Inbound Study Abroad and Exchange

Discover great study opportunities here at Monash Arts


Inbound Study Abroad and Exchange

Thinking about coming to Australia to further your studies? Monash Arts offers students a great range of subjects and study options in and around Melbourne. Why choose Monash Arts? Monash is ranked in the top 1% of Universities globally.

Study Abroad Certificate program

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Why Monash Arts?

Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities*, located in the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne, which was also voted the ‘best city for students’**.

We are ranked in the top 40 for Arts & Humanities, top 30 for Social Sciences, top 35 for Media Studies & Journalism.

Yet there is more to Monash University than numbers and rankings, Monash is a community of inclusion, innovation, optimism, encouragement and achievement.

If your ambition is to explore the world of ideas, cultures and places in an environment where you will be inspired, supported and challenged, then Monash Arts is the place to be.

*According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/16
** according to QS Best Student City survey




The Monash Prato Experience: European and EU Studies

Why not complete a unique experience at our dedicated study centre in Prato, Italy.

Here you can study a wide range of units focusing on Europe and European Union studies, all within the heart of an 18th century Italian medieval city, located in the picturesque landscape of Tuscany.

Prato is also within easy reach of other famous Italian cities like Florence, Pisa & Lucca, making it a great base to tour Europe when you’ve finished.

Visit the Prato website  for details regarding this fantastic program.

Are you a Postgraduate Student?

Are you undertaking a postgraduate course and wish to undertake study units with the Faculty of Arts?

Please contact the Arts faculty to discuss further:

How to apply

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Monash English Bridging (MEB) is ideal if you have met the academic requirements for Monash College or Monash University, but have narrowly missed the English requirements.

This course will help you develop the English language and academic skills needed for Diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degrees of research courses at Monash.

Under Australian, Malaysian and South African visa rules, as an exchange or study abroad student you must be enrolled full-time throughout your stay. A normal full-time load at Monash is 24 credit points (four units/subjects), but 18 credit points (three units/subjects) is permitted. You cannot enrol in more than 24 credit points per semester.

Some units have restrictions that apply to exchange and study abroad students – find out more about academic considerations. You will be assessed by your Faculty as to your eligibility for these units.

The Monash handbook contains everything you’ll need to know about every unit offered at Monash, including:

  • unit code
  • faculty
  • credit points
  • study hours
  • semester(s) offered
  • campus(es) where the units are taught
  • any prerequisites
  • a description of what you’ll study
  • assessment requirements

The hours you’ll spend in class, and in self-directed study, vary depending on the type of class you’re taking (check the unit’s handbook entry for specific details), but generally:

  • 1 or 2 x 1 hour lectures
  • 1 x 1 hour tutorial
  • 3 – 5 hours of private study and reading

If you are a Study Abroad student you pay fees directly to Monash, if you are an Exchange student you don’t pay fees to Monash. For fee information:

For information about exchange partners in the USA please see:

For all information about all other countries please see:

Monash uses the following grading scale:

Grade Percentage score GPA value
High distinction (HD) 80 – 100% 4
Distinction (D) 70 – 79% 3
Credit (C) 60 – 69% 2
Pass (P) 50 – 59% 1
Fail (N) 0 - 49% 0.3

Please see the following website for a list of pre-approved units:

All other units will be assessed by the Faculty coordinator.

Yes, however, you must complete and Enrolment Amendment form and submit it to the Arts Student Service Counter on your campus. The study abroad/exchange coordinator will assess your eligibility then you will be informed by email if the change is processed.

Finding accommodation is one of the scariest parts of going on exchange or study abroad. We know this, so we’ve made it easy as possible for your find the home that will suit you best during your times at Monash. You can choose to live on campus:

Or you may prefer off campus:

Living in Australia can be expensive, so it’s a good idea to prepare a budget before you arrive. You can use the following tables as a guide: