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 United Kingdom, Europe, The Americas, 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)

Where can I go?

The Monash Abroad Portal lists all our exchange partners, information about the universities, availability and whether they accept students from any or only a particular discipline of study.


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

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

To be eligible to participate in a semester abroad program you must meet the following criteria presented in the table below. Please note: for Engineering students, the minimum requirements are slightly different - please see below for more information. If you are a transfer student or DHES student, please discuss your eligibility with Monash Abroad.

Special considerations

Key Dates

Exchange SemesterPART A
Complete online application via MAP
(see Step 4 below)
School assessment of draft Study PlanMonash Abroad assessment of applicationsPART B
Complete program requirements in MAP
Semester 1

30 April
(11:59 PM Melbourne time)

May to 
end of June
July to 
end of September
Oct onwards
Semester 2

15 October
(11:59 PM Melbourne time)

Mid-October to 
end of November
December to 
end of March 
April onwards

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.

Ready to apply?

Find out more about how to apply and the nomination and selection process.