Monash English Bridging Indonesia

At Monash College we are dedicated to preparing students for success at university in Australia. By completing the Monash English Bridging (MEB) program you will gain fluency in English and confidence in the academic skills required at Monash University at a graduate level.

You will be based in central Jakarta at the Menteng campus of Universitas Mercu Buana, where you will study the same curriculum and learn the same skills as MEB students in Australia, without the need to leave Indonesia.

The MEB is delivered in part-time mode to provide you the flexibility to manage your English studies around your work commitments.

Successful graduates of the MEB program gain direct entry into their destination programs without further testing such as IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent.

A direct pathway to Monash University for applicants of Indonesian scholarship programs

Monash University is a bold, enterprising and research-intensive institution ranked in the top 100 universities of the world. In many disciplines we are ranked in the top 50 of the world.

MEB is a well-established Monash University pathway and is accepted for entry into most Monash University Master and Doctoral programs. This will assist applicants of local scholarship programs, such as the Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP), enter Monash University or other Australian universities with IELTS 6.5 and 7.0 (or equivalent) requirements.

For more details visit the MEB page.

The benefits of English preparation at Monash

  1. Be confident in the Australian teaching and learning style before you commence your program.
  2. Enjoy our student-centric teaching style, giving you access to your tutors for immediate and personalised feedback.
  3. Be better-prepared for your graduate studies by learning academic skills essential to all degrees
  4. Study alongside like-minded students who have the same goal as you – to study at one of the world’s top universities.
  5. Develop an approach for writing a clear and focused research proposal
  6. Potentially qualify for numerous scholarship opportunities to study at world-class Australian universities

Course information

DatesThe program has been to deferred to a later date. Information will be updated shorty
Location Universitas Mercu Buana, Menteng Campus (Tugu Tani)
Class timetable
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays
    6.30pm – 9pm
  • Saturdays 8.30am – 3pm
Fees IDR 32,000,000 (IDR 10,000,000 deposit is required one month prior to the commencement of the MEB)

English scholarships available for PhD candidates

Scholarships of up to AUD 3,000 may be available to applicants who are eligible for the Monash Doctoral Program (PhD).

Applicants should check their eligibility, and organise an invitation to apply for a PhD through an expression of interest or by seeking supervisors.  English scholarships are available to eligible Doctoral applicants from the following Monash University faculties:

  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Science

Doctoral and Master applicants from other disciplines may inquire about the availability of any scholarship funding.

For further information on Monash Doctoral programs visit the Monash University future students page.

Scholarship conditions
All scholarship recipients are required to make a deposit of AUD1,000 one month before program commencement. The full AUD 1,000 will be reimbursed in full upon enrolment in Australia.

Applications for scholarships will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by individual faculties after the submission of an Expression of Interest, full application or confirmation of the availability of a Supervisor.

Entry requirements

Monash English Placement Test (MEPT)

The MEPT is a free one-hour English test assessing grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing. Participants who complete the test at required levels will be automatically invited to enter the MEB.

To make an appointment to sit the MEPT in Jakarta please email

Alternatively you may submit an English language proficiency test

The score you require will depend on the English requirement of your intended postgraduate course.

  • For Australian courses requiring an IELTS 6.5 you will need a score of IELTS 6.0, writing 6.0, no band lower than 5.0 (or equivalent).
  • For Australian courses requiring an IELTS 7.0 you will need a score of IELTS 6.5, no band lower than 6.5 (or equivalent).

How to apply for the MEB

Step 1You submit an Expression of interest to apply for a Monash Graduate program following the admission process for your chosen discipline on the Monash University future students page.
Step 2You sit the Monash English Placement Test.
Step 3

You are sent a conditional offer to join a Monash University Doctoral program and informed of the availability of funding to join the MEB.

Step 4You apply online and pay a program deposit of AUD 1,000 (fully reimbursed upon enrollment in Australia).


"Monash English Bridging Program is a Monash College program that helps prospective students to improve their English skills. The learning process is solid, structured and challenging, which forces us to study more independently. Everything you get in this program is useful to adapt to the academic process in Australia."

- Agung Prasetyo, participant of the 2018 MEB Indonesia program

"Monash English Bridging Program is valuable for improving academic English. An independent learning approach was introduced during the program so participants could improve their skills independently (online).

- Wibisono Bagus Nimpuno, participant of the 2018 MEB Indonesia program

Further information

For further information about the program or to register, contact:

Universitas Mercu Buana International office:
+6221-584-0816 ext. 3902
+62 812-1050-0081 (Phone/WA/LINE)

Looking for an entry pathway to a Monash College Diploma in Indonesia? Check out Jakarta International College's MEB program here.