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Why Study in Perth?

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Edith Cowan University welcomes students wishing to study in Australia who aren't Australian citizens or permanent residents.

We're one of the youngest Australian universities, home to more than 3,500 international students.

ECU is based in Perth, Western Australia, a vibrant, sophisticated and safe city that's rated one of the world's most liveable*.

Western Australia is a driving force in Australia's economy, with massive investment in mining, energy, construction and technology.

The state produces 48% of Australia's exports, yet has only 10% of the population.

There is a demand for qualified workers across a wide range of fields, and jobs are amongst the highest paid in Australia.

*Source: The Economist's 2015 annual liveability survey.


Australia's best climate

Australia’s best climate

Perth’s weather is arguably the best in Australia. We enjoy the most days of sunshine of all of our major cities.

The mild Mediterranean climate, endless blue skies and brilliant beaches are hard to beat!


We’re closer than you think

Perth has the same or similar time zone as many Asian cities.

We’re also the closest Australian capital to cities in Asia, Africa, and Europe.


Perth -3 hours

Perth minus three hours
  • Pakistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Tajikistan

Perth -2.5 hours

Perth minus two and a half hours
  • India
  • Sri Lanka

Perth -2 hours

Perth minus two hours
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan

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Perth minus one hour
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Mongolia
  • Laos

Same time zone

Perth same time zone
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Brunei
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong

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Perth plus one hour
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • South Korea
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Why Choose ECU?

ECU is one of the world's best young universities*.

We’re young and we’re curious. We’re constantly scanning what’s happening in the world and translating this into challenging, realistic and highly practical courses that prepare students for the future.

Our programs are developed in consultation with industry groups and we focus on our graduates' employability skills.

Practicums and networking events are integral to most of our courses and students can be offered paid internships as part of their studies.

That’s how university should be.

*Times Higher Education 100 universities under 50 global rankings, 2015


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A short introduction to Edith Cowan University campuses and facilities.

Fantastic facilities and programs

ECU offers a diverse range of courses, and our facilities are some of the best you'll find at any university in Australia.

We have Australia's fastest growing Engineering School, the largest Nursing program in Western Australia, and our exercise science laboratories are considered among the best in the Southern Hemisphere.

The oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia can be found here, along with one of the most comprehensive Communications & Arts Schools in the Southern Hemisphere, and WAAPA, one of the world's leading performing arts academies.


Highly rated by our graduates

At ECU, we attract lecturers who are some of the best industry practitioners in their fields.

They're people who genuinely care about their students.

It's why our graduates have given us a 5-star rating* for teaching quality for the past SEVEN years.

No other public universities in Western Australia and very few across Australia have achieved anything like this result.

We've also received consistently high ratings for overall graduate satisfaction and for generic skills development during the same period.

*Source: Good Universities Guide 2016.


Building an exciting future

ECU campuses have some of the most talked about architecture in Western Australia.

Our latest development, the award-winning 'Ngoorlark' building, is an exciting addition to our Joondalup campus.

This purpose-built facility, housing a range of student services, was officially opened in May 2015.

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Coming to life: more great facilities for ECU’s Joondalup campus.


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Hear what some of our international students have to say about their ECU experience.

Stories from our international students

Perth is Australia’s most multicultural city, with around 35% of its citizens being born in another country.

This YouTube playlist features ECU students from all over the world talking about what it’s like studying at our university and living in multicultural Perth.

  • Shanaaz Badat
    Shanaaz Badat
  • Holly Winkle
    Holly Winkle
  • Emily Leung
    Emily Leung
  • Mohammad Alaidaroos
    Mohammad Alaidaroos
  • Shou Pei Ng
    Shou Pei Ng
  • Asit Gandhi
    Asit Gandhi
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Watch our international students' stories.

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What can you Study here?

To help our students with a career direction, we group similar fields of work into 12 study areas.

Within each study area below you can choose an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. And within most degree courses, you can choose your speciality, or major subject.



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What Next?

If you’ve read this far and you’re interested in studying in Perth at ECU, here’s what you should do next.


Choose a course

Select a study area above then go to the Your Degree section to explore courses. Alternatively, you can do a search on all ECU courses.

Apply to study at ECU

You can apply to study in Perth directly, using our online application system, or through an authorised ECU education representative in your home country. These people can help with your application and student visa.

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