You are now part of the Monash family! Uni life can seem complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash Malaysia. It guides you through everything you need to do to get yourself comfortable, right up until Week 4 of your first semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics and click on the blocks to discover the important (and fun!) bits to get settled in quickly.

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General studies

We hope that you’ve been having an enjoyable Orientation Week so far! Did you know that some of the exciting events during Orientation Week such as Jom Makan, and Jalan-Jalan KL can be counted towards the completion of some General Studies units? What a great way to get a head-start on these requirements!

Make sure you attend our General Studies Briefing sessions to find out more! (check your Orientation Planner to lock in your preferred sessions)

Enrolment FAQ

How do I enrol in General Studies?

To successfully complete one of your General Studies units, you need to make sure that you are already enrolled in them first. How do you enroll? Well, the same as you would for any other unit!

Just log into your Web Enrolment System (WES), and choose your General Studies unit from the list of available sessions. Be mindful, however, that spaces may be limited each semester, so enroll quickly to secure your spot!

What are the implications of my performance in General Studies on my degree?

Simply put, none. Although it is compulsory for you to pass these units, your General Studies grades are not included in the calculation of your overall GPA.

However, if you have done well in these units and would like to have them reflected in your academic transcript, you can put in a request to have them included prior to your graduation.

Under what circumstances can I apply for an exemption?

As a rule of thumb, you can only obtain an exemption from General Studies if:

  1. You are a local student who have already scored a minimum Credit “C” for your SPM Bahasa Melayu (only applicable for MPU 3212 National Language A).
  2. You have already completed your General Studies requirements at another institution (applicable for all General Studies units)

Eligible exemptions for MPU 3212 National Language A will be processed upon admission to Monash University Malaysia, while exemptions for other units can be handled on a case-by-case basis by your respective Course Management Offices.

For more information, please visit our website, or speak to one of our friendly desk-staff at the Malaysia Immersion Hub (Building 2, Level 6, Room 44)