American studies, Anthropology, Art history, Asian studies, Astronomy, Biology, Business administration, Chemistry, Classical humanities, Communication studies, Economics, Education, English, Environmental sciences, Environmental studies, Exercise and sport science, Geological sciences, Global American studies, Global Cinema Studies, Global studies, History, Human development and family studies, Information systems, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Peace, war, and defense, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious studies, Sociology, Statistics
This program is no longer accepting applications for spring or calendar year 2021.
On this program UNC students directly enroll at Monash University for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the university’s academic, social, and cultural life. You may apply as an exchange student or as a non-exchange/studyabroad student.
No matter your classification, you will take courses alongside degree-seeking Monash students, have access to student housing, and participate in all aspects of student life. The program at Monash offers you the opportunity to enhance your academic journey while studying in Melbourne, Australia’s sporting, education, and cultural capital.
Monash is Australia's most internationalized university. Monash University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities, recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, research and graduate outcomes. The Go8 undertake 70% of all research conducted in Australian universities and over half of all basic research conducted throughout Australia.
A Monash University study abroad experience means you get the best from an established education leader, which has the vigor and relevance of a modern, international university. The Monash Study Abroad Program offers you the opportunity to enhance your academic journey whilst studying in Melbourne, Australia's sporting, educational and cultural capital. Melbourne's affordable living costs and accessibility as a transport hub make it the logical base for your Australian experience.
Clayton is the largest Monash campus and was the first of the University's eight campuses. Clayton, 20kms south east of Melbourne, was the original campus of Monash University. It was established in 1958 and opened its doors for the first time to 363 students in 1961. In less than 40 years, the campus has grown in both size and student population and is now the largest of Monash's eight campuses with more than 20,000 students. Clayton campus offers a unique environment for research, teaching, learning and cultural enrichment where students study in a variety of faculties represented on campus.
Melbourne is Australia's second largest city. In Melbourne, which is the capital city of the state of Victoria, students will experience a vibrant youth culture. A thriving artistic community exists within Melbourne, and many theatres, galleries, and music venues exist throughout the city. Melbourne is a clean city with a temperate climate which encourages the availability of many sporting and recreational opportunities. Australia boasts a blend of Asian and European lifestyles. Students can use semester breaks, and the time before or after their Monash experience, to travel around Victoria, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
UNC students at Monash are fully integrated into the university and have virtually the same range of classes to choose from as the Aussie students, making it an excellent study abroad destination for many majors and for students seeking general education credits. The university is divided into the following faculties:
UNC students participating in the exchange program at Monash have the opportunity to add an internship to their term abroad. Internship placements are available in many fields of study as well as a variety of locations, including Melbourne and Sydney. For more information about the internship, visit the internship provider’s website.**Internships are experiential only, they are not for credit**
The Australian Education System
The Australian educational system assumes that students will take responsibility for their own education. Students are expected to take the initiative in their studies and a considerable amount of independent reading and research is required in most classes.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit. Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
Five halls of residence are located on Clayton campus (Deakin, Howitt, Farrer, Roberts and Richardson), which provide accommodation and meals to more than 1000 students. Each room is fully furnished and heated, with shared facilities including bathroom, laundry and common room. Normanby House is located directly opposite the Halls of Residence. It is commonly referred to as the 'sixth' hall of residence - the facilities, services and residential support offered to Normanby House residents are very similar to those offered at the Halls. The south-east flats, located on the south east corner of Clayton campus, are available to Monash students. They consist of 30 furnished flats, varying in size from 2 bedroom up to 5 bedroom.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.