IFSA Monash University (Melbourne) Partnership

Melbourne, Australia


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: October 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Monash University (Melbourne)

Monash is recognized for its innovation, industry connections, and social consciousness, change makers and forward thinkers will feel right at home at Monash University in Melbourne. Monash's academic excellence is undisputed, and their interactive classes and programs are cutting edge. The thriving and engaging campus life at Monash offers opportunities to connect with likeminded students and academics, while still being a short train journey away from all of the culture and activities of Melbourne city centre.

Monash University (Melbourne) Benefits

  • This program offers some of the best course matching opportunities for pharmacy students during the spring semester
  • Located just outside of Melbourne, ranked the most liveable city in the world for the past 7 years, so students can have a campus experience but still be nearby to the vibrant culture of Melbourne City Centre
  • Attend one of Australia's largest and most academically prestigious universities, ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • As a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, Australia's leading research universities
  • Many students recommend the course Contemporary Australia, an introduction to the major cultural and environmental issues shaping Australia today 
  • More than 6,000 courses in 10 faculties at two campuses:
    • Clayton Campus, 15 miles from downtown Melbourne, offers a rich array of sporting, cultural and educational events, and facilities
    • Caulfield Campus, five miles from downtown Melbourne, offers visual arts, educational and sporting facilities, and links with industry, government and the local community

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Monash University (Melbourne) Partnership

Open the Monash University online course catalog to explore the available class options.

You can search by campus within the course catalog, keep these things in mind:
Monash's main campus is Clayton, but you're also able to take classes at the Caulfield campus; the commute is about 15 minutes and there are free shuttle buses that run frequently. You may also take classes at Berwick, but the commute is about 25 minutes. Classes at the Parkville or Peninsula campuses may be possible, but please be aware that the commutes are very long (up to 1.5 hours) and students may find it difficult to fit in any other classes on the same day. All art and design classes are offered at the Caulfield Campus (all art courses require a portfolio).

A full course load at Monash University is 24 points for the semester (equivalent to 15-16 Butler University semester credit hours) and 48 points for the year (equivalent to 30-32 Butler University semester credit hours). The number of courses you will take depends on the individual credit value of the course you select.

3 MU points = 2 U.S. semester credit hours
4 MU points = 2.5 U.S. semester credit hours
6 MU points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
8 MU points = 5 U.S. semester credit hours
10 MU points = 6.25 U.S. semester credit hours
12 MU points = 8 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
Monash University has course restrictions in certain faculties and disciplines. Click here to view the list of restrictions. In addition, fourth-year 4000 courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student. Your courses must be offered at the Clayton or Caulfield campuses.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Monash University (Melbourne) Partnership
Accounting Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Anatomy/Physiology Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Business Law Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Communication Science/Disorders Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Exercise Science/Kinesiology Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Genetics Geology German History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human and Child Development Immunology Indigenous Studies Industrial Engineering Information Technology International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Japanese Jewish Studies Journalism Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Meteorology Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Music Business Music Performance Music Studies Neuroscience Nursing Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Psychology Public Relations Religious Studies Russian Sculpture Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Special Education Statistics Theology Translation Women and Gender Studies Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
IFSA students on the Clayton campus will live in one of five residential colleges where they will have a single room with shared bathroom facilities. Each hall has kitchenettes where students can prepare their own meals and there is a dining hall on the Clayton campus that operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. Students living on the Caulfield campus will live in student apartments, where they will have their own bedroom and shared bathroom and kitchen spaces. Students living on the Caulfield campus must purchase and prepare their own meals

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Hannah Sutton

Assistant Director of Student Services, Advisor for Australia and New Zealand

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 1, 2018
Program End Date
November 17, 2018

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 12, 2019
Program End Date
June 30, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs