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Melbourne: Monash University
Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Accounting, Agriculture, American Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Chinese, Communications, Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geography, Geology, German, Greek, Health Sciences, History, International Relations, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Language, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology, Statistics, Theology
Type of Program:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Longnecker
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


Melbourne by nightSituated at the head of Port Phillip Bay on the Yarra River, Melbourne is a bustling, cosmopolitan city. The city was named after Lord Melbourne, who was prime minister of England at the time of Melbourne's founding. Its geographic position at the mouth of the Yarra River lends itself to being Australia's busiest cargo port. In addition to being Victoria's financial capital, the city also offers a full range of cultural activities and sporting events, such as the Victorian Arts Center, the Moomba Festival, the Spoleto Arts Festival, horse racing's Melbourne Cup, and the Grand Final.

Established in 1961, Monash University is one of Australia's largest universities. It consists of several campuses situated in and around Melbourne. Penn State students typically attend classes at the Clayton campus, the original (and largest) campus, located about 13 miles southeast of Melbourne's central business district and right in the heart of one of the state of Victoria's most significant science and technology parks.
 
Students may study at any of the Australian Monash campuses. Most exchange students study at the Clayton campus, the largest campus located about 20 km from downtown. Caulfield campus is the second most popular and students pursuing studies in Art and Design and Business and Economics usually study here. Clayton campus, however, also offers Business and Economics courses. Caulfield has limited housing options, but is located 10 km from downtown. Students can take courses are both Caulfield and Clayton, as a free intercampus bus is available between campuses. The Monash University website provides more information about campus locations. Monash University's YouTube channel is also a good source of information.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in engineering, liberal arts, information technology, science, business, and education. To learn more information about specific courses at Monash University, visit their course catalog to review courses by units (classes) or by college. Various Monash courses have been pre-approved for exchange students. Review course restrictions that apply to study abroad students.

You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You must take what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, 24 Monash points which is the equivalent to 4 classes worth 12 - 16 credits).

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Melbourne Monash Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.
 
*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu.

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.


Housing and Meals


You will live in a residential college, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals. 
 
Housing costs in Australia can vary significantly between the different residential colleges and off-campus options. Students are responsible for researching the different housing opportunities in order to choose their best option. Review the notes section of the Budget Sheet for more details on varying costs.


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall and Spring budget sheets. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Melbourne, AustraliaPenn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013
**
Rolling Admission 02/24/2014 06/27/2014
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 07/14/2014 11/21/2014
NOTE: The semester begins on July 21. Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation which will begin on July 15th.
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 02/16/2014 06/26/2014
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. You may be able to arrive earlier but it depends on your housing selection. Confirm arrival date with Monash University. End date marks departure from program.
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed