Monash University

Monash University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1958, Monash University quickly grew to become the largest university in Australia, with over 60,000 students. Monash is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities by QS World Ranking and is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s largest and oldest universities that are consistently ranked highest of all Australian universities. Monash is in Melbourne, but they also have a Malaysia campus, also open for UF students. This program is also open to UF CALS students.
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  • Open to all CLAS and CALS majors (Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply)
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida.
  • Two letters of recommendation (No family members or personal friends. Recommender must state their relationship to you.)
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean


A large number of Monash University courses have been pre-approved to transfer course credit. See samples of course equivalents (XLSX, 24 KB). Additional course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office. As this is a UF exchange program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and elective course requirements with prior approval. UF GPA credit will be granted for all courses taken at Monash University. You can also view all course options and study abroad specializations. You will need to make sure that the course you are interested in is offered for exchange students. Also keep in mind that Semester 1 is spring and Semester 2 is fall.


Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.


If you’d like to be in the thick of it, if study is your main objective and you not a fan of a commute, on-campus accommodation might be right for you. Living on-campus in the halls of residence will immerse you in campus life – you’ll be shoulder-to-shoulder with other exchange students, international students and domestic students, so you’ll make friends fast. If you cook a mean curry or chocolate cake, you might make friends even faster. If you’re not a budding Jamie Oliver, the Halls Café is close by, and offers budget friendly food that’s also Halal certified by the Monash University mosque. We make life in the halls fun with tons of social events and activities for you participate in, and moving in is easy because your room is already furnished when you arrive. You can also take advantage of free TV, internet and Foxtel (pay-tv), and we even wash your linen for you each week. Find out more about living on-campus.

Malaysia There are many comfortable and affordable accommodation options within walking distance to Monash University Malaysia. You may choose to live in on-campus or off-campus accommodation. Some options are the Sunway-managed residences and other student-friendly accommodation options. Find out more about your options on the Monash University website.

Living Costs

Learn more about international students’ living costs in Melbourne. This information is primarily for international students completing a full degree at Monash, so there may be some variations for Exchange and Study Abroad students. The state government of Victoria also has information about living costs in Melbourne.


Holders of an Australian student visa can work part-time for up to 40 hours per fortnight, paid or unpaid, during the semester and full-time after exams have concluded. The visa work regulations place no restrictions on the type or nature of work that the student engages in and can be on or off-campus. Most students who work, find part-time work in the service and hospitality industries.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship is available for this program. Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad. The UF International Center (UFIC) sponsors a large number of study abroad scholarships each year. In addition to the UFIC Scholarships, many other colleges, departments, and national organizations offer scholarships, too. Students who apply for UFIC scholarships will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Check the UFIC scholarship application page, linked above, for eligibility requirements.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.


A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.

Contact Information

Monash Campus

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Emma Frierson (she/her)
Study Abroad Advisor

UF Faculty Manager Dr. Brian Harfe (352) 294-1955

Additional Information

Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) may also apply. You will will need to do everything that CLAS students need to do, including the interview with Dr. Brian Harfe.

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