International study opportunities for Media, Film and Journalism students
International programs for MFJ students are available through exchange with a partner university overseas or external field work programs.
There are scholarships available for overseas programs, plus options to support the students’ expenses.
Monash Arts also has partnerships with over 120 international universities and each year students travel to places such as Austria, Chile, Denmark, France, Hungary, Israel, California, Latvia, Middle East, the UK and the USA.
Austria | Brazil | Canada | Chile | China | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France
Germany | Hong Kong | India | Israel | Italy | Japan | Korea | Latvia | Mexico
The Netherlands | Norway | Singapore | Spain | Sweden | Thailand | Turkey | United Kingdom | USA
International programs for journalism students are available through a number of programs.
Level: Undergraduate and postgraduate
Language of instruction: English and Danish
Full time study load: 30 ECTS per semester
The Danish School of Media and Journalism is a training and knowledge centre for the media and communications sector with a focus on talent, lifelong learning and innovation.
The School has a campus in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city.
Ajour publishes textbooks, debate books, collections, photo books, research results – and republishes classic books on journalism.
Ajour also publishes a number of books on typography, layout and design.
The ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) suitable for students of journalism, media and communication studies, cadet journalists, and early career professionals.
The JPP runs for six weeks in Indonesia, including a two-week intensive Indonesian language study and industry-led seminars at Atma Jaya University, followed by a four-week supervised industry placement. The program runs from early January to mid-February each year.
The JPP provides an opportunity for students of journalism, media and communication, to gain valuable experience working in the field of media in Indonesia.
Host organisations cover a wide range of media sector interests and include international news wire services, national news bureaus, national dailies, and major domestic broadcasters and radio stations.
For more details of the program, visit the ACICIS website.
To apply, send your application to:
Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies
The University of Western Australia
(M363) 35 Stirling Highway
Perth WA 6009 Australia
Level: Undergraduate only
- Autumn term: late September – mid December
- Spring term: early January – late March
- Summer term: mid-April – early July
Full time study load: 120 CATS points per year or 48 for autumn term or 72 for Autumn/Spring or Spring/Summer double terms. Individual modules range from six – 30 CATS, with full year module being 30 CATS.
Other: Monash students need an average of at least 70 per cent to be eligible for entry to Warwick. Monash students can go to Warwick for a full year (commencing in September only), Autumn or Spring term only, but not Summer term alone.
Monash students can select modules from a maximum of two departments (not faculties) at Warwick.
Monash higher travel grant partner: Students going to University of Warwick on exchange will receive a higher travel grant.
Media and Communications Programs
Shanghai City Lab is a postgraduate unit that takes staff and students to Shanghai. Students will receive lectures from Monash staff and engage in observational study of China’s biggest city.
Shanghai is the economic capital of China and the site where western modernity first made landfall in the 1850s.
Since that time it has evolved under a complex mix of domestic and international influences.
Since 1992 it has been promoted as China’s global city and has used arts and culture, and later the cultural creative industries as an essential part of this ambition.
This unit allows students to experience this dynamic city first hand, guided by Monash staff who have researched and lived in the city.
Students will be given local context, information and a research overview by Monash staff who will also supervise small study excursions of the city.
Monash Abroad Information Sessions 2014
These are a great way of finding out what’s involved with overseas study. You’ll learn about the application process, visa requirements and financing your trip.
Dates for the 2014 Monash Abroad information sessions will be available soon.
Explore a world of opportunity
As a “Faculty without Borders” Monash Arts is committed to providing a wide variety of opportunities for students to study overseas as part of their degree.
Studying overseas is the ideal opportunity to experience different cultures, make new friends and explore the world without postponing your studies. Everyone’s experience of studying overseas is unique; however, there are a number of benefits that students share in common.
These include greater independence and self-discipline, adaptability and intercultural understanding.
Where can you go?
The short answer is you can go almost anywhere in the world. See Monash’s exchange partners here.
More specifically, we have overseas campuses in South Africa and Malaysia and a teaching centre in Prato, Italy.
Types of programs
Our programs fall into two broad groups based on the amount of time spent overseas – short and long-term programs.
Eligibility for Arts Study Abroad/Exchange
Who can apply?
To be eligible for Monash Arts study abroad/exchange you must:
– be actively enrolled in a Monash degree
– have completed at least 48 points of your Monash degree
– have a credit average (60%) in your results so far
Some courses may have additional requirements for approval.
Please note: It is strongly recommended that you arrange to meet with a course adviser to ensure that you meet the criteria.
Financing your trip, and living and travel costs
Most students who participate in study abroad and exchange programs receive travel grants from the university. You may also be eligible for a range of other loans, scholarships and grants.
To begin the application process, visit the Monash Abroad website:
Living and Travel Costs
You will have to pay your overseas travel and living costs. These vary between countries and depend on the length of time you plan to be away but you will need enough to cover your airfare, travel insurance, visas, accommodation, food, sightseeing, entertainment and any other travel you plan to do.
Study Abroad/Exchange 2015 procedure
Are you ready to make an application for a Monash Arts Study Abroad/Exchange program?
For Faculty of Arts students (including double degree students) wishing to depart in Semester 1 or 2, 2015 please read the following flyer:
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