is available here.
OS-HELP Loan: The OS-HELP loan is available to eligible CSP students, for up to $8,519 to Asia (in 2022). More information is available here. OS-HELP applications must be submitted by 15 September.
Additional costs: You will need to cover your flights, accommodation, airport transfers, meals and incidental in-country costs.
Monash University will be providing a welcome orientation, which will be fully covered.
Accommodation is provided on-site through Monash University Malaysia. This accommodation is a short walk from campus, and provides a wide range of food, sporting and entertainment facilities. More information will be provided to all successful MGCI applicants.
This is a Monash-led group program, you are required to stay on site, individual accommodation arrangements will not be considered for this program.
Students must purchase flights independently for this program. Some guidance can be provided from Monash Abroad, however all payments will need to be organised by the student.
Students will need to organise their own way to campus from the airport. Detailed transfer information will be provided to successful MGCI applicants.
We are not currently accepting applications for the MGCI program in Malaysia.
How do modules and intensive learning work?
In contrast to the conventional style of university learning, where full-time students take 3-4 units at the same time, module-style/intensive learning allows students to take one unit at a time over a shorter period. Students will have classes every weekday, and will be able to earn six credit points in a three week period.
Can I take more than one unit?
Due to the intensive nature of the MGCIs, only one unit is allowed per module.
If I have questions about how a MGCI unit would work with my course progression, to whom should I speak?
You can lodge a course advice request to see what units you have left in your degree that you could use for a MGCI, and prepare for your studies upon your return.
Will there be an opportunity to travel before/during/after the program?
Monash Abroad advises students to only undertake personal travel at the completion of their program. In 2022, Students will only be covered by insurance for up to 3 days prior to their first MGCI, with a total of 60 days personal travel covered.
Will I be covered by Monash insurance?
All students approved to travel on a MGCI will have access to comprehensive travel insurance provided by Monash Abroad. There are limits to the amount of personal travel that is covered. Be sure to review all insurance information available through Insurance Services.
What financial support is available to students taking part in the MGCI program in 2022?
This is a Monash subsidised program. There is no program fee (other than the standard tuition for the unit). You will have access to a Monash Abroad travel grant (Monash Australia students receive $1000 for the entirety of the program, Monash Malaysia students receive RM1000).
Students eligible for an OS-HELP loan may receive additional governmental funding:
- up to A$7,100 per six-month study period for study not in Asia
- up to A$8,519 per six-month study period for study in Asia
- supplementary A$1,133 to assist with the cost of language study, undertaken in preparation for overseas study in Asia
What is an approximate budget for taking part in the MGCI program in 2022?
An estimation of costs will be available on the Monash Abroad Portal brochure page for MGCIs.
COVID-19 management queries
What kind of insurance coverage will be offered?
Students on approved Monash Abroad programs will be covered by the Student Travel Insurance policy. You will have access to comprehensive medical cover, travel disruptions/cancellations (non-COVID) and emergency medical assistance. There will be COVID-19 related exclusions and conditions for full cover which will be communicated to you closer to your departure. In the meantime, be sure to view the details on the University's insurance webpages.
What COVID protocols will be in place?
Student safety will be paramount. Our COVID protocols will adhere to Malaysian requirements and, where there is a difference, also endeavour to align with the standards in place in Australia. Due to the regular updates in recommended approaches to prevent the spread of COVID, our protocols for this program will be communicated prior to departure. You can, however, expect classroom and accommodation capacity adjustments, support for safe and flexible travel booking support and a vaccination policy that aligns with the University's broader policy.
Who to contact?
Please make sure you’ve read our Frequently Asked Questions above before getting in touch.
Students with questions about program eligibility, application logistics and travel support can contact Monash Abroad at email@example.com.
Students with any academic questions, including course progression, credits and unit content should submit their query via ask.monash.