At Monash South Africa we want to offer our students the opportunity to explore other countries and cultures without taking a break from their studies. Our exchange programme prepares you for an international workplace and enhances your future job prospects.
You have multiple opportunities to study part of your degree abroad. Monash University has campuses in Australia and Malaysia, a centre in Italy, as well as partnerships with over 100 universities worldwide. Through our amazing Laureate network, MSA has access to even more partner universities and every year more exchange opportunities are explored and added.
To be eligible to go on exchange to Monash Australia or Monash Malaysia you must have completed the first year (48 credit points) of your undergraduate degree with a WAM of 60%. Some of our Monash partner universities require much higher WAMs, so please be certain you understand what the grade requirements are for the different universities.
Monash University partners are open to students taking MU courses, Laureate Partners are open to students taking MSA specific courses.
Exchange eligibility by course
Foundation Programme – Unfortunately our HCHES/Foundation Programme students are not eligible to go on exchange. You are only eligible for exchange once you have finished 48 credit points of your undergraduate degree.
4413 Bachelor of Business Sciences (Accounting) – Unfortunately our Professional Accounting students are not eligible to go on exchange as this programme is country-specific.
4415 Bachelor of Business Sciences – Depending on your chosen majors and course map, you could be eligible to go on exchange. Some majors have specific semesters in which partaking in the exchange programme is optimal. To check your eligibility please email us. Remember that you must have completed your first year (48 credit points) of your Undergraduate degree with a WAM of at least 60%.
For students doing Social Sciences and IT, depending on your chosen majors and course map, you could be eligible to go on exchange. Some majors have specific semesters in which partaking in the exchange programme is optimal. To check your eligibility please email us. Remember that you must have completed your first year (48 credit points) of your undergraduate degree with a WAM of at least 60%.
Bachelor of Public Health students can go on exchange to Monash Australia for a single semester, please email for further information.
Unfortunately you cannot go on exchange during your Honours year as you are required to complete your research at MSA.
If you are doing a coursework Masters you might be eligible to go on exchange. Please email the Study Abroad Officer before you enrol in your Master’s or when you have just started your first semester to ensure we kickstart your application in time.
You cannot go on exchange if you are completing a research Masters (e.g. M.Phil)
Course planning for exchange
One of the most important aspects of your exchange application is course planning. In order to not prolong your degree while you are on exchange, we have to make sure the units you want to study fit within your course map. In other words, you must adhere to the minimum requirements to obtain your particular degree, even if you go on exchange.
These key dates show the final date for you to have gone through course planning with a Study Abroad Officer and to submit your full and complete application.
|When?||Monash Australia & Monash Malaysia||Monash Partner Universities||Laureate Partner Universities|
|Semester 1||1st September (previous year)||15th April (previous year)||TBA|
|Semester 2||1st February||15 November (previous year)||TBA|
Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be accepted.
Please schedule an appointment with our Study Abroad Officer if you have any queries before the deadline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
As an MSA student going to one of the other Monash Campuses or one of our Monash partner universities, you will continue paying your MSA fees as per usual. You will also automatically become eligible for one of our travel scholarships if you go to a Monash partner university.
In most cases the MSA student has a choice of living on or off campus. On-campus accommodation is arranged through your host campus. You will receive more information about on campus accommodation upon acceptance by your host campus. You are strongly encouraged to research the on-and off-campus accommodation possibilities for your particular host campus prior to applying.
In a lot of cases students are free to choose to live off-campus. Finding off-campus accommodation is the responsibility of the student.
As an MSA student you are responsible for obtaining the required visa in time for you to study at your host campus. The name and type of visa depends on what country you are from and will be visiting.
Once your exchange application has been accepted, and you accept the offer provided to you, your host campus will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment, which is one of the documents required for your visa application. Your host campus will provide you with more information on the visa application, but it is strongly encouraged you do some prior research to the visa application process for the country you wish to visit.
Some countries allow students on study visas to work part-time during their studies.
Get in touch
Please contact the Study Abroad Officer for more information or an appointment.
Please note that we only handle Study Abroad and Exchange queries. If you have questions about or want to transfer to Monash Australia or Monash Malaysia, you must contact either of those campuses directly.