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Monash University Quick Snap
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Main Campus: Clayton, Melbourne (20 km southeast of Melbourne’s city centre)
City Population: 4.1 million
Student Population: 67,076 (across all campuses)
International Students: approximately 23,981 across all campuses
Semester 1 Starts: February
Semester 2 Starts: July
Faculties: Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics
Information Technology
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University


In 2008, Monash University celebrated 50 years of achievement. Granted its charter in 1958, Monash University welcomed its first intake of students in 1961 at the Clayton campus in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, Monash University has grown to become the largest and one of the most respected universities in Australia, having developed as a truly global university.

With campuses in Australia, Malaysia, South Africa, as well as a centre in Tuscany, Italy and links with more than 100 institutions throughout the world, a Monash education qualifies students for success in the global community.

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As a member of the prestigious Group of 8 universities, Monash offers a wide range of courses that give students access to flexible learning options and innovative course combinations. Monash is dedicated to preparing students for the increasingly competitive job market, and as a result, Monash graduates are highly sought after by employers internationally.

Monash has achieved an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence in a short 50 years. Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities.

Monash is ranked

  • in the top one per cent of world universities – 83rd in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2014–2015)
  • in the top 150 world universities, with an estimated rank of 115th according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014.

Leaders from the world's most successful companies consistently rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire graduates. Global Employability Rankings, 2011–2013, New York Times

Ranked 33rd in the world from which to hire graduates (Global Employability University Rankings, 2014)

The Good Universities Guide 2015 awarded Monash five stars for

  • staff qualifications
  • student retention
  • research intensivity
  • research grants.

Top one per cent of business employability education providers. Monash is the only Group of Eight university with triple crown international business accreditation within the Faculty of Business and Economics:

  • AMBA

Discipline rankings

Monash is ranked

  • the best university in Australia for chemistry (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2014)
  • 46th in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health (Times Higher Education, 2014–2015)
  • 44th in the world for arts and humanities (Times Higher Education, 2014–2015)
  • 48th in the world for engineering and technology (Times Higher Education, 2014–2015).

Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities.


Clayton is the largest Monash campus located approximately 20 km from downtown Melbourne. There are four other campuses in Australia:

  • Caulfield (near downtown Melbourne)
  • Peninsula (by the sea)
  • Berwick (on the outer fringes of Melbourne)
  • Parkville (Pharmacy College in downtown Melbourne)

Location: Melbourne

Monash University’s Australian campuses are in and around the city of Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria. The Economist Intelligence Unit has consistently ranked Melbourne at or near the top of their list of the most liveable cities in the world. Melbourne has been independently recognized for its safety, culture and environment, education, recreation, infrastructure and climate.


Melbourne’s population of four million are spread over a broad geographic area, from mountains and plains in the north of the city to dozens of bayside suburbs taking advantage of the views, restaurants and beaches found near Port Phillip Bay.

Beaches are located within an hour of most Monash campuses – a few minutes away from some – while some of Victoria’s most popular ski resorts are just three hours away. From fashion, food and fun downtown, to national parks, wineries and beaches in surrounding areas, Melbourne offers an excellent base for students.

Melbourne’s climate is temperate and is one of a few places in Australia that enjoys four distinct seasons. In summer, with many days frequently over 30 degrees Celsius, the city’s beaches are popular, while the mountains near the city are frequently snow capped during winter. Winter temperatures are cool to brisk with the average range from seven to 14 degrees Celsius.

The people of Melbourne love to celebrate, and this is reflected in the events that the city is famous for, including: Australian Open tennis, Australian Rules Football, food and wine festivals, Formula One Grand Prix, International Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and Spring Racing Carnival (including the renowned Melbourne Cup).

Why Canadians Enjoy Studying at Monash

Students from Canada choose Monash due to its highly regarded reputation for excellence and that its name is highly respected by employers internationally.

Monash University also attracts internationally-respected lecturers, and although Monash is a large institution, its staff-student ratio is higher than that of the average Australian university, which ensures that students receive more focus and time from academic staff.

As one of Australia’s largest universities, Canadians enjoy the both resources and facilities available at Monash University and the diverse international student population on campus. The city of Melbourne is a key attraction for students from Canada, and students particularly enjoy attending Monash’s main, suburban campus, Clayton.


As well, Monash University offers generous scholarships. Scholarships are offered to students who are high achieving, experiencing disadvantage and a combination of both:

  • Academic excellence - For the highest achieving students.
  • Excellence and equity - Helping high achievers succeed despite disadvantage.
  • Equity - If you've experienced some form of disadvantage you might be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Research degrees

Monash offers more than 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000, with benefits like
  • payments for study and living costs;
  • course fee subsidies;
  • accommodation and travel allowances; and
  • leadership, mentoring and healthy lifestyle programs.

Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course.

You may be able to hold more than one scholarship (one to help study costs and another for accommodation, for instance).

Remember to ask your admissions officer if you are interested in learning more about Monash University scholarships offered to international students!

Some Popular Monash University Programs for Students from Canada

"Adopt as your fundamental creed that you will equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of the whole community." - Sir John Monash

  • Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Master of Bioethics
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management
  • Master of Biography and Life Writing
  • Graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
  • Undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
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