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, 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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Scholarships for International Students
Our World Ready scholarships can reduce your tuition fees by up to 20%, saving you thousands of AUD. They're available to international students studying on-campus or studying online, including in November 2020 or 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 31 December 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.
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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.
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World Ready Experience
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Stories from our international students
Perth is Australia’s most multicultural city, with around 32% of its citizens being born in another country.