Study in Malaysia
About the program View
The Global Intercampus Program (GIP) lets you undertake one or two semesters of study towards your degree at Monash University Malaysia campus.
As you're already a Monash student, spending time studying at another Monash campus is one of the easiest ways to see the world. This is the perfect choice if you are seeking a stimulating overseas experience that will add value to your degree, with the added benefit of Monash funding packages and in-country support services.
How does it work?
If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the Global Intercampus Program (see tab below), you can apply.
While abroad you’ll:
- remain enrolled at your home Monash campus;
- pay your normal fees at your home Monash campus; and
- undertake units that will transfer directly to your home degree and appear on your Monash transcript.
Studying at Monash Malaysia
Monash Malaysia is Monash University's first international campus, located 18 kilometres from the bustling centre of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia has a vibrant, global atmosphere and on campus about one quarter of the student body is international.
Monash Malaysia makes available a wide-ranging selection of units, all taught in English, including regionally based research projects, study tours and fieldwork opportunities. Units align with the campus’s research priorities and include social and economic transformation, sustainability and the environment.
Monash Malaysia also offers a summer school program through their School of Business, School of Science and School of Information Technology. But you don't need to be a student of these faculties to apply - any student can apply.
Find out more in the Study options section.
Want to Learn More?
Attend one of our upcoming information sessions to discover how you can take up this fantastic opportunity.
Entry requirements View
To be eligible to participate in an intercampus exchange program you must meet the following criteria:
Intercampus Eligibility Criteria
|Minimum Monash WAM at time of application||Of good academic standing*||Of good academic standing*|
|Minimum credit points completed at time of application||18 credits||At faculty discretion|
|Full Faculty / study plan approval||✔||✔|
|Satisfy additional Faculty/Campus requirements (if applicable)#||✔||✔|
|Availability of 18 – 24 credits to study whilst overseas||✔||✔|
*Good Academic Standing
To be classed as having a ‘good academic standing’, you must:
- Be currently and actively enrolled in a Monash degree;
- Not be subject to academic misconduct or any undischarged academic misconduct;
- Not be subject to "Unsatisfactory Academic Progress"; or if you have completed less than 2 semesters at Monash, have not failed 50% or more of your enrolments at Monash (at time of application for the program)
You must have and maintain good academic standing at point of application and throughout the semester abroad process.
#Faculty/Campus Requirements for Monash Australia students
- Bachelor of Engineering (single or double degree) students must have completed 48 credit points of Engineering units at time of application. Not all Engineering specialisations are available at Monash Malaysia. Please seek faculty advice.
- Bachelor of Law double degree students must have completed 36 credits by time of program commencement. Law is not offered for semester-length exchange, however the Law Faculty runs the Monash Law Malaysia Program - find out more here.
- Some faculties may not permit you to undertake overseas study in the final semester of your course. Check with your faculty before completing this application.
Other factors to consider
- Due to immigration limitations in Malaysia, you are unable to extend your intercampus exchange from one semester to two. If you are considering a two-semester exchange, please indicate this at time of application. You can then subsequently withdraw and return to Australia after one semester if you wish.
Malaysia Package View
Global Intercampus Program Malaysia Package
Selamat Datang! Our Malaysian campus wants to welcome more Monash Australia students on the Global Intercampus Program, and there is an amazing package of benefits to help get you there.
What you'll get
The Malaysia Package is for all students participating in the Global Intercampus Program, except Malaysian citizens or students receiving a government grant (e.g. New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant).
- an A$2,500 Monash Abroad Travel Grant; and
- a Monash Malaysia Grant of A$1,250
This is a popular program, so in the event that there are more applications than places available, packages will be awarded based on academic merit.
How to apply
You don't need to apply for the Malaysia package – you'll be automatically considered based on your Monash Abroad application.
Funding and pre-arrival information View
As a global intercampus program student, you don't pay any additional tuition fees. However, your living and travel costs aren't included in your fees, so you'll need to budget for them.
You should ensure that you have enough money to cover you for the length of time you plan to be away, including costs like your return airfare, travel insurance, visas, accommodation, food, text books, sightseeing, entertainment and any extra travel you plan to do.
Fortunately, there are many different scholarship, grant and loan options to help you experience your Global Intercampus Program sooner – and more affordably.
Studying intercampus at the Monash Malaysia campus comes with an amazing package of benefits of up to $3750 to make your intercampus exchange cost effective and worry free.
Find out more about the Malaysia Package including eligibility and how to apply at the Malaysia Package tab.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea. Find out more about other scholarships here.
Students can take out an OS-HELP loan to help fund their time away on exchange – it works just the same as a bank loan, but without any fees or interest, and is much more affordable.
Find out more about OS-HELP loans here.
Before travelling to Malaysia, you'll need to arrange a student visa. You will be provided with guidance on how to apply for your visa before you depart.
Under Malaysian visa rules, international students (with some exceptions) must have basic medical and hospital cover before they can apply for a student visa.
The names and levels of cover differ depending on where you'll be studying, and for how long. You will be provided with guidance and options to consider for health insurance by the Monash Malaysia team.
While your overseas student health cover will insure you once you arrive at Monash, it doesn't cover you for things like flight cancellations and lost baggage/personal items. For this reason we strongly encourage you to take out comprehensive travel insurance before you leave home.
If you're from one of our Australian campuses you'll receive complimentary travel insurance as part of the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship. Find out more here.
How to apply View
Studying abroad doesn’t come much easier than to Malaysia! The process is quick, simple and streamlined – keep reading below for the entry requirements and application deadlines for a single-semester or full-year trip of a lifetime.
Before starting your application, 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. Law is not offered for semester-length exchange, but Law units are offered as part of the Monash Global Campus Intensive program in Malaysia - find out more here.
|Application type||Semester||Completed application due|
|Global Intercampus Programs||One||17 October|
|Two||May - June (date TBC)|
Ready to apply?
You will need to create an online application to apply for study at Monash Malaysia. The online application form is accessed by following the link here, and clicking the 'How to apply' tab. The application should take about 30 minutes to complete.
You will need to upload the details page of your passport (it should have at least 18 months at the start Week 1 in the semester you are studying at Monash Malaysia before it expires).
You will also be required to prepare a financial plan, as well as a study plan of units you want to undertake at Monash Malaysia.
Your study plan is the list of units you plan to study while on the Global Intercampus Program, and forms part of your application. You can download the worksheet (either as a PDF or Word document) to gather the information you'll need to complete the online study plan form.
Use the Handbook to find and select the units that you wish to study at the Malaysia campus.
You will need the following information for the study plan:
- Unit Code and Name: check that the unit is being offered in Malaysia before listing this.
- Unit credit points
- Link to unit outline in the Handbook.
- Credit: list the faculty at Monash Australia who teaches the degree to which you want this unit to count. Your Faculty will be assessing the units you have selected in the GIP study plan.
- Credit this unit as: list what type of credit you want this unit to count as (e.g. core unit, major/specialisation, minor, technical/degree elective or free elective). This is especially important if you are enrolled in a degree made of different types of units such as elective, major, technical or core units. Ensure you know your course progression requirements. Your faculty/ies will assess the units you have selected and will provide an outcome within a few weeks of the closing date of application.
You must enrol in a full-time load (18 – 24 credit points) of on-campus units only. You should select at least two spare units in case your faculty/ies does/do not approve all your choices or there are timetable clashes.
Once your application is submitted, we begin the assessment process with your faculty/ies. Once approved, we will inform you on the next steps, which include a pre-departure information session covering topics such as accommodation and visas.