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Monash University – Malaysia

Program Terms:

Spring Semester, Fall Semester & Academic Year


Monash University is a premier research-intensive Australian university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The institution is also a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8). Established in 1998, Monash – Malaysia is the third largest campus of Australia’s largest university and the first foreign university campus in Malaysia that operates in partnership with the Sunway Education Group. Bordering Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia, Malaysia is considered the crossroads of Asia and allows students to travel to multiple countries while studying abroad.  The university has approximately 8,000 students from 70 different countries.

For those who are particularly adventurous, Monash allows students to do one semester in Malaysia, followed by one semester in Australia. Only one application is needed to apply for both. (Source: Monash University ” Welcome to Monash” 2018)

Academic Details:

Monash University’s Malaysia campus offers courses from undergraduate to PhD through the following schools: School of Arts & Social, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Information Technology, School of Pharmacy, School of Science, and the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Exchange students are expected to enroll full-time with 18-24 credits at Monash University. There are localized units that are offered at Monash – Malaysia to provide students a unique exchange experience, including for example, Malaysian Studies, Contemporary Feminisms in Asia, and Media, Power, and Reporting in Southeast Asia from the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Other interesting units include Environmental Science: A Southeast Asian Perspective offered at the School of Science, as well as Leadership in Asia, Business in Asia, and Islamic Marketing offered at the School of Business.

The Malay Language is a non-credit earning unit, ideal for those who wish to learn the local language during their exchange in Malaysia. Students can also take courses in Communications, Engineering, Art, Media, and Film Studies. Moving forward, there may also be a possibility for students to participate in internships while in Malaysia. For more information about this option, please contact the MIX office at (Source: Monash University ” Exchange Program – Malaysia” 2018)

Housing Details:

Exchange students are strongly encouraged to apply for on-campus accommodation in the Sunway Monash Residence, which is located three minutes walk away from the main campus. Students will have the option of staying in either Tower A, with 8 rooms per unit, or Tower B, which is made up of ensuite (duplex) units, each with 5 single rooms with attached bathrooms. Ample space is available as SMR is able to house up to more than 2,000 residents. Residents will have access to gymnasium, swimming pool, and basketball court. The residence has a 24-hour security system. For students who wish to have more independence or are used to living on their own, Monash – Malaysia also runs a few off-campus options for the same or a similar price. (Source: Monash University “Sunway Monash Residence – Malaysia” 2017)


  • Sophomore standing
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

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