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*Edith Cowan University

Perth, Australia

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Edith Cowan University is Western Australia's second largest university, with approximately 23,000 students. It includes four campuses, all of which are connected by train or bus to the city center. Most MU students study at either the Mount Lawley or Joondalup campus.

Mount Lawley, located in a cosmopolitan suburb minutes from the city center, abounds with shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Joondalup, a modern campus located in Perth's fastest growing metropolitan sector with state-of-the-art facilities, includes a newly built recreation center.

As an MU student, you can attend school in Australia for a semester or the full academic year. Being in the southern hemisphere, Australia's academic year begins with the new calendar year. The first (fall) semester begins in late February with a week of orientation. Classes meet until the first week of June and exams conclude by the first week of July. The second (winter) semester begins in mid-July and exams end in mid-November.



You will take regular ECU classes alongside Australian students. More than 330 courses are offered through the five faculties, including:

  • Business and public management
  • Computing
  • Health and science
  • Communications and creative industries
  • Education and social sciences

Academic credit

For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn 12 to 15 credit hours. Course credit transfers to MU, but your grades will not appear on your MU transcript and are not figured into your GPA. Although you are guaranteed to receive credit for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic adviser(s) to obtain pre-approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements.


With a population of 1.7 million, Perth is Australia's fourth largest and fastest growing city. Perth's amenities are world class and its people, industries and institutions are dynamic and global in outlook. As well as being friendly, safe and relaxed, Perth offers all the cosmopolitan attractions of a large international city. The city boasts hundreds of restaurants, cafes, cinemas, nightclubs, music venues and great shopping. The warm, sunny climate is perfect for sporting and leisure: from surfing to whale-watching to sailing.


Program Budget

Additional Expenses

In addition to the program costs paid to MU, you will have expenses associated with international travel and living abroad. The amounts listed are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host institution and past participants. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided.

Please note that these expenses do not include vacation travel or sightseeing.

Financial Aid Information

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule. Reminder: You must be enrolled in study abroad and have completed the required financial aid forms for study abroad in order to be considered for aid.

Because non-resident tuition charges apply, MU students should be eligible to use non-resident scholarship towards the program costs.

Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Spring 2016 09/21/2015
Calendar Year 2016 09/21/2015
Academic Year 2016/17 02/15/2016
Fall 2016 04/15/2016 07/11/2016 11/18/2016
Spring 2017 09/20/2016
Calendar Year 2017 09/20/2016


We are delighted that you are applying to study abroad. This is the first step of your journey, and while there is a lot to do, it should not be overwhelming. Once you apply for the program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. In addition, our study abroad staff are available to answer your questions.

  1. Meet with the MU International Center study abroad adviser listed in the program snapshot if you have any questions.
  2. Start an application in using the button below if you are an MU student.
    • Non-MU students should visit our page for Non-MU participants for more information about the application process.
    • Once you have started an application, you can return to it later by logging in to myStudyAbroad (see the button at the top of the page).
  3. Complete your application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following:
    • Material submissions - Printable forms which require the physical submission of materials.
    • Signature Documents - Items you may digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding.
    • Recommendations - Recommendations may be submitted electronically by MU faculty and staff.
    • Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically.

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