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Study online in your home country for Semester 2 in 2020.

Australia's borders are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing international students from entering the country.

However, ECU will be offering a range of courses that you can study online in Semester 2 2020. When our border re-opens, you'll be able to complete your studies on-campus in Perth, subject to you being able to obtain a visa.

To find out what courses are available, take a look at our Semester 2 offerings.



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Why Perth?

Edith Cowan University, based in Perth Western Australia is Australia's top public university for teaching quality and one of the best for student experience.

We're also one of the world's best young universities 1, with more than 6,000 international students who've chosen to study in Perth.

Perth is a vibrant, sophisticated and safe city that's regularly rated in the top 10 in the world for liveability 2.

Home to almost 2 million people, Perth is one of Australia's most multicultural cities, with around 37% of citizens being born in another country.

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

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

1. Source: Times Higher Education 2019 Young University rankings.
2. Source: The Economist's annual liveability survey.

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Why ECU?

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

  • Azerbaijan
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan

Perth -2.5 hours

  • India
  • Sri Lanka

Perth -2 hours

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan

Perth -1 hours

  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Mongolia
  • Vietnam

Same time zone

  • Brunei
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore

Perth +1 hours

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • South Korea

2020 Semester 2 offerings

Apply for a range of courses in Semester 2.

Choose a course from one of our study areas below.

These courses can be started via online study in your home country. When borders re-open, you can complete your studies on-campus in Perth, subject to you meeting visa requirements.

What does PARTIAL mean?

Some courses listed below are shown as ‘partial’. This means we don't usually offer the course via online study, but it's available to you in Semester 2 of 2020, provided you enrol in up to 4 units of online study in that course.

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

International scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for scholarships to study our undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Scholarships can help reduce your fees, text books and living expenses.

International scholarships

Stories from our international students

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

Student
stories

  • "ECU has supported me all the way"
    Arshil JahECU Master of Engineering student

    I wanted to choose a university whose foundation is strong. At that point, ECU was one of the few universities in Australia whose Master of Engineering was professionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

    Civil engineering is one of the core fields of the engineering industry. The benefit of doing construction projects during your Master's studies is that you can exercise the technical skills learned at university. After completing my engineering practicum, I have been able to secure a position as a part-time Graduate Civil Engineer with a construction firm in Perth.

    The first site construction I was appointed at was a bridge construction project in the heart of Perth. Such an opportunity allowed me to not only build my experience as a site engineer, but also to work with a very efficient team of civil engineers and deliver the project.

    The journey overall has not been easy, but I learned that you always get help if you ask. ECU has supported me all the way, through continued support of lecturers and through the help of student services.

  • "I have no doubt I came to the right place for my doctoral degree"
    Emmanuel Kokoroko
    Emmanuel KokorokoPhD Business (major in Management)

    I chose to do my doctorate here because I found the PhD in Business program at the School of Business and Law to be focused on conducting cutting edge and innovative research in areas that are relevant to the global community.

    The ECU facilities and services are more than enough for you to achieve your dreams. The great thing about the lecturers is that they give you the opportunity to explore and discover your interests whilst at the same time they guide you to pursue those interests.

    I found my supervisors to be very supportive and dedicated to supervising my research work, they create an enabling learning environment that help me to develop my research skills and competencies.

    To the new international current and prospective students especially the graduate research students, I can assure you that ECU is a great place to study.

    ECU carries this climate of a modern, world-class and ambitious institution. It looks like a place I can achieve my goals and aspirations. I have no doubt I came to the right place for my doctorates degree.

  • "The support staff are always ready to help"
    Margaret AdejumoMaster of Nursing

    Margaret, an international student from Nigeria, is studying a Master of Nursing at ECU, and enjoying the mix of theory with practical real-life situations.

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