You can study a semester or two at any one of Monash's partner universities located in 30 countries across United Kingdom, Europe, The Americas, Asia and New Zealand. 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).
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. Also, remember to check the Restrictions in this page below.
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. You can check for the partner university's semester dates from the Monash Abroad Portal.
Contrary to popular belief, studying overseas won't cost you a fortune! You’re often eligible for the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarships, and under the exchange arrangements Monash has with universities all over the world, you will not have to pay additional tuition fees. All you pay is your normal Monash home campus tuition fees.
Please note that Monash Malaysia students are not able to go on exchange to the following partner universities. This is a general list and for more restrictions, please refer to the Monash Abroad Portal.
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.
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.
|Exchange Semester||Seek course planning advice from School||PART A|
Deadline to apply online via MAP
(see Step 4 below)
|School assessment of Study Plan||Monash Abroad assessment of applications||PART B|
Complete program requirements in MAP
|Semester 1||Feb - Apr|
|mid-May to |
|mid-July to |
end of September
|Semester 2||Jul - Sept|
|Mid-October to |
end of December
|January to |
end of March
You will need to apply for the program one year in advance. E.g. if you are planning to go on exchange in Semester 1, 2022, you will need to apply in Semester 1, 2021.
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.
School or Course Management Office contacts can be found here.
What Happens After You Apply?
After you submit your application to Monash Abroad, you will receive an automated email from the Monash Abroad Portal confirming that you have submitted your application. Your application will go through two rounds of assessment;
- Monash Abroad assessment: meeting the minimum eligibility requirements.
- School assessment: confirmation that the proposed units in your study plan and your course progression plan can be approved.
Once both of these steps are confirmed, you will progress to the allocation phase.