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.
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 will study at either Mount Lawley or Joondalup.
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.
MU students take regular ECU classes alongside Australian students. More than 330 courses are offered through the five faculties, including:
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 grade point average. Although you are guaranteed to receive credit for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get 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.
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.
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.
|Term||Application Deadline||Program Start||Program End|
|Calendar Year 2016||09/21/2015|
|Academic Year 2016/17||02/15/2016|
|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.
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