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Monash University

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year

Overview:

Monash University is Australia’s largest university and is ranked in the world’s top 1% of universities – 84th in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2018-19). Every year, Monash hosts over 1000 Study Abroad and Exchange students coming from countries as diverse as England, USA, Germany, Japan, and Brazil. Students at Monash can choose to do just about any subject across their 10 faculties (departments), from arts and business to science and medicine.

Monash is located in Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital. There’s something about Melbourne that captures the hearts of everyone. Whether you like fashion, art, sports, or nature, Melbourne offers experiences that will fill your Instagram feed with unforgettable memories. Explore the city for hidden street art, its architecture, bustling cafes, and vibrant arts scene or even catch a world class event such as the Australian Open.

Academic Details:

Monash University is all about choice. The university offers more than 6000 units (subjects) across 8 campuses in Australia (and Malaysia). You could study the aeronautics of Seahawk helicopters, Japanese linguistics, Australian Indigenous art and design, the economics of climate change, the challenges of child and youth development in third-world countries, and much more. (Source: https://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/inbound/international-exchange)

Monash is also in the top one percent of business employability education providers. Monash is the only Group of Eight university with triple crown international business accreditation within the Faculty of Business and Economics, with AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA accreditation.

In terms of academic disciplines, Monash is ranked:

  • the best university in Australia for engineering and technology (Times Higher Education, 2017-2018)
  • the best university in Australia for chemistry (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2015)
  • 2nd in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 14th in the world for education (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 18th in the world for nursing (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 22nd in the world for performing arts (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 23rd in the world for accounting and finance (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 24th in the world for chemical engineering (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 24th in the world for anatomy (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 26th in the world for law (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 29th in the world for business (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 29th in the world for medicine (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 36th in the world for chemistry (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 37th in the world for statistics (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 38th in the world for psychology (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • equal 46th in the world for clinical, pre-clinical medicine and health (Times Higher Education, 2017-2018)
  • equal 48th in the world for materials science (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • equal 48th in the world for social policy (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • 49th in the world for earth sciences (QS Subject rankings 2018)
  • equal 94th in the world for business and economics (Times Higher Education, 2017-2018)

Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognized for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate  studies  than  graduates from other Australian universities. (Source: https://www.monash.edu/study/why-choose-monash/our-rankings)

Housing Details:

If you’d like to be in the thick of it, if study is your main objective and you are not a fan of commuting, on-campus accommodation might be right for you. Living on campus in the halls of residence will immerse you in campus life. You’ll be shoulder-to-shoulder with other exchange students, international students, and domestic students, so you’ll make friends fast. The Halls Cafe is close by and offers budget friendly food that’s also Halal certified by the Monash University mosque. Life is fun in the halls with tons of social events and activities in which you can participate, and moving in is easy because your room is already furnished when you arrive. You can also take advantage of free TV, internet, and Foxtel (pay-tv). They’ll even wash your linen for you each week. (Source: https://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/inbound/life-at-monash/accommodation)

Eligibility:

  • Sophomore standing
  • Completed at least two semesters at UHM (variable for postgraduates)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

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