The Malaysia Campus of the Monash University opened its doors to students in 1998. This campus has an international significance as it happens to be a campus of the top ranked Australian university i.e. Monash University founded by Sir John Monash.
The Monash University Malaysia Campus has outstanding schools such as School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Information Technology, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, School of Science. In 2014, the population of students studying on the campus was 6,000.
The School of Medicine and Health Science achieved provisional accreditation with the Australian Medical Council (AMC). This school is the only school outside of Australia and New Zealand to have achieved this feat.
This campus shares strong ties with its Australian counterpart. Students are offered opportunities to study at the Australian campus or get easy access to it through this venture.
The Malaysian campus of the Monash University is located in Bandar Sunway. This is an educational hub that is just 18 km away from Kuala Lumpur. The campus offers wide recreational activities. It is accessible and makes it easy for students to get great food and entertainment around. It also has modern sports facilities.
Well equipped with teaching and learning facilities, this campus through its Monash University Students Association makes sure that all its International students are feeling comfortable. The Association also organizes workshops and has clubs and societies to enrich students. It also a student lounge, Meeting rooms, banking facilities, on campus medical, resting and parent spaces and a prayer rooms catering to many religions.
The University of Monash Malaysia does not offer on-campus accommodation but provides multiple options around the campus. Thy also encourage students to stay in the Sunway –managed residences. These residences provide students with a safe and secured modern living, shared rooms, accessible locations and absolutely closer to the campus. Options such as the Sunway-Monash Residence, Sun-U Residence, Sun-U Apartments are near to the Banks, shopping malls, food courts and also accessible by public transport. Other private residential options are also available nearby.
The Monash University Malaysia offers scholarships to Domestic as well as international students. Undergraduate scholarships, Honors Scholarship, Postgraduate Research Degree Scholarships and external scholarships for International students are some of the options provided by the University. The criteria for awarding the scholarships are usually based on the academic excellence, merit and economic factors. The university also provides travel and exchange grants to exceptional students.
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Transport and Location
The free Sunway Shuttle service that runs daily in a fixed time is made available to all the students to commute from their residence to campus and vice- versa. The campus is easily accessible through taxi and a public transport such as a bus service.