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Program Overview


Looking for an urban, big-university experience in an easy-going city that adores art and sport? Monash, one of Australia’s Group of Eight, is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious schools, with more than 6,000 courses on two Melbourne campuses. Ideal for progressive thinkers and known for social consciousness, innovation, and industry connections.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Fall: April 1
Spring: Oct. 15

Minimum GPA


Credit load



Residence Hall/Dormitory, Single Room Option

Instruction language


Language prerequisites


Visa required?

Yes. Learn More.

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CHART Your Course
Find the classes you need fast with CHART. Our easy-to-use tool shows you classes recently taken by IFSA students

Open the Monash University online course catalog to explore the available class options.

You can search by campus within the course catalog, keep these things in mind:

Monash’s main campus is Clayton, but you’re also able to take classes at the Caulfield campus; the commute is about 15 minutes and there are free shuttle buses that run frequently. You may also take classes at Berwick, but the commute is about 25 minutes. Classes at the Parkville or Peninsula campuses may be possible, but please be aware that the commutes are very long (up to 1.5 hours) and students may find it difficult to fit in any other classes on the same day. All art and design classes are offered at the Caulfield Campus (all art courses require a portfolio).

Credit Conversion
A full course load at Monash University is 24 points for the semester (equivalent to 15-16 U.S. semester credit hours). The number of courses you will take depends on the individual credit value of the course you select.

3 MU points = 2 U.S. semester credit hours
4 MU points = 2.5 U.S. semester credit hours
6 MU points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
8 MU points = 5 U.S. semester credit hours
10 MU points = 6.25 U.S. semester credit hours
12 MU points = 8 U.S. semester credit hours

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.


Australian Government | Department of Education | CRICOS: 00008C
Australian Government | Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency | TEQSA: PRV12140

Monash University has class restrictions in certain faculties and disciplines. Click here to view the list of restrictions. In addition, fourth-year 4000 courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these classes as an undergraduate study abroad student. Your classes must be offered at the Clayton or Caulfield campuses.



  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) full-time year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

The Monash University will consider applicants with a GPA from 2.7 to 2.99 with additional application materials.

Recommendation Letter
Not required.


Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects classes taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.


Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.


  • Melbourne City Discovery Tour: Discover the hidden laneways, jazz and wine bars, graffiti lanes and more that make Melbourne eclectic and exciting. Orient yourself with visits to architectural landmarks like Town Hall and Parliament House, and the idyllic botanical gardens.
  • Wheelers Centre and State Library Victoria Visit: The Wheelers Centre describes itself as “the cornerstone of Australia’s literary activity,” and hosts engaging speakers and story makers that promote deep thought. Plus, see the State Library Victoria’s dynamic learning space, complete with free study spaces, Wi-Fi, and events.
  • Queen Victoria Night Market: Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to experience multicultural Melbourne and its noted food culture. Through cultural reflection, you’ll learn about the theory of everyday multiculturalism and how to recognize it.
  • First Peoples Exhibit at Melbourne Museum Visit: This fantastic interactive exhibit tells the stories of the First Peoples of Victoria, past and present.
  • NACE Competencies Workshop: Mastering the eight U.S. National Association of Colleges and Employers competencies is essential preparation for college graduates. This IFSA staff workshop helps you make meaningful links between your study abroad experience and career readiness.


  • Great Ocean Road Adventure: Travel to the beautiful coastal town of Anglesea—gateway to the 150-mile-long Australian National Heritage Site— for an unforgettable overnight trip. Stay at an eco-resort and enjoy nocturnal animal spotting, coastal hikes, and fossil hunting on this stunning coast.
  • Penguin Parade and Phillip Island Adventure: Phillip Island is home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world. Every day at dusk, hundreds of penguins waddle from the ocean to their family burrows on Summerland Beach. On this overnight trip, you’ll watch the Penguin Parade, plus visit spectacular local wineries and wildlife parks.
  • AFL Match: Australian football, created by Australian cricket players to stay fit during winter, is Australia’s most popular sport. Before the excursion, you’ll get to know Australian Football League culture and rules—and learn the local team song, sung by the victorious team and its fans at the end of every game.
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sports Museum Tour: This immersive visual journey takes you through the history of Australian sport and its role in Australian culture. Your personalized tour includes a visit to the famous long room, the players changing rooms, and the Ron Casey Media Center.

Housing and Meals


Residence Hall/Dormitory, Single Room Option




IFSA students live in university residence halls, no more than a 15-minute walk from the main campus and university facilities. All rooms are singles.   

Sample housing 

Take a look at Roberts Hall to see what your Monash home might be like: 

  • Location: Near the sports center, about a 10-minute walk to the main campus.
  • Living space: Each student in this 190-person hall has their own bedroom with a single bed, desk, chair, fan, lamp, and storage. Students share bathroom facilities with others on the floor. Complete bedding and towel kit provided.  
  • Meals: No meal plan. Students are responsible for preparing or purchasing their own meals. Lunch and dinner are available at the campus dining hall, and there are other options on campus. For students who like to cook, the hall has a large commercial-style kitchen with individual storage lockers. There are also small utility rooms with refrigerators and toasters throughout the dorm. Students provide basic kitchenware. 
  • Other details: Internet included. 24-hour security. Resident advisors on site. On-site laundry facilities. Common rooms, study room, and outdoor barbecue area. Full calendar of social events and activities. 

Dates and Fees

Term begins
Term ends
Program costs
Application deadline
Fall 2024
July 8, 2024
November 16, 2024
Spring 2025
Mid-Feb. 2025
Late June 2025
$22,525 (estimated)
Oct. 15, 2024

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Danielle Jones

Enrollment Counselor