Monash University Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur
Monash University Malaysia
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
FallApr 1mid Julylate NovBudget
Academic YearApr 1mid Julylate JuneBudget
SpringOct 15mid Feblate JuneBudget
Calendar YearOct 15mid Feblate NovBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Monash University Malaysia, the Malaysian campus of Monash University opened in 1998 and is located within the Bandar Sunway township in Malaysia. It was the first foreign university in Malaysia. Monash University Malaysia is one of several Monash University campuses and centers outside the State of Victoria in Australia.

Monash University Malaysia has been given the rating of 'excellent' by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. As one of the eight Monash University campuses, the Malaysian campus is subject to Monash University for all matters related to academic development, teaching and support. The Monash University Act, rules and regulations are observed to ensure that the academic quality expected of Monash University is met.


Please note: Exchange places fill up quickly and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. To assure there are placements available, please contact the study abroad coordinator for this program before applying. Only students who have turned in a complete application will reserve a spot for this program.

Monash Malaysia offers a variety of subjects and courses, and also offers some unique areas of study:

Particular areas of study at the Malaysia campus which are popular among our exchange and study abroad students are within the fields of Islamic Banking and Finance (School of Business), Transformation in South East Asia (School of Arts and Social Sciences), and Tropical Biology (School of Science).

Psychology subjects are recognized by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Accounting units are accredited by the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (among others), the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), including professional associations in Australia.


Monash Sunway is located in Bandar Sunway, a bustling township, higher education hub and popular meeting place, just 18 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. It’s easy to get around and offers tantalizing food and entertainment options and convenient access to health, banking and religious services.

As soon as you arrive in Malaysia, you’ll see it’s a country of energetic, friendly, youthful and culturally diverse people.

Bordering Thailand to the north,  Singapore to the south and Indonesia to the south east, Malaysia is located at the crossroads of South-East Asia. Its strategic position between the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea made it an historic trading centre, which absorbed influences from China, India and colonising western powers, most notably Britain.

As a result, the country’s mix of Malays, Chinese, Indians and indigenous people has produced a society that is rich in traditional and modern influences, reflected in its many languages, religions and foods – you’ll find many tempting gastronomical choices and hundreds of colourful festivals to visit.

Geographically, the country is just as varied as its culture. You will have ample opportunity to explore Malaysia and its contrasting corners, where you’ll discover pristine island beaches, peaceful villages, cool highlands and lush jungle ecosystems.

With the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, just 20 kilometres away, Bandar Sunway has many nearby attractions. You can shop, eat, enjoy music, nature parks and many other sights in and around KL, which has grown exponentially since its beginning as a tin-mining outpost in 1857.

Malaysia’s weather is equatorial, which means it’s warm and humid throughout the year, with little variation -- the average temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is high, especially as the monsoon season moves across the country, but showers are usually soon followed by sunshine – so be prepared with an umbrella, hat and comfortable clothing.


You have many comfortable and affordable accommodation choices near our campus, including options managed by Sunway Residence Management Services on behalf of Monash University Malaysia and the nearby Sunway University.

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