Exchange Program

Melbourne South Wharf at dusk

What is exchange?

Monash has student exchange agreements with more than 100 partner universities in 30 countries across Europe, America, Asia and New Zealand. This means you can study a semester in Europe followed by a semester in the Americas, and graduate with a degree that is studied in different continents. All while paying tuition fees to Monash Malaysia.

While overseas on exchange, you will:

  • continue to be enrolled at Monash
  • receive credit for your overseas study towards your Monash degree
  • continue paying your regular tuition fees to Monash Malaysia (in Malaysian Ringgit)

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Where can I go?

Please refer to our exchange partner list to determine if the university of your choice is one of our partners and if they only accept students from a particular discipline of study.

Please note that Monash Malaysia students are not able to go on exchange to the following partner universities :

1. University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

2. All universities in Japan

3. National University of Singapore, Singapore

4. Singapore Management University, Singapore

5. Chulalangkorn University, Thailand

6. Tsinghua University, China

7. China University of Political Science and Law, China

8. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

9. Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Most university partners  in China do not accept applications from Chinese nationals who are Monash University students. Only Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University are flexible with this rule.

Matching up your semesters

Semester dates may vary depending on the university of your choice. For example, while semester one at Monash begins early March, in the USA the spring semester begins in January. However, this would still fit within your Monash semester dates/period.

How much will it cost?

As an approved exchange student, you are eligible for the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarships, and under the exchange arrangement between Monash and our partner university, you are not required to pay additional tuition fees. You will continue to pay your regular Monash Malaysia tuition fees in Malaysian Ringgit. Please note that you may not be eligible to receive the travel scholarship if you are receiving other forms of financial assistance.

Entry requirements

Special considerations

Ready to apply?

Find out more about key dates, eligibility, the nomination and selection process, and how to apply.

Application Deadlines

Application Type


Study plan due to your Course Management Office

Completed application due to Monash Abroad

International Exchange


15 April

07 June


15 October

07 December

Short term International Exchange to Partner Universities

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Once Monash Abroad has assessed your application, you will be contacted with an outcome and be nominated to your first preference university or a suitable alternative.  Please note that nominations are completed on a rolling basis.

Nominations may take until end of October (Semester 1 programs) or end of April (Semester 2 programs) to be finalised.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Exchange

Here are some the questions commonly asked by our students considering exchange at a partner university.

What happens after I apply?

You've submitted your application form. What happens next?