Located in Melbourne, Australia, Monash University is a public research university, founded in the year 1958. It is one of the oldest universities in Melbourne and is part of some of the most influential groups, like ASAIHL, Group of Eight and M8 Alliance.
The teaching of the university is among the top 20%, international outlook in the top 10%, research in top 10% and industry income in top 20% when compared with universities across the globe. The university enrolls more than 45,000 undergraduates and around 18,000 graduates every year. It has the most number of applicants in the entire state of Victoria in Australia.
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The main campus of the university is located in Clayton, Victoria. Other Australian campuses of the university are Caulfield, Alfred, Parkville, Peninsula and Berwick. The university also has a Campus in Italy, South Africa, Malaysia, China and India.
The Clayton campus of the university is the largest among all the campuses of the university and is around 20km from the Melbourne City Center. The campus has an urban setting and you will find a large number of restaurants, cafe, pubs, shopping centers, banks, etc. within walking distance.
The university also has inter-campus shuttle bus service which connects to the Frankston Railway Station and most of the other campuses of the university. If you are an undergraduate student, you can also get concession and discounts on your Myki cards while using a public transport. Other students can also apply for a 10% concession on their Myki passes through the Commuter Club of the university.
The Clayton campus of the university is spread across 1.1km and has its own postcode and suburb. It has multiple scientific research facilities on the campus, like CSIRO and Australian Synchrotron where some of the best minds of our generation conduct their researches. The campus of the university is listed as a Significant Landscape of Australia and has 10 beautiful gardens. You will commonly find students hanging around in these gardens between lectures and in the evening.
The Monash University Library has multiple libraries across all its campuses and has more than 3.2 million items. Sir Louis Matheson Library at the Clayton Campus is home to more than 100,000 rare items that can be accessed by students and staff.
There are multiple eateries at the campus as well as regular food truck service for students who want to grab a quick bite. Moreover, the campus also has two on-campus bars, Sir John’s and Notting Hill Hotel that are social life hubs of the campus.
The university has a number of residence halls throughout its campuses where the students can experience the best of university life. While there is no accommodation guarantee, owing to the large number of accommodations available at all the campuses, there is only a minor possibility that you won’t get an on-campus accommodation.
On-campus accommodation also provides you with an abundance of opportunities to make new friends, meet like-minded people and create study groups with other resident students to improve your academic performance. The university also manages many off-campus residence options and detailed information about these accommodations is available on the official website of the university.
Apart from its modern lifestyle, one of the best things about Melbourne is its climate. Summers are mostly dry with an average temperature of around 25 degree Celsius and winters are warm with temperatures around 10 degree Celsius. However, the night temperature can drop up to 1-2 degree Celsius in winters.
Monash University has a perfect combination of vastly-experienced and not-so-experienced professors. However, one thing that is common among all the professors is that they are highly knowledgeable and are always ready to help the students. While the academic program at the university is somewhat rigorous, with the guidance and support from the professors, you are sure to enjoy an outstanding learning experience. As one of top 100 universities of the world, the teaching standards here are par excellence. Courses are designed to make students become more career ready. The university deserves 5 stars for its research standards.
The tuition fee of Monash is slightly higher than the average of other universities in Australia. But more than 90% of the students at the university receive some kind of financial aid. While the support system of the university is a little biased towards the local students, as an international student, you will still find ample of opportunities to receive financial help for your studies. There are support centers at campuses that will help you collect funds and you can also apply for scholarships to help you with the education cost.
Monash is one of the only two universities from Australia that was included in Mines ParisTech list of universities which has the most number of alumni that are former or current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Apart from this, the strategic location of its campuses is surrounded by some of the biggest companies that frequently visit the university to pick the best of students.
Monash is one of the best 100 universities across the globe and has an outstanding reputation for its academic offerings. However, while it is termed as an ‘easy university’, the acceptance rate doesn’t agree with this terminology. The university has a low acceptance rate, especially its Clayton and Parkville campuses require higher ATAR as compared to other campuses. But if you are accepted at the university, you are sure to enjoy some of the best learning years of your life.
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