Monash University Malaysia Ranking

Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by Alvina Ibe

Our world university rankings

At Monash, we take our reputation seriously. Monash has achieved an enviable international reputation for research and teaching excellence in a short 50 years. Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities. And, in line with our vision and strategy for the future, Monash will continue to drive for improvement.

But while rankings are important, we care as much about your individual experience as we do about our position on the global scale. Monash gives you opportunities that don’t affect our rankings, but will enrich your life as a Monash student.

Monash is ranked:

  • 75th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
  • 73rd globally and third in Australia in ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.
  • 21st in the World’s Most International Universities in 2017 as released by Times Higher Education.
  • 58th globally according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022.
  • Ranked sixth in world in the Times Higher Education Golden Age university ranking 2019.

Leaders from the world’s most successful companies consistently rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire graduates. Global Employability Rankings, 2011–2015, New York Times

Ranked 56th in the world from which to hire graduates (Global Employability University Rankings, 2015)

The Good Universities Guide 2016 awarded Monash five stars for:

  • staff qualifications
  • student retention
  • research grants.

Top one per cent of business employability education providers. Monash is the only Group of Eight university with triple crown international business accreditation within the Faculty of Business and Economics:

  • AMBA.

Discipline rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate  studies than graduates from other Australian universities


Monash University Malaysia is a fully-fledged campus of Monash University – a premier research-intensive Australian university. Located in Sunway City, students at Monash Malaysia can benefit from the international mobility schemes as part of their course and study at Monash University Australia as a transfer/exchange student. Monash University is ranked 55th in the QS 2021 World University Rankings. Monash Malaysia is the third largest campus of Monash University; a globally connected university with industrial and academic collaborations.

Monash University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world- 2020 Times Higher Education. The university’s campus in Malaysia offers a distinctly international and culturally rich environment with over 8,400 students from 78 countries.

Students are taught by highly qualified academic staff and the same rigorous standards are applied at the campus as at other Monash campuses. It offers education through academic schools including School of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Information Technology, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and School of Science. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, 18 subjects of Monash University Malaysia were placed in the world’s top 100.

Students can access the Monash University Australia library of online resources which have over 1,879 online databases, 139,286 e-journals and 1.5 million e-books. Located 30 minutes south of Kuala Lumpur, Monash Malaysia has affordable housing options and a range of international cuisine where students can enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle in a multi-cultural environment.

It offers a range of career opportunities, and assists students and potential employers with a variety of employment and career development services. The employment unit also conducts careers fairs, employer information sessions, job seeker’s workshops and on-campus recruitment and interview sessions.

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What's new

What’s new

COVID-19 research

Monash University is currently working on COVID-19 treatments through four projects that include a potential treatment which can be inhaled. The university has been awarded funding of over AUD 1.3 million by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). The MRFF’s research is part of the AUD 8 billion Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Health Plan by the Australian Government. Visit the university website for more details on these projects.

Admission updates

The July 2021 intake (second semester) will continue to be delivered online as part of the university’s ongoing education reform; with most units having on-campus and blended teaching and learning.

Meet Monash

Students can also explore education options at Monash’s Malaysia campus through live chat with university representatives.Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Monash University Malaysia offers several resources and training to its faculty to ensure high teaching standards.

The Education Management (EM) team offers both consultation and advice on teaching and learning enhancement through innovative practices which includes technology integrated learning. Education Management consists of education development, as well as student engagement, and offers several services for Monash University Malaysia’s staff.

Education Management undertakes various education development initiatives in collaboration with individual departments and schools. The Education Management team organises various events including Glocalization of Learning Speaker Series as well as the Education Innovators Forum, which brings staff of the campus together on multidisciplinary levels.Department structure

Department structure

These are the academic units at Monash University Malaysia.

School of Arts and Social Sciences: The school offers an innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum that equips students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their careers.

School of Business: With international travel opportunities, international accreditation, and strong industry links, a degree from Monash Business gives students a successful career in business.

School of Engineering: Monash offers the best engineering program in Malaysia. It is among the top 100 in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering – as per the QS World University Subject Rankings 2020.

School of Information Technology: The school is committed to innovating technologies that benefit society, and research themes that cover areas such as artificial intelligence, data science, cyber security, digital health, and software engineering. Its staff has developed a strong collaboration with colleagues from the IT faculty in Monash Australia, as well as industry partners.

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences: The School offers Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, and the Bachelor of Psychological Science. The team has published in globally-recognised journals as well as empirical volumes.

School of Science: The School of Science offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in the fields of applied microbiology, biotechnology, food science and technology, genomics and bioinformatics, medical bioscience, medicinal chemistry, and tropical environmental biology.

School of Pharmacy: Monash University Malaysia’s School of Pharmacy plays a unique role in the university’s key research priorities. The school is innovative, dynamic, and research-focused.Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Students can visit the website to view the entry scores required.

General English language requirements

Students applying to Monash Malaysia must provide evidence of their English language ability prior to admission. The university accepts IELTS or TOEFL scores. Refer to the website for specific English language requirements. Students who do not meet any of the English language requirements are encouraged to pursue the Monash English Bridging programme.

Students must have good English language skills which are necessary for all academic programmes taught at Monash. They can demonstrate their English language proficiency through various means, including:

  • English proficiency tests
  • Learning the language at Year 12 or its equivalent
  • Learning at an educational institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Monash English bridging

If students have attained more than one of the English language requirements over a period of time, only the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be considered.

Submission of evidence

Students are required to submit full documentary evidence to support their English proficiency with their application for candidature.Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Monash Malaysia offers scholarships for students with excellent academic records.

Monash High Achiever Award: Available for new and continuing students who have met the expected scores.

Monash Medicine Bursary: Open to students of the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine programme. Each bursary offers students a total of RM 50,000 (RM 10,000 per year over a five-year study period).

Monash Pharmacy Equity Scholarship: This awards applicants of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) programme a 50% or 100% tuition fee waiver and a stipend for a select few as well.

Monash Pharmacy Excellence scholarship: This offers a 25% or 50% tuition fee waiver for the applicants of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) programme.

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation – Monash Equity Scholarship: This offers a 50% or 100% tuition fee waiver along with a stipend for a select few applicants.

Sports Scholarship: Applicable to Malaysian national athletes with a verification letter from the National Sports Council of Malaysia; and offers RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver per semester.

Monash bursaries for Indonesian students: Open to Indonesian students. This applies to all undergraduate courses except Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).

Sibling discounts: The sibling paying the higher tuition fees will be eligible for a 10% waiver off his/her semester tuition fees, subject to T&Cs.

Master of Professional Counselling Scholarship: Selected scholars of the program on full time will receive a partial tuition fee waiver.

Graduate Research Pathways Scholarship: This covers partial or 100% tuition fees and is for applicants of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce, the Master of Biomedical Science programme, and honours degrees.

Graduate Research Excellence Scholarship: Open to graduate research students pursuing a research master’s degree or doctoral degree, each scholarship comes with a full tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend of RM 2,800.Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

The Employment and Career Development unit at the campus assists students and potential employers with a variety of employment and career development services. The employment unit also conducts career fairs, employer information sessions, job seeker’s workshops and on-campus recruitment and interview sessions.

Monash Global Careers is the international student job portal that provides information on employer partners and a job search engine.

A few Monash graduates have shared their views on outcomes from their Monash Malaysia experience:

Lihini Ratwatte – Bachelor of Arts (Global), Double Major in Communications and International Studies, Project Officer UN Women, Sri Lanka

“Monash made me feel that my opinion matters, and that I can contribute in some way to society. The world views that I acquired from the Monash Bachelor of Arts inspired me to reflect on issues of gender discrimination, and encouraged me to give something back when I returned to my home country of Sri Lanka.”

Steven Taniko – Bachelor of Computer Science, Software Engineer, HSBC, Indonesia

“My studies at Monash Malaysia not only prepared me with the knowledge and skills in the field of Computer Science, but also in the mentality that a professional should have. The standard and the level of difficulty that have been set by Monash definitely well-equipped me to face the challenging reality of the working world.”

William Soh Yew Chong – Doctor of Philosophy, Economist, World Bank

“I pursued my PhD to increase my chances of working with the World Bank, and I secured a position with them even before I submitted my final thesis. Without pursuing my PhD at Monash Malaysia, this career goal of mine would’ve still been a goal instead of reality.”

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