Entry requirements

Semester Abroad

To be eligible to participate in a semester abroad program you must meet the following criteria presented in the table below.

Please note: for Engineering and Law students (single and double degree), the minimum requirements are slightly different - please see below for more information.

If you are looking to study language units whilst overseas and have them contribute towards your language studies, you will need to receive study plan approval from your language coordinator.

*Honours students need to discuss their eligibility with their Honours supervisor or relevant Honours contact person, as well as Monash Abroad, as eligibility may differ.

Eligibility criteria for Semester Abroad programs

(Semester or Year on Exchange or Study Abroad)


Postgraduate by coursework

Of good academic standing
Minimum WAM at time of application in MAP* #n/an/a
Minimum WAM at the end of the semester in which you apply#60%60%
Minimum credit points completed at time of application in MAP*18n/a
Minimum credit points completed by the end of the semester in which you apply3618
Minimum credit points completed at time of program commencement3636
Sought Course Advice**
Study plan approved by faculty/ies or school(s)
Satisfy any additional faculty/school requirements
Satisfy any host institution/ campus requirements
Study equivalent of 18 – 24 credits per semester whilst overseas
Watch both the ‘First Steps’ series, as well as the relevant 'Regional Advising Session' by end of semester in which you register

*At the time of application refers to the Part A deadlines (May/October) as outlined on the How to Apply page.

**You must receive course progression advice from Monash Connect or your faculty/ies or school(s). If you are a double degree student, you need to seek course progression advice pertaining to both sides of your double degree. Navigate to the Course planning and faculty advice webpage and follow the steps on how to request course progression advice based on your campus and your degree.

# If you're applying for semester exchange to Japan, you must have a minimum WAM of 65%.

Special considerations