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Established in 1958, Monash is a public research university situated in Melbourne. Being Australia’s largest university, Monash has more staff, more students, more courses and more campuses around the globe than any other Australian university, making it a favorable choice for students who are seeking to continue their higher education in Australia

The university has completed a journey from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse, offering several world-class research platforms ranging from electron microscopy and wind tunnels to market research and industrial design facilities. 

With six Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, the courses at Monash have an international focus, providing students access to research collaborations, global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities. 

Ideas such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines, which are developed at Monash have been commercialized and are making a difference to the world we live in.

Monash University Rankings

Monash is ranked at:

According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Monash is ranked at: 

  • 75th globally in the World University Rankings 2020
  • Ranked at #6 in the world in the Golden Age university ranking 2019

Monash stands at #73 globally and third in Australia in Shanghai Ranking's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2019-2020, Monash is placed - 

  • 58th globally 
  • 17th in the world for Nursing 
  • 16th in the world for Education

Quick Fact: Monash stands among the top 1% of universities worldwide


Type of UniversityPublic
Year of Establishment1958
Total Student Population (On-campus)70,535+
Percentage of International Student Population39%
Estimated Acceptance Rate40%
Total Number of Faculty Members (Full-time Enrollment)3,950
Student-Faculty Ratio18:1
Number of Campuses (Domestic)6
Number of Campuses (International)4
Number of Scholarships Awarded4,600
Number of Scholarship Recipients6,461
Official Websitemonash.edu

Programs, Campuses, and Accommodations


With 10 academic faculties, the university is known to provide 139 undergraduate, 151 graduate, and about 66 double degree courses. The total number of enrollments in each faculty is mentioned below:

Monash University Student Enrollment

The University’s wide range of courses allows students to match their studies with their ambitions. 

Quick Fact: Monash academics supervise almost 5000 research (HDR) students, making it the 3rd largest provider of graduate research programs in Australia.


Started with only one campus, the university now boasts six domestic and four international campuses. 

  • Clayton Campus - Established in 1958 it is known to be the biggest Monash campus globally with an enrollment of more than 30,000 students each year. 
  • Caulfield Campus - Began in 1922 as the Caulfield Technical Campus it is now considered as Monash’s second-biggest campus globally. The campus offers a wide range of courses from five faculties. 
  • Peninsula Campus - Situated 40 km south of Melbourne, the campus originally started in 1973 as a teachers college at Frankston, then gained recognition in the early 1980s and now has more than 3500 students. 
  • Parkville Campus - With a recent development worth of 35 Million USD, the Parkville campus is known for its world-class research labs and teaching spaces. The campus surrounded by hospitals and parks it is within a walking distance from the city’s inner suburbs. 
  • Law Chambers
  • 271 Collins Street

International Locations:

  • Malaysia Campus
  • Southeast University - MU Joint Graduate School, China
  • IITB Monash Academy, India
  • Prato Centre, Italy


Monash Residential Services offers a wide range of accommodations for international students who are studying in Australia. Students can choose to live on or off the university campus.

On-campus accommodations:

The university offers accommodation in shared residential halls and colleges with and without catering. Students can choose to live in self-contained, self-catered units. Below mentioned are a few of the accommodation options for students who are looking forward to studying at Monash: 

Australian Campuses: Monash’s Australian campuses offer both traditional style and studio-style accommodations. While the traditional residence halls provide students with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and lounges, urban accommodation has fully furnished self-contained apartments with private kitchen and bathroom. 

Sunway Campus (Malaysia): The university’s Malaysia campus provides comfortable and affordable accommodation options within walking distance. These include Sunway-managed residential options that offer modern living spaces. Students can also look for other accommodation options such as Southrop Residencies or try Hostel Hunting. 

South Africa Location: Students at Monash SA can choose from either of the two options:

  • Four bedroom apartments 
  • Six bedroom apartments 

Being the heart of the campus, on-campus accommodation boasts a modern style and offers safety and comfort. 

Off-campus: The university includes off-campus living options such as:

  • private rentals
  • specialized student apartments
  • homestay accommodation

Furthermore, students who choose to live off-campus can also look out for suburbs close to Monash campuses : 

  • Caulfield campus: Carnegie, Glen Huntly, Malvern East, Balaclava, Caulfield North and East, Murrumbeena, St Kilda, and Prahran
  • Clayton campus: Notting Hill, Mulgrave, Clayton, Clayton North and South, and Oakleigh
  • Peninsula campus: Frankston, Frankston North, and Karingal.
  • Berwick campus: Narre Warren and Beaconsfield
  • Parkville campus: Melbourne Central Business District (CBD), Brunswick, Carlton, and Princess Hill

These suburbs surround the university campuses, so they're good places to look for accommodation.

Monash University Admission Process

Where to Apply: The university has a separate page dedicated to international applicants. Whether UG, PG or an International Exchange student, you can easily apply to any of the categories provided on Monash’s application website.

When to Apply: Since the university has a rolling deadline for its international applicants, students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year. 

The exact dates may vary, thus, it is advised to contact the respective faculty for the same.

Students can check the progress and outcome of their application by logging into the application portal.

Application Fee: All international applicants are required to deposit an application fee of 69 USD

How to Apply: As an international student, you must meet all the entry requirements for the course and general entry to university. Some courses have extra requirements such as portfolio, personal statement, or an interview. 

Candidates would need to provide the below-mentioned application details to get admission at Monash University : 

  • Course code
  • Name of the course
  • Start date
  • Campus
  • Copy of documents specified in the course entry requirements (e.g. results, certificates, related employment)
  • A copy of your passport
  • Evidence you meet the English language requirements
TestMinimum Overall Score
TOEFL - IBT; PBT79;550
Cambridge English – CAE; CPE176;176
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Monash University Tuition and Living Expenses

Course Fee for a few popular programs at Monash are mentioned below in a tabulated format: 

Undergraduates : 

CourseFee Per Credit Point(USD)Total Course Fee (USD)
Bachelor of Engineering63731,848
Bachelor of Business Administration62331,156
Bachelor of Law58129,079
Bachelor of Science60230,117
Bachelor of Computer Science59229,633

Graduates :

CourseFee Per Credit Point (USD)Total Course Fee (USD)
Master of Marketing63031,502
Master of Architecture56728,387
Master of Laws61630,810
Master of Mathematics61630,810
Master of Clinical Pharmacy44122,086
Master of Business63431,710

Other expenses such as room and board, transport, and communication expenses are mentioned below :

Shared Apartment; Studio Apartment7,292 - 7,485;
8,202 - 9,999
Other Living Expenses455

Scholarships/Financial Aids

Finding scholarships at Monash is pretty easy as compared to other university websites.

ScholarshipEligibility CriteriaScholarship Value
Monash International Merit ScholarshipMinimum a WAM* of 85; Application statement of 500 words6,923 USD/year
Engineering International UG ScholarshipMust have a minimum ATAR* of 94.00; Minimum WAM of 70%6,923 USD/year
India - Monash Business School Undergraduate ScholarshipImpeccable academic achievement; Maintain a minimum WAM of 65%6,923 USD/year (for a maximum of two years)
Monash International Leadership ScholarshipA separate application form is needed; Students enrolled in the Faculty of Business or Medicine and Health Sciences are not eligible;100% of the course fees

*WAM - Weighted Average Mark is the average mark you achieve across the units you have completed in your course.

*ATAR - Australian Tertiary Admission Rank or The ATAR is a ranking of high school (year 12) results that measure your overall academic achievement compared with all other final year students in Australia (excluding Queensland).

Work While you Study

Students can obtain the opportunity to access jobs while studying at Monash. The work-study program at the university allows registered students to apply for a range of casual jobs within the University.

Gaining real work experience, building employability skills, and jump-starting your career are just a few of the benefits you could avail while working at Monash.

What sort of job would you be doing? 

Choose from a wide variety of jobs available, including:

  • service desk officer
  • marketing assistant
  • research assistant.

In case of any vacancy, students are notified directly by the Jobs for Students team.

Who can register for the program? 

All current Monash students are eligible to join the Jobs for Students program.

How to register for work-study?

Interested candidates can join the Jobs for Students program by following the trail mentioned below and upload a resume to get started:

Monash University Website>Future Work>Career Connect>Register for program


Monash University accepts application in Summer and Winter Season. The university has a total enrollment of 78,257 students enrolled in various undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. Areas of study available at the university are Engineering, Law, Information Technology, Science, Art, Design & Architecture, Education and Medicine.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 40%.
  • Applicants can apply via University application portal.
  • The minimum age requirement for students seeking admissions is 17 years.
  • For applicants below the age of 17, additional pathways for admission are available.


Application PortalUG - applicant.connect.monash.edu.au
PG - monashpartner.force.com
Application fee$100
Acceptance rate40%
Academic calendarsemester-based
Intake seasonsSummer/Winter 
Work experienceRequired for MBA program
Payment optionsCredit card/EFTPOS

Monash University Admission Deadlines

The general deadlines for admission are given below:

SemesterApplication deadline
SummerJanuary 15  (coursework students)
February 28 (Ph.D. and research masters students only)
Winter July 31 (coursework students)
October 31 (Ph.D. and research masters students only)
Mid-year applications7 June 2019 (5 pm)
MBARound 1 - May 31
Round 2 - July 31
Round 3 - September 30 

Monash University International Admissions

Monash University has 22,859 international students coming from different countries.

To apply for admissions, international students need to provide the below documents while submitting their applications:

  • Course code
  • Name of the course
  • Course start date
  • Copy of documents which has been specified in the course entry requirements
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • Certificate of secondary school results and academic transcripts.
  • Age requirement: At the time of enrollment, the student must be 17 years of age.

English Language Proficiency requirements:

The minimum scores for the English Language Proficiency tests have been mentioned below.

TestMinimum Overall scoreMinimum Band/Component Score
IELTS 6.5Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0
Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0 
TOEFL(PBT)550Test of Written English: 4.5 
TOEFL(iBT)79Writing: 21, Listening: 12
Reading: 13, Speaking: 18 
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58No PTE communicative skills score below 50 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176No skill score below 169 
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 169No skill score below 169

Visa Process for International Students:

  • International applicants have to apply for their visa online through the Department of Home Affairs online Application system.
  • Students need to meet the General Temporary Entrant requirement/GTE.
  • A personal statement addressing the GTE is required to be submitted.
  • Applicants need to provide the following documents for GTE:
    • Copy of passport
    • High school transcripts/certificates
    • Proof of financial support/previous employment details
    • Bank statements
  • Students can apply for a student visa as soon as they get a Confirmation for Enrolment by the university.
  • To submit the visa application, students will also require the Overseas Student Health Cover/ OSHC.

Monash University Undergraduate Admissions

Monash University offers 139 undergraduate courses to its students. The minimum age requirement and the basic application procedure is the same for all the courses.

Admission requirements:

  • The student should be 17 years of age.
  • Should provide academic transcripts of High School.
CourseAcademic requirements
Accounting English and Mathematics subjects
Actuarial scienceA study score of at least 30 in English
A study score of at least 25 in one of the Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics.
Architectural DesignA study score of at least 30 in English. 
Biomedical ScienceA study score of at least 30 in English 
A study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods
A study score of at least 25 in Chemistry
Business AdministrationA study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL
Satisfactory completion in 2 units (any combination) of General Mathematics 
Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics
Engineering A study score of at least 30 in English
A study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods
A study score of at least 25 in Chemistry or Physics

Monash University Graduate Admissions

Monash University offers 157 graduate courses to the students along with various Ph.D. and Doctorate courses. Each course has its own requirements which should be fulfilled in order to seek admission. The different graduate courses along with necessary requirements have been mentioned below.

CourseAcademic requirements
MBAOfficial transcripts,
Work experience, Two LORs
Banking and FinanceAn Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) and achieved a weighted average mark of 60% or an equivalent grade point average (GPA)
Forensic MedicineA Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and current employment in clinical practice with a minimum of 3 years experience satisfactory proof of appropriate current professional medical registration in your current country of residence and practice.
Masters of Human Resource Management.An Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification and a minimum of two years of work experience 
Master of designBachelor's degree in any field

The university assesses international application against the minimum age, English, and academic entry requirements. If all the documents are requirements are fulfilled then the university will make a full offer. An email will be sent to the applicant.

If the university does not offer an applicant a full offer immediately, the applicant may receive a conditional offer. A conditional offer means the applicant must submit more information in order to receive a full offer.

If the applicant is not successful for first-course preference, the university will assess for the next preference on the application form, or for a pathway program through Monash College.