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Monash University, Melbourne (IFSA-Butler)
Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Gabriela Luis
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Dormitory Program Provider: Butler Institute for Study Abroad
Area(s) of Study:
Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Early July to late November
Spring Calendar: Mid-February to late June
Program Description:
Surf and rocks on the coast of Melbourne, Australia

At a Glance

Students looking for a particularly multicultural experience during their time in Australia will find that Monash University is a good choice. The institution combines high standards of academic excellence alongside an international focus. This large, consistently high ranked university provides students with a self contained campus and easy access to public transportation, placing Melbourne, the world's "most livable city" within easy reach of the student body. Meanwhile, participants will receive excellent support from the campus abroad office and enjoy a wide range of student societies and events.

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Monash offers a huge number and variety of courses, but the university is particularly well known for its engineering and technology programs, including computer science. Particularly popular with study abroad students is the Contemporary Australia course, which includes an optional field trip and an excursion to Canberra, the Australian capital. It is designed to introduce you to the major cultural and environmental issues shaping Australia today. Through a comprehensive seminar and fieldwork, this course explores current debates in race relations, the environment, politics, immigration and other topics.

Monash University
Butler Institute for Study Abroad

Areas of Study

These are the courses of study made available by the provider or host university. Some Areas of Study may not receive Vanderbilt course credit (e.g., Agriculture, Fashion Design, etc.). Credit is determined via the course evaluation process. Areas of study at Monash include:

Aboriginal Studies, Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Art History, Arts, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Botany, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Criminology, Dance, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Information Technology, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Marine Science, Math/Statistics, Mechatronics Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Russian, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Spanish, Theater/Drama, Zoology

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Vanderbilt Course Evaluation List - Monash

Student Life

Just outside of Melbourne lies Monash University, the largest and most international of all the Australian universities. Home to 49,000 students, it is known for its international focus, ground-breaking research, and academic excellence. Monash has six campuses in and around Melbourne, campuses in Malaysia and South Africa, and study centers in London and Italy.

As an IFSA-Butler student, you'll study on the main campus of Clayton, where academic buildings harmonize with playing fields and a nature reserve. The Clayton campus is self-contained, but like all of the Monash campuses, it is accessible by public transportation. Clayton offers its nearly 22,000 students a strong cosmopolitan flavor, beautiful open lawns, and a wide range of student programs and societies.


IFSA-Butler students live in Monash housing with Aussie students. The housing is in residence halls, each with its own amenities, including small kitchens, laundry facilities, recreation rooms, music rooms, a library, study rooms, and computer facilities. The residence halls are within walking distance of campus, and you'll stroll through the nature reserve on your way to class.

Surf and rocks on the coast of Melbourne, Australia at sunset


Melbourne is a vibrant, multicultural city of 3.5 million people who enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in the world's "most livable city." Melbourne is a favorite destination for students, thanks to its friendly setting and mild climate, variety of cultural and sporting events, cafes and restaurants with food from around the world, spacious parks and beautiful gardens, and easy access to public transportation.

Surrounded by Port Phillip Bay, the city is close to bayside beaches and swimming, sailing, and windsurfing. The Great Ocean Road that connects Melbourne with Adelaide lets you see the coast and enjoy gorgeous views. Melbourne is also a great home base for seeing the rest of Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.


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Dates / Deadlines:
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This program is currently not accepting applications.