How to apply and entry requirements

Regardless of the program you choose, ensure you have adequate time to prepare. The application process, from the time you start researching opportunities to the point of submitting an application may take four to six months. However, this may be efficiently completed in merely a few weeks if you are well prepared, informed and organised.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to participate in an intercampus exchange program, you must have:

  • completed at least 48 credit points of your course at Monash
  • achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60%
  • an active enrolment in a Monash undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at any Monash campus
  • your overseas study plan approved by your school(s) so that you are able to receive credit towards your degree
  • selected units that will ensure you are doing a full time load of on-campus units (18 or 24 credit points)
  • been assessed by Monash Abroad as a suitable representative of your home campus
  • only one active semester-length overseas study application (i.e. exchange, intercampus exchange, or campus transfer) with Monash for the same study period.

Other factors to consider

  • Please note that Engineering students must submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to their school and be selected before completing the Monash Abroad application form.
  • The School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine and Health Sciences have a quota on the number of students from Monash Malaysia who are able to go on intercampus exchange to Australia each semester. Please contact your respective course management offices for more information.
  • Some schools may not permit you to undertake overseas study in the final semester of your course, therefore, please check with your course management office before completing your application.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Depending on your country of origin, if you are applying for an intercampus exchange to Australia, you may be required to provide your IELTS results. You should check with the Australian Immigration Department and schedule for an IELTS test as early as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

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Creating your study plan

Your study plan is the list of units you plan to study while on intercampus exchange and forms part of your application. While the study plan sits within your application form, you need to have it approved and signed off by your course management office before you can submit the form and supporting documentation to Monash Abroad Malaysia. The submission deadline to your school is normally a month before the Monash Abroad application deadline.

When developing your study plan, you should consider the following:

  • The Monash campus you plan to go to offer different units, at different levels.
  • Ensure the units are offered and available at the campus in the semester you plan to go.
  • Study elective units while abroad as it is more flexible and easier to obtain approval from your school.
  • You must do a full time load (18-24 credit points) of on-campus units only.
  • Be aware of any unit restrictions or limitations and ensure you meet these before selecting the unit.
  • Choose twice as many units than you would actually need to study. This is to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances such as cancellation of classes/units, timetable clashes that could lead to non – fulfilment of enrolment quotas.