Monash University

Melbourne, Victoria


University Location Melbourne, Victoria
Address Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Main Campus Clayton
City Population 5.3 million
Student Population 86,000
Int'l Student Population 30,000
Semester 1 Start February
Semester 2 Start July


The quality of Monash’s teaching and exceptional facilities are just two of the many reasons the university is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.

As a member of the prestigious Group of 8 universities, Monash offers a wide range of courses that give you access to flexible learning options and innovative course combinations. Monash is dedicated to preparing you 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. In fact, Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities.

Why Study Here?

As one of Australia’s largest universities, Canadians enjoy the resources and facilities available at Monash University and the diverse international student population on campus.

Monash University 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 you will receive more focus and time from academic staff.

Some popular programs for Canadian students at Monash University:

If your program of interest isn’t listed here, no worries! We can still help. Please email us at so we can work together to find the right program for you.


Location Details

Monash has four campuses in Australia:

  • Clayton (approx. 20 km from downtown Melbourne)
  • Caulfield (near downtown Melbourne)
  • Peninsula (by the sea)
  • Parkville (Pharmacy College in downtown Melbourne)

Monash University’s Australian campuses are in and around the city of Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria. Melbourne has long-been considered Australia’s “cultural capital” and its “sporting capital.”

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.

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 7°C to 14°C.


“…small cohort, good teaching staff”

Like: small cohort, good teaching staff Like: living on campus with friends; Dislike: rural setting, difficult to get to places.

Monash University Alice Z
Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
Monash University, 2023

“…love being rural in first year”

Small classes (just under 100 for the cohort but 20-40 for tutorials), very welcoming and friendly staff and student community, love being rural in first year, lots of hands-on learning (clinical skills, placement at the hospital, and cadaver labs). Being in Churchill for first year has been a really calm place to study but still has a solid library, study spaces, and gym facilities. Unfortunately, there's the expectation that students travel to Melbourne 1-3 times per month... Read More

Monash University Paige A
Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
Monash University, 2023

“Monash offers an excellent law program”

Monash offers an excellent law program and provides great organized activities. Monash is currently lacking other Canadian students. Lecturers have all been awesome so far. Can't think of anything I have disliked about the program.

Monash University Jacob L
Juris Doctor
Monash University, 2023

“…students are nice”

the facility is nice. students are nice. It is a very intense program. some times the instructors could be a bit more explanatory

Monash University Menachem G
Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Monash University, 2023

“I like how quickly we got to the hands on learning”

I like how quickly we got to the hands on learning. Facilities on campus, events on campus. I don't like how some of the other course content is delivered.

Monash University Danielle B
Master of Nursing Practice
Monash University, 2022

“I like the class size ”

Great program but the school is relatively far from everything else in melbourne. I like the class size

Monash University Kevin L
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Monash University, 2022

“The program is fantastic.”

I do like my university. I'm currently finishing up my first courses here but I have enjoyed the university thus far. The program is fantastic. It's very engaging and there is a lot of reading involved but the lecturers and librarians have ensured that we are given all the tools and resources we need to do well.

Monash University Amogh K
Juris Doctor
Monash University, 2019

“The people are extremely friendly and welcoming.”

Monash is a great place where live and make friends. It is more than just studying, indeed there are an infinite number of clubs to join and different activities to do. The program is very careful about its students well being and correct coping with the amount of studying to do. Students are then constantly monitored, to be sure that all the support they need is given to them. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. It is really easy to make friends and share facts, l... Read More

Monash University Assia C
Monash University, 2019

“Fantastic school”

Fantastic school, really good opportunity to learn clinical skills.

Monash University Andrew J
Monash University, 2019

“…great networking opportunities”

The small cohort, and how you get to know everyone by name. It is located in the heart of the legal precinct and gives great networking opportunities for that reason.

Monash University Safia E
Juris Doctor
Monash University, 2019

“The school has a peer mentor program which I really like. It’s great to have a student ahead of you that you can ask for guidance from.”

I only have good things to say about my program so far. The class sizes are great and the school really eases you into the program. I find that everything is really manageable so far. The school has a peer mentor program which I really like. It's great to have a student ahead of you that you can ask for guidance from.

Monash University Simran S.
Monash University, 2018