- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
Monash University Malaysia is the third-largest campus of Monash University - a premier research-intensive Australian university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8). Established in 1998, Monash Malaysia is the third-largest campus of Australia's largest university and the first foreign university campus in Malaysia that operates in partnership with the Sunway Education Group. A self-accrediting university, Monash Malaysia offers a distinctly international and culturally rich environment with approximately 8,400 students from 78 different countries. Students are taught by highly qualified academic staff from across the world and the same rigorous standards are applied at the campus as at other Monash campuses. Students can also take advantage of many clubs and societies that organize exciting events, be it flea markets and competitions or cultural and music festivals. Monash University Malaysia is in a unique position to offer the very best in higher education that is possible within Malaysia and the region.
Penn State students studying on this exchange program will have access to a vast array of courses. While course syllabi are similar across all Monash campuses, students will find that each Monash campus also offers localized courses providing a unique exchange experience at these specific campuses. Popular localized units that are offered at Monash Malaysia include, for example, the Malaysian Studies, Contemporary Feminisms in Asia as well as Genders, sexualities, and religions in Southeast Asia from the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Other interesting units include Environmental Science: A Southeast Asian Perspective offered at the School of Science as well as Leadership in Asia, Business in Asia and Islamic Business offered at the School of Business. For language enthusiasts, the Malay Language is a non-credit earning course, ideal for those who wish to learn the local language during their exchange in Malaysia.
Learn more about studying at Monash University Malaysia by clicking here to download their latest brochure.
Academic Year: mid July - late June
Fall: mid July - mid November
Spring: mid February - late June
Refer to Monash University's website for the specific dates, if available.
Monash University Malaysia is located in Bandar Sunway, Malaysia, about 20 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. In addition to a vibrant campus experience with excellent catering facilities, food outlets, gymnasium, and outdoor swimming pool, the Sunway City township in which the campus is situated offers numerous shopping and leisure opportunities within walking distance.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Penn State Global website.