Faculty overseas programs

If you want to study on a short-term faculty overseas program, for example to Monash Prato, watch this video to learn about how to apply.

Student studying architecture at the Monash Prato Centre, Italy.

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What are faculty overseas programs?

If a shorter study trip (about two to eight weeks) suits you better than an overseas exchange, our faculty overseas program could hook you up with a study tour, practical placement, in-country language program, cultural tour or an intensive unit.

The best part is Monash have done the hard work for you. Our faculties plan and run the programs so you don’t need to worry about things like your international units matching up with what’s offered at Monash – it’s all designed with you in mind.

How does it work?

A faculty overseas program allows you to study either a core or elective unit of your course while you explore exotic overseas locations like Italy, New Caledonia, France, Chile, the UK, Indonesia and Rwanda. Programs range in length but are typically four weeks, and are most often run during holiday periods.

As part of the program you’ll:

  • study one or more units overseas that fit into your Monash course as either a core unit or elective
  • choose units from your “home” faculty or any other Monash faculty providing the unit offered overseas can be fitted into your course, either as a core or elective unit
  • continue paying your Monash fees.

Where can I go and what can I study?

One of the most popular faculty overseas program destinations is the Monash Prato Centre in Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, Monash Prato is 30 minutes from Florence and the European University Institute in Fiesole, one hour from Bologna – home to Europe’s oldest university, two hours from Rome, and three hours from Milan. Prato will breathe life into your studies with programs like architecture, archaeological digs, chamber music and anaRtomy (a program for students studying either anatomy or fine arts).

But there are many other places around the world you can visit. In-country language courses mean you can hone your skills while living and breathing local culture and learning about linguistic nuances. A geography field trip could take you to South Africa, you could study jazz in New York, advanced management in Denmark or complete your teaching placement in Korea or the Cook Islands.

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How much will it cost?

Contrary to popular belief, studying abroad won’t cost the earth.

It’s likely you’ll be eligible for scholarships, loans and grants, as well as other funding opportunities. All you pay is your normal Monash home campus tuition fees, and in some cases you may need to pay a program fee in addition.

Find out more about the financial side of the faculty overseas programs.

Eligibility and selection

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply you need to:

  • be currently enrolled in a Monash undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree
  • apply for a program for which you can receive academic recognition towards your degree
  • complete all requirements of the international study program as set out by your faculty.

Selection

Selection is based on merit and academic performance. You should capitalise on your difference – if you’re studying a specialist degree and the faculty exchange program will make a real difference to your career outcomes after study, make the program coordinator for the program you’re interested in aware of this.

International students

If you’re an international student you can participate in faculty programs. We encourage you to travel to destinations other than your home country – if you choose to take your overseas program in the country of your citizenship you may not receive any financial assistance from Monash.

Ready to apply?

The first thing to do is speak with your faculty or school about the overseas options available, including what programs are being offered, now as well as what’s in the pipeline for later in the year (or next year), and how these will fit with your study plans. From there they’ll help you start the application process, as well as give you information about visas and anything else you might need.

For contact details visit your faculty or school’s webpage, or visit their office in person.