Information for international students studying at Australian secondary schools
If you are an international student studying in an Australian secondary school, the following information will help guide you.
If you’re studying VCE or an interstate equivalent, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at an Australian secondary school, you’ll need to apply for Monash courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). International students also undertaking VCE in an overseas location should also apply via VTAC.
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If you're an international student undertaking:
- VCE English (EAL) or interstate equivalent;
- VCE English other than EAL or interstate equivalent; or
- an approved IB English subject
and you don’t think you will meet the English language requirements for your Monash course, you should consider undertaking an approved English proficiency test such as Academic IELTS, Internet based TOEFL or the Pearson Test of English (Academic).
If you have completed several types of English proficiency tests over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted, as long as it has been taken within 24 months prior to your Monash course commencement date. The highest English result will be accepted if it meets our entry requirements and is provided in time for assessment.
Our English language requirements page provides additional information.
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At Monash, we offer you more than an academic experience. Students who study at Monash are supported and encouraged and supported to explore a full range of opportunities.
Clubs and societies
A great way to get involved in university life is to join one of the over 100 student-run clubs, societies and groups. Whether you want to socialise, get political, stay active, practice, perform, or play, there's a group waiting for your membership.
Whether you enjoy keeping fit or playing social sport, there are a range of opportunities for you at Monash from novice levels to more competitive competitions – you could even end up at the Annual University games.
If you're interested in experiencing studying overseas, you can make the most of Monash University’s extensive international networks. There are 150 partner universities in more than 30 countries.
Volunteer your time
Change your community, connect with others or create new skills via the over a thousand volunteer opportunities at Monash.
All students have access to English Connect, a free service offering several co-curricular programs focusing on developing communication skills, academic and conversational language in cultural contexts. Programs include conversation classes, grammar and academic writing sessions, speaking with confidence workshops and sessions examining employment language.
Monash Cultural inclusion
Monash University is focused on providing a culturally diverse community free from race-based discrimination and harassment. There are a range of services and initiatives for international students to assist in creating a more inclusive university community and provide support where needed.
Safety and security
Monash University is committed to the safety and security of its community. That’s why there are a number of initiatives in place to ensure your safety and security across all campuses. We have Monash Security officers patrolling each of our campuses 24/7, there is also a security escort service and courtesy buses available to assist you get around the campus after dark. You also have access to the Monash bSafe app.
To find out the cost of our courses, you can head to the international course fee calculator.
Monash University has a wide range of merit and equity-based scholarships available for both Australian and international students. They’re designed to help you make university life much easier and help you get the most out of all the opportunities that come your way during your time at university.
Whether you’re looking to stay in one of the many on-campus accommodation options, or to rent a place off-campus, there are plenty of accommodation options to suit your needs.
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