Start your ECU studies in November 2020
We're announcing some exciting online study options for our international students.
November 2020 teaching period
Fast-track your degree by studying courses or units online during our Australian summer teaching period.November 2020
Study in Semester 1 2021
With possible international travel restrictions, we're also offering online courses for Semester 1 2021.Semester 1, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you are based outside of Australia or living in another Australian state you can commence your studies online. If you are already in Western Australia we expect you to study on-campus.
You can now complete your English proficiency testing from home, using the TOEFL Special Home Edition. The scores are identical to the TOEFL iBT, and your results will be available in 6-10 days. Visit TOEFL Special Home Edition to register for the test.
The tests must be completed before 30 September 2020.
Also, if you are looking to package your ECU studies with an English course, our English pathway providers accept a range of other tests.
Our Admissions team may assess your latest results to issue a conditional offer for your selected course at ECU. You can submit final documents at a later date, but you do need to meet all conditions of your conditional offer, e.g. academic, English, GTE, before we can make you an unconditional offer that allows you to proceed to the next steps.
If you are eligible, ECU will issue you with an offer to commence on-campus study in semester 1, 2021. If travel restrictions remain in place and you cannot commence on-campus study at this time, we can defer your on-campus commencement to a later date.Note Before deferring, please speak to us or your education agent as there might be suitable alternatives.
Please visit our Important Dates page.
Yes, our Orientation is also done virtually, and we'll be sharing more details with you closer to the date.
The November unit options are best suited to commencing students. However, if a unit suits your study plan and you are not currently residing in Western Australia, you are welcome to enrol.
To receive your Confirmation of Enrolment from ECU, you must:
- receive an unconditional offer from ECU
- accept your course offer as outlined in our email to you
- pay the fees specified in your offer letter, as well as your Overseas Student Health Cover
- you can avoid delays and make your payment online
If you are going to apply for a student visa to include the online component of your studies, you will need OSHC as part of your student visa requirement. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.
You need to pay your tuition fees in full – as detailed on your offer letter – in order to receive a Confirmation of Enrolment. If you pay for a full study load but enrol only into select units, the remaining fees will be carried over to a subsequent study period as a credit.
Refunds will be considered in accordance with ECU’s International Student Tuition Fee Refund Policy.
If borders open in the middle of a study period, we recommend you complete online studies from overseas, then transfer to on-campus for the following study period.
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.
"The support staff are always ready to help"
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.
"ECU has supported me all the way"
"The internship I completed in my final semester has been the perfect stepping stone to advance my career"
I chose to study International Hotel and Resort Management at ECU because I had heard of the practical nature of the course. My lecturers were very experienced in the hospitality and tourism industry and provided real life examples and case studies to link theory with current industry practice.
I was lucky enough to take part in the Borneo study tour, and no words can describe how amazing that experience was. In my final semester at ECU, I was able to secure an internship placement. That experience was great, as it allowed me to put what I had learnt into practice, at the same time as learning plenty of new skills from my supervisors and colleagues. Since graduating, I have been lucky enough to be accepted in to the graduate program at Accor hotels, where I will be relocating to Broome. This is truly my greatest achievement so far, and I am excited for the new challenges ahead of me.