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Program Description


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Quick Facts

To receive priority consideration for this program, Spring applications will be reviewed, after June 15th. Fall applications will be reviewed, after February 1st.  Applications will continue to be accepted through the posted application deadline, if space allows.

  • Monash is one of Australia’s largest universities and ranked in the world’s top 1%.

  • It has approximately 70,000 students.                                                                                              
  • Monash has over 1,000 study abroad and exchange students each year.
  • Monash is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight which is comprised of Australia's leading research universities.

  • Unique Australian course content, including courses such as ATS1259 Exploring Contemporary Australia, that help maximize your study abroad experience.


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Location Details

Monash has five campuses in Australia, and one in Malaysia, at which ASU students can study on exchange. The Clayton campus, located in a suburb of Melbourne, is the largest with a student population of over 33,000 and the most popular with exchange students. Please note that it is possible to take classes at both the Clayton and the Caulfield campuses during the same term as there is a regular university shuttle bus (15-25 minutes each way) between the two. For all other campuses, it is recommended that students take all their classes at one location.

Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, is Australia's second-largest city (population of over 4 million). It is renowned for its restaurants, sports, trams, and a thriving nightlife. The city ranks consistently as one of the world's most liveable on the basis of its culture, climate, cost of living, public transport, and social conditions such as health care and low crime rate. Beautiful parks and gardens are a city feature. On weekends and school breaks, students can learn to surf, visit wineries, see koalas and kangaroos, go hiking or "bushwalking," or shop. In winter, snowboarding and skiing is also available.


Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Monash University offers thousands of classes from its 10 colleges. View the Monash Abroad Course Information for a list of disciplines and Academic Considerations for restrictions and additional information when choosing courses. Access the Monash Handbook to browse units (courses) available and access syllabi.

Glossary of Terms:

  • Semester 1 (Feb-June) = ASU's Spring Semester
  • Semester 2 (July-Nov) = ASU's Fall Semester
  • Units = ASU classes
  • Courses = ASU degree programs or majors
  • Faculties = ASU colleges (e.g., the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Credit points = ASU class credits
  • Tutorial = Class of 5-25 students where an academic leads group discussions and students make individual or group presentations.

When considering your course options, keep the following in mind.

  • Most Australian undergraduate degree programs are 3 years in length.
  • 1000-level courses are introductory (freshman/sophomore), 2000-level courses are comparable to advanced sophomore or junior-level U.S. courses, and 3000-level courses are comparable to senior-level U.S. courses. 1000 level courses are typically equivalent to lower division courses at ASU. 2000 and 3000 level courses are typically equivalent to upper division courses at ASU.
  • Monash students enroll in 3-4 courses per semester or 18-24 credit points.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Monash University will convert to ASU credits and grades.

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Program Housing

Students may choose from a variety of accommodation options from on-campus, off-campus or homestays.

Visit Monash Residential Services for a list of university-managed accommodation options.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, the Academic Year Cost Sheet, or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, the Academic Year Cost Sheet, or the Calendar Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2021 09/10/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 09/10/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2021 02/10/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/10/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed