Monash University

Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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Monash University - Overview & Background

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Monash University is a public research university founded in 1958. It is the second oldest university in the state of Victoria.

Out of its multiple campuses, four are in Victoria:

  • list items Clayton
  • list items Caulfield
  • list items Peninsula
  • list items Parkville
  • Founder John Monash
    University Motto I am still learning
    University Type Public Research University
    University City Melbourne, Victoria
    Student to Faculty Ratio 22:1
    Main Campus Melbourne
    Campus Size 271 acres
    Endowment A$2.63 billion (2018)
    Acceptance Rate 40%
    Graduation Rate 73.48%
    Employment Rate 72.3%
    Total Enrollment 70,071
    Official Website Link Monash University, Australia
    Contact Detail +61 3 9905 4000


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    Monash is a member of Australia's ‘Group of Eight’ which is an association of Australia’s pioneering research universities. Marylin Lousie Warren, Bill Shorten, Alan Finkel, Ian Meredith, David Williamson are some of the many notable alumni of the university.

  • list items It has another campus in Malaysia as well.
  • list items It has a research and training centre in Prato (Italy)
  • list items A graduate research school in Mumbai (India)
  • list items A graduate school Suzhou (China)
  • The Clayton campus is the largest of all campuses.

    The various faculties of Monash University are :

  • list items Faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA)
  • list items Faculty of Arts
  • list items Faculty of Business and Economics
  • list items Faculty of Education
  • list items Faculty of Engineering
  • list items Faculty of Information Technology
  • list items Faculty of Law
  • list items Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • list items Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • list items Faculty of Science
  • The university boasts of excellent rankings under various fields like - 

  • list items 75th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
  • list items 73rd globally and third in Australia in ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.
  • list items 21st in the World's Most International Universities in 2017 as released by the Times Higher Education.
  • list items 58th globally according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2020.
  • list items Ranked sixth in the world in the Times Higher Education Golden Age university ranking 2019



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    Residing Options

    Students enrolled in the Clayton and Peninsula campuses have the option of living both on- and off-campus. Students enrolled in the Caulfield and Parkville campuses have the option of living off-campus.

    Accommodation in Clayton

  • list items There is on-campus accommodation with quick and easy access to classes, library and other facilities offered by the institution. The students get to fully experience university life living here. Students studying in the other campuses of Monash University are also welcomed in this residence.
  • list items They offer apartment type (a single apartment with a separate room for all with a common kitchen, bathroom and lounge) and studio type residence (self-contained studio apartments with their own bathroom and kitchenette).
  • list items For Off campus residence, the following suburbs are closest to the Monash Clayton Campus: Chadstone Clarinda Clayton South Glen Waverley Huntingdale Mount Waverley Mulgrave Notting Hill Oakleigh Oakleigh East Oakleigh South Springvale Wheeler's Hill
  • list items Chadstone
  • list items Clarinda
  • list items Clayton South
  • list items Glen Waverley
  • list items Huntingdale
  • list items Mount Waverley
  • list items Mulgrave
  • list items Notting Hill
  • list items Oakleigh
  • list items Oakleigh East
  • list items Oakleigh South
  • list items Springvale
  • list items Wheeler's Hill
  • Accommodation in Peninsula 

  • list items The campus is a 30-minute drive from Clayton and houses the three faculties of the University. It is within walking distance to the campus centre and sports complex. It is a short commute away from nearby beaches.
  • list items They also offer accommodation types similar to Clayton campus - Apartment type and Studio Apartment type
  • list items For off-campus residence, the following suburbs are closest to the Monash Peninsula campus Carrum Downs Frankston Frankston North Frankston South Karingal Langwarrin Langwarrin South Seaford Skye
  • list items Carrum Downs
  • list items Frankston
  • list items Frankston North
  • list items Frankston South
  • list items Karingal
  • list items Langwarrin
  • list items Langwarrin South
  • list items Seaford
  • list items Skye
  • Accommodation in Caulfield Campus

  • list items The following suburbs are closest to the Monash Caulfield Campus: Ashburton Carnegie Caulfield Caulfield North Caulfield South Glen Huntly Glen Iris Hughesdale Malvern East Murrumbeena
  • list items Ashburton
  • list items Carnegie
  • list items Caulfield
  • list items Caulfield North
  • list items Caulfield South
  • list items Glen Huntly
  • list items Glen Iris
  • list items Hughesdale
  • list items Malvern East
  • list items Murrumbeena
  • Accommodation in Parkville Campus

  • list items The suburbs listed here are closest to the Monash Parkville and City Campus: Brunswick Brunswick East Carlton Carlton North Collingwood Docklands East Melbourne Fitzroy Kensington Melbourne North Melbourne West Melbourne
  • list items Brunswick
  • list items Brunswick East
  • list items Carlton
  • list items Carlton North
  • list items Collingwood
  • list items Docklands
  • list items East Melbourne
  • list items Fitzroy
  • list items Kensington
  • list items Melbourne
  • list items North Melbourne
  • list items West Melbourne
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    Financial Aid

    Following are the scholarships offered by the university:

  • list items Monash Device Grant
  • list items Monash Support Scholarship
  • list items Monash UniStart Support Scholarship
  • list items Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship
  • list items Monash University Jubilee Honours Scholarship
  • list items Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme.
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    Jobs and Placements

    Monash university runs programs to help students of all courses in finding jobs and guides them throughout the process of career development right from the stage of resume building. Such programs are free of charge.

    It was ranked 60th worldwide in Graduate Employability by the Times Higher Education in 2018 and 56th in the world from which to hire graduates (Global Employability University Rankings, 2015). It conducts various seminars such as Global Careers Panel. The university has increased its rankings across all five categories, which consider alumni outcomes, employer reputation, graduate employment rate, partnerships with employers and employer-student connections.

    Last year, the university launched a digital platform, Monash Talent, to help employers find the appropriate graduate to hire. The job-matching platform makes use of a data-driven approach to make a portrait of the ideal candidate’s characteristics that helps employers find the most compatible candidates.
    The students can register with the platform for upto 3 years after graduation.


    Notable Alumni

     Some famous alumni from Monash University include :

  • list items Kevin Andrews, Former Australian Defence Minister
  • list items Jim Bacon, Former Premier of Tasmania (did not graduate)
  • list items Louise Asher, Former Deputy Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party
  • list items Alan Griffiths, Former Australian Minister for Industry and Resources
  • list items Anna Burke, Politician, former Deputy Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
  • list items Gary Johns, Former Special Minister of State, academic
  • list items Peter Cleeland, Former Member of the Australian House of Representatives
  • list items Michael Wooldridge, Former Australian Minister for Health and Chairman of UNAIDS
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    Monash University Location

    The university is located in Wellington Road, Melbourne, Australia. The campus is in the urban part of the city and has ample number of banks, shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. There is an inter-campus shuttle service connecting various campuses to the Frankston railway station.

    Major airports near the university are- Essendon airport (43 km) and Melbourne airport (48 km). Various city buses also ply to the university. It has medical clinics at Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula open from 9 pm to 5 pm on weekdays. Monash medical centre is the nearest hospital to the university. There are various on and off-campus recreation activities offered by the university in the city.

    Monash University Map Location 

    Address: Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia


    Frequently Asked Questions about Monash University

    Is Monash University a good University?

    In just 50 years, Monash has built a remarkable reputation for teaching and research excellence and has continuously been ranked among the top 100 institutions in the world. The Group of Eight, an association of prestigious Australian institutions known for their brilliance in teaching and research, includes Monash.

    Is Monash hard to get into?

    A total of 27,000 or more international students were enrolled at the university. A 40% acceptance rate (which means 40 out of 100 students are admitted) for undergraduate and graduate students indicates that Monash University is somewhat selective.

    What is Monash University famous for?

    Monash Education is known for its top-notch teaching and researches both domestically and abroad. It puts a strong emphasis on learning and growth, preparing students for a variety of jobs as administrators, managers, teachers, and educators. Monash graduates are renowned for their skill, curiosity, expertise, invention, aptitude, and adaptability.

    Is Monash University good for international students?

    The Best Global Universities list has Monash University at position 40. Australia's largest university, Monash University, is a well-liked destination for overseas students seeking to study there. Monash is a cutting-edge, globally renowned university with an international feel.