Students seeking a unique campus experience and the excitement of Melbourne, one of Australia’s most vibrant cities, will feel right at home at Monash University. As one of the top-ranked universities in the country, not to mention the world, the curriculum is varied and challenging while the opportunities for campus involvement are immense. Students can also take advantage of all that Melbourne – regularly named the world’s most liveable city – has to offer, from its creative community to famous cafe culture.

Snapshot

Semester Program

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February - June
July - November

26,000 Students (Clayton Campus)
15,000 (Caulfield Campus)

3.0 GPA to apply

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Suburban Location
Traditional Campus

Off-Campus Student Apartments
On-Campus Dormitory

Overview

Study at a university ranked in the top one percent of world universities – 73rd in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2015–2016)

Enjoy the Melbourne lifestyle. Voted the world’s most liveable city four times running, Melbourne will captivate you with its charming café culture and cool nightlife

Experience living on campus in dorm housing with local and international students

Participate in our Cultural Events Program – designed to introduce you to the local Melbourne scene

Discover Sydney and delve into Australian culture with a comprehensive five-day Orientation Program in the country’s most famous city that includes many cultural activities

Take advantage of our pre-semester excursion option to Cairns and explore the Great Barrier Reef

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand excursion

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Melbourne-based Resident Director and other in-country staff for continued support throughout the semester

Program Details

Orientation

Hit the ground running with our Sydney-based Orientation Program. Held over five days, Orientation combines academic and cultural sessions with iconic Aussie experiences. Each activity is designed to help students ease into their semester by introducing all of the senses to Australia. Our historical walking tour of Sydney unveils the treasures of the city while preparing students to take on the city independently. After an inspiring day spent examining Aussie culture, we end with an evening harbor cruise circling the distinctive shells of the Sydney Opera House. On the final day of Orientation, students are transported to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.


Housing

Students attending Monash have the option to live in on-campus housing or in the city in purpose-built student accommodation, close to all the action, and commute by public transport to campus.


TEAN Staff

Throughout your semester you will meet with the Melbourne Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social or cultural issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Academics

About Monash University

  • Established in 1958, the university is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and sixth in Australia by the QS World University Rankings.
  • Monash’s Clayton campus is the biggest and main campus of the University, located 13 miles from the city center or a 45-minute commute by public transport. The Caulfield campus is only six miles from the city center and within easy reach of Melbourne’s cool inner suburbs. A free shuttle bus service operates between these campuses.
  • The Clayton campus is a traditional self-contained campus that features a wildlife preserve, cinema, sport facilities, eateries and the main halls of residence. The Caulfield campus is a modern campus that houses the Faculty of Art and Design. Monash University has the energy of a bustling large university with a cosmopolitan flavor. Note: Monash has eight campuses throughout Melbourne and Victoria. TEAN students usually attend the Clayton or Caulfield campuses. (Clayton is the largest.)
  • The Monash Business School is Australia’s only research-intensive business school with triple crown international business accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA).
  • Monash is ranked in top 50 universities in the world for: communication and media, psychology, sociology, accounting and finance, business and management, economics, chemistry, chemical engineering and education based on the QS World University subject rankings.

Courses

Academic Departments and Schools at Deakin are divided into ten academic divisions: Art, Design and Architecture; Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science.

Courses are available in the below disciplines. You can also refer to the Monash online course catalog for a listing of all courses. Students enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (between 18 and 24 Monash credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Asian Business Studies
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Animation
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • New Media
  • Public Relations
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering, Aerospace
  • Engineering, Biomedical
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Engineering, Nano
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
Health
  • Dietetics
  • Family Studies (Health)
  • Food Science
  • Health Administration
  • Health Science (General)
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Development Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies / Theology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Arabic Language / Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • German Language / Studies
  • Hebrew Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language / Studies
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science
  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
Visual & Performing Arts, and Design
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Interior Design
  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Studies
  • Video Game Design

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

  • 3.0 GPA. Students with a slightly lower GPA may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Contact TEAN for more information.
  • Sophomore standing at a four-year degree-granting institution at the time of enrollment.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Melbourne-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Melbourne. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Local Melbourne walking tour

Included within the first few weeks after arriving in Melbourne, we walk and jump on trams all over the city, clueing you into the local secrets. Melbourne’s city center is made up of winding bylanes, and it’s here where you find unique cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries. We’ll also explore Melbourne’s urban villages, ending the day in an iconic locals-only venue for dinner. This day will set you up with the knowledge you need to make the most of your time in this great city.

Aussie Rules Football match

There is no sporting event that gets the sports-mad Victorian more vocal than the Aussie Rules Football match. Australian Rules football began in Victoria in the 1850s, predating American football, rugby and soccer. It’s not like other football types, the best explanation is to experience a game yourself. We see a game between two local rivals, and sample a local culinary favorite – the meat pie! It’s the hot dog equivalent of the Australian spectator sporting experience.

Local original live music

Melbourne is known for its local, live music scene and excellent intimate venues. We make sure students get to experience becoming part of a local crowd by heading to a show of an Australian band at an incredible venue. If you have a music genre preference, let your local staff know and we’ll try to accommodate your request – or at least give you some recommendations to check out on your own!


 

TEAN EXCURSIONS

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with pre- and mid-semester excursions organized during school breaks.

East Coast Australia

The iconic Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the world’s most stunning waterscapes and unique creatures. Take time to explore its surrounding tropical rainforests and native wildlife while also participating in extreme activities such as whitewater rafting and bungee jumping. Of course, you can also just relax and soak up some of that famous Australian sun. This excursion is usually offered as a pre-semester excursion.

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South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.

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Thailand

Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore exotic Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed. Read More

Program Dates

Fall 2016*

Date of Departure: Early to mid July, 2016

Program Ends: Mid to late November, 2016

*Exact dates will be provided early

Spring 2016

Option 1:
Date of Departure Feb 8
TEAN Orientation Feb 10 Feb 14
Optional Pre-Semester Excursion Feb 14 Feb 21
Option 2:
Date of Departure Feb 15
TEAN Orientation Feb 17 Feb 21
Optional Pre-Semester Excursion Not available
All Students:
Housing Move-In Feb 21
University Orientation Feb 23 Feb 25
Classes Begin Feb 29
Semester Break Mar 25 Apr 1
Classes End May 27
Study Period May 30 Jun 3
Exam Period Jun 6 Jun 24
Program Ends Jun 25

 

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2016

Program Fees: Fees will be updated during Spring 2016, but are expected to be similar to Spring 2016 fees below.

Spring 2016

  • Tuition and services: $14,270
  • Housing (on campus): $4,810

Fall 2015

  • Tuition and services: $14,270
  • Housing (on campus): $5,010

What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus student housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional pre-semester and Spring Break trips, which may include New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged group flights
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Melbourne Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • Airfares
  • Meals during the semester
  • Airport transfer at end of semester

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

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Lauren Gabell

Lauren Gabell

Regional Director - Asia Pacific

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Rob Gaetano

Rob Gaetano

Resident Director - Melbourne

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