IMPORTANT: This program has an early deadline (October 1). Click "Apply Now" above to begin your MU online study abroad application and receive further instructions on the program-specific application process.
Established in 1961, Monash University is known as one of Australia’s largest and most academically challenging universities. Monash is positioned in the top 1% of world universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is a proud member of the Group of Eight - Australia’s leading universities in research, scholarship and teaching. The university is also one of the most diverse universities in the country, offering a variety of high quality programs from its 10 faculties (the Australian term for what we know as colleges): Arts, Arts and Design, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Science.
The university has six campuses throughout Australia and serves more than 48,000 students including 12,000 international students from 100 countries. Exchange students have access to an extensive orientation program that includes field trips, dinners and other social events. Students can take classes at any of the six campuses, although the most popular ones are Clayton and Caufield. These are Monash’s largest campuses and offer the widest variety of classes. These two campuses also offer a rich array of sporting, cultural and educational events. Students are encouraged to join one of the 180 student clubs, societies or associations.
Monash University Careers and Employment offers a vast range of facilities, programs and resources to help you find part-time or casual work while you study and assistance in finding full-time employment after you graduate.
Monash also provides the following services to all students:
Computer labs: Students do not need to bring a laptop because computer facilities provide students with access to word processing, e-mail and the Internet.
Library access: The university has eight libraries distributed in its six Australian campuses. Monash houses more than 2.6 million items.
Other services: legal advice, religious services, health services, community services and the Monash Mates program, which pairs an exchange student with a current Monash student.
The weekend before classes begin, Monash hosts a welcome orientation for new students, including campus tours. You will receive more information before departure.
Monash University is a comprehensive university offering courses in a wide range of subject areas. Generally courses are 6 credits, the equivalent of 4 U.S. credits and a full course load for the semester is 24 Monash credits (4 courses).
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Visit the Monash course offerings page for more information.
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA to accommodate adapting to new educational systems and cultural norms, it is vital to your Marquette experience that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better. At your host institution this is a score of 50, the minimum passing grade. You cannot audit or take pass/fail classes at your host institution.
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. This program runs on the Australian Credit system. Australian credits equate to Marquette credits at a 1.6:1 ratio. Most Monash classes are 6 credits, which equals 3.75 MU Credits. You will be required to take four, 6-credit courses while studying in Australia to remain a full-time student (15 MU Credits). Participants are reminded that there are multiple requirements that all must be met to qualify for graduation at Marquette University including, but not limited to, the following:
- Required coursework is different than the number of credits to be completed. (i.e. Core, College & Major/Minor course requirements). To fulfill a specific course requirement, a course taken abroad which counts as 2.5 or more MU credits can fulfill a Marquette 3-credit course requirement (ex: ENGL 1001); however, the number of credits applied towards your graduation credit total will be the exact number of credits earned (ex: 6 Monash credits will count as 3.75 Marquette credits towards the credit total.)
- Required number of credits completed (i.e. required degree credits, upper division credits, residency credits, etc.). To fulfill the number of credits completed, a course taken abroad which counts as 3.75 MU credits will count as 3.75 credits earned toward the credit total requirements.
- Due to this discrepancy, students who have studied abroad may find that although they have completed the necessary course graduation requirements, additional credits may need to be taken to complete the necessary credit graduation requirements. Any questions regarding this process must be addressed in advance of participation in a program abroad with the appropriate College representative.
- Required GPA (i.e. Undergraduate degree, College-specific and major-specific GPA requirements). Grades received at Monash University will not count toward a Marquette University student’s GPA; however, graduate schools, law schools, and medical schools, as well as volunteer corps and employers may request GPAs and grades from abroad and may use them to calculate an alternative cumulative GPA for you that is required by that program.
Monash has a special arrangement with Monash Residential Services which means that exchange and study abroad students are given priority for accommodation at the Clayton campus. Students who complete the on-campus accommodation section of the Monash Abroad application form and submit it to Monash Abroad by the due date will generally receive a place, although this is not guaranteed. All Monash residence halls provide single bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchens and lounge rooms. Visit their website for more information here
UG Semester Tuition (17/18 rates) * $19,665.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $190.00
Room and Board $5,500.00
UG Semester Tuition (17/18 rates) * $19,665.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $152.00
Room and Board $5,500.00
Melbourne, Australia is noted for its vitality, diversity and sophistication. The city’s wealth dates from the 1860-1890 gold rush. Melbourne residents regard their home as the country’s most elegant, cultured and modern city. The way of life in this city has been highly influenced by the people of more than 140 countries that have moved to Melbourne. This multiplicity has made its mark. Various cultural influences can be found in the architecture, cuisine and arts, making Melbourne a city of contrast that has something to offer every taste.
Also known as the “City of Arts”, Melbourne is the leader in offering cultural activities in the Asia-Pacific region. It features many works of contemporary artists in art, design, and theater. It is also a city known for its famous cultural events including the Summer Music Festival at the Victorian Arts Center, the St. Kilds festival, the Victoria St. Lunar festival, the Italian Lygon St. Festa, Oktoberfest, and many others.