Global Summer and Winter Programs

What are Global Summer Programs (GSP) and Global Winter Programs (GWP)?

Study for a short period overseas at one of our partner universities, in either the Monash winter (June-July) or summer (December-February) breaks. These experiences are usually worth between 6 and 12 credits, depending on the duration of the program.

How do they work?

You may study a core or an elective unit of your choice abroad that fit into your current Monash course. Transfer of credits back to your degree is subject to approval by your School. The duration of the programs is typically two to four weeks, however it may vary and the programs are often conducted during semester breaks.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to transfer credits back to your degree, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have obtained School's approval for transfer of credits prior to your commencement of the program. It may not be possible to obtain approval after you have commenced the program.

For all successfully completed units abroad, your grades will be recorded on your Monash transcript as Satisfied Faculty Requirements (SFR).

Where can I go and what can I learn?

Refer to the Monash Abroad Portal (MAP) Global Summer and Winter Programs website for available program options.

As of 1 January 2020, only GSPs and GWPs that have been pre-approved by Monash Abroad and available in the MAP can be taken. This is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the programs available to students.

You should check that the duration of your preferred program does not overlap with exam dates in Semester 1 and the commencement (of study period) of Semester 2 at Monash Malaysia. If you are unsure, please check with your School's course management office as to whether your participation in the GSP or GWP would affect Monash's course requirements.

How much will it cost?

There are three different participation modes for summer and winter schools. These modes determine how costs and fees are paid. The mode of delivery may also impact how you apply as well as how you are enrolled.


You pay tuition fees to Monash Malaysia for the relevant number of units completed. You will pay all other associated program and administration fees directly to the host. Program costs will vary depending on the duration, destination and host institution.

Not all summer and winter schools have exchange spots available. Therefore, speak to Monash Abroad to clarify the arrangements in place for your preferred program.

Study Abroad

You are responsible for paying all associated fees, generally directly to the host institution. For programs in Europe, the USA, and the UK, the tuition fees can often be quite expensive.


Check our Funding webpage to see if there are any Monash Abroad travel grants available for short term programs.

* Do not pay any deposits or finalise travel arrangements (e.g. book flights, accommodation, etc.) until you have received Monash Abroad acceptance/approval and where necessary, obtained a visa. Monash Abroad will not be held responsible for any costs incurred as a result of an unsuccessful application.


Check that you meet the eligibility requirements for overseas short term study:

  • 60+ WAM at time of application
  • 24 credit points achieved at time of application and 48 credits achieved at time of departure
  • must be enrolled as a Monash student for the duration of the program
  • participate on credit-bearing basis. Any non-credit participation will not be considered by Monash Abroad.
  • you may also be required to meet additional host/partner eligibility requirements

Ready to apply?

If you have questions about the application process, you are encouraged to start making enquiries early:

ProgramMake enquiries byApplication deadline
(Step 3 below)
Summer school in June or JulyFebruary in the year of the intended program commencementCheck your preferred GSP or GWP brochure on MAP for the relevant deadline
Winter school in December, January or FebruaryJuly in the year prior to the intended program commencementCheck your preferred GSP or GWP brochure on MAP for the relevant deadline

Steps to apply