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 -2.5 hours
- Sri Lanka
Perth -2 hours
Perth -1 hours
Same time zone
- Hong Kong
Perth +1 hours
- South Korea
What can you study here?
To help our students with a career direction, we group similar fields of work into 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.
World Ready Experience
We equip you with the confidence and practical skills to deal with whatever challenges may come your way, no matter where you are in the world.
Stay longer on your student visa
From November 2019, international students may be eligible to stay in Western Australia for three years after completing their undergraduate or postgraduate study.
A post-study work visa may give you the opportunity to gain more work experience and you could be eligible for skills assessments required for a skilled visa application.
There may also be an opportunity for you to apply for a limited number of scholarships, providing up to $15,000 per year to support study and living expenses. For ECU, the scholarship would require you to study at our South West Campus in Bunbury.
Note: These announcements are a positive development for international students interested in studying in Perth, but are subject to change as they are formally implemented by the relevant state and federal government departments.
More about post-study work visas
Stories from our international students
Perth is Australia’s most multicultural city, with around 35% of its citizens being born in another country.
Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.
ECU students from Malaysia share their experiences of studying at ECU.
ECU students from the Philippines share their experiences of studying at ECU.
"Work Integrated Learning Placement at Holiday Inn Group"
Master of Business Administration International graduate, Reily Tammepag talks about her successful Work Integrated Learning Placement at Holiday Inn Group.
"The longer I've been here, the more I'm falling in love with Perth"
One of the main reasons why I decided to study in ECU is because I wanted a new and modern university atmosphere. I also heard the teaching quality is good here and that's important for my development and learning in university. I also chose to study psychology at ECU because this uni focuses on research as well as theory and I have an interest in becoming a researcher in the future.
I would like say to someone who is thinking about studying at ECU is grab this opportunity you will not regret it. Perth is beautiful, there's so much to do and so much to see and ECU has amazing opportunities, helpful lecturers, and beautiful campuses. If you ever feel like you're homesick, join a club or association it will make you feel like you have a sense of belonging. The longer I've been here, the more I’m falling in love with Perth.
"ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia"
I chose ECU for its high-quality teaching standards and world-class laboratory facilities. I was interested in mathematics and physics in high school. However, the main inspiration behind choosing electrical engineering was my passion for renewable energy.
ECU provides a very friendly environment for studies, the classes are smaller which allows lecturers and student to engage in an effective manner. I also joined a couple of academic and social clubs at university and made so many good friends and industry connections.
I took an internship program in my last semester and I’m still working with that company. It is an amazing experience to realise that the concepts and theories which I learn at the university have numerous applications in real life.
The best features of Perth are its weather and very friendly people. I like to hang out with friends and colleagues, do rock climbing, go to the beach and play badminton.
ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia. I would strongly encourage local and international students to choose ECU and pursue their career in STEM.