Indonesian studies

About Indonesian studies 

We’ve taught Indonesian studies for more than 50 years. We have one of Australia’s largest Indonesian library collections giving you the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of Indonesia and the wider world of Southeast Asia. Flexible entry points ensure you’ll study at a level that suits your language proficiency.

Why choose Indonesian studies?

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest and most diverse nations, and one of Australia’s nearest and most important neighbours. You’ll develop strong cultural literacy and intercultural communication skills, and examine the interaction of language and culture with reference to history, performing arts, journalism, literature and translation.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MajorNote Clayton
Extended MajorNote Clayton
MinorNote Clayton
Handbook

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

Studying a language at Monash

Knowing an international language and understanding global cultures are sought-after job skills that can help you set up your career in Australia or abroad. Whether you're a complete beginner or already proficient, we'll help you discover the world.

Career options

  • Trade and commerce
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Tourism

Overseas study opportunities

Monash is a member of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Study (ACICIS), which has specialist in-country programs in language, journalism, development studies and education.